The Texas Department of Transportation is hosting an in-person and virtual public hearing to gather input on proposed improvements to US 75, according to the department’s website.

The in-person public hearing will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. March 16 at the First Baptist Richardson, located at 1001 N. Central Expressway, Richardson. The virtual hearing will open at 5:30 p.m. March 16 and remain open until March 24.

The proposed project would convert the highway’s existing high-occupancy vehicle lanes to peak-hour technology lanes between I-635 in Dallas County and SH 121 in Collin County. At any time, high-occupancy vehicles, low-emission vehicles and motorcycles will be able to use the technology lanes. During nonpeak travel times, single-occupant vehicles will also be able to use the technology lanes.

Construction will replace the double white stripes and pylons with broken white stripes to allow for continuous entrance and exit between the technology lanes and general-purpose lanes.

Documentation regarding the project location, tentative construction schedules and more will be presented at the in-person meeting. The in-person meeting will be hosted in an open-house format where attendants may come and go at their convenience.

TxDOT will accept public comment via several avenues including email, voicemail, a written letter and online once the hearing is opened. Comments must be postmarked or received by March 31.