At the conclusion of the study, which TxDOT anticipates will last one year, the agency plans to initiate an environmental study and begin drawing up schematic designs for a project aimed at addressing "long-term safety and mobility solutions" for the corridor and establishing "a recommended right-of-way footprint."
TxDOT has said it plans for the potential project along the corridor to connect to the Oak Hill Parkway project, a forthcoming construction initiative set to widen Hwy. 290 to increase mobility through the Y at Oak Hill.
Some residents along the corridor have pushed for safety reforms of the highway over the past year, including a community action group called the 290 Safety Coalition, which has petitioned for a reduced speed limit.
The open house is scheduled to run from 5-7 p.m. Individuals unable to attend the open house can provide feedback via an online survey.