Collin County is partnering with cities, the North Central Texas Council of Governments and the Texas Department of Transportation to create a regional approach to transportation planning.
The Future Mobility Study will focus on the transportation needs in the east portion of Collin County, from McKinney on the western side of the study area to Farmersville and Royse City on the east. Collin County and surrounding areas have seen an increase in the number of new commercial and residential developments, which makes it difficult to identify land needed for future transportation improvements, according to the county.
In McKinney, nearly all of the roadways east of US 75 are expected to exceed 55,000 vehicles in daily traffic counts by 2045, according to county projections.The study is being conducted to provide early planning and public involvement so potential transportation options can be developed, negative effects can be mitigated and land needed for potential improvements can be preserved, according to the county.
The first phase of the study was conducted between August 2020 and October 2021. During that time the county began to gather information for transportation planning efforts and held work sessions with county and city representatives to collect their input.
In November 2021 the second phase of the Future Mobility Study began with a focus on identifying transportation improvements to accommodate population and employment growth in the study area.
In November 2022 this culminated in a proposed plan for future county roadways at public meetings to gather input from the community.
The next steps for the study will be to refine recommendations for the mobility improvements. Final recommendations from the study will be released in fall 2023, according to the county.
In the meantime, stakeholder and public outreach will continue through the spring and summer. Study updates and information about upcoming public meetings will be released through the county.
Those interested can receive updates by filling out the information at www.ccfuturemobility.com/subscribe.