Kaufman County and TxDOT are proposing to construct a new alignment in Kaufman County, connecting at SH 205 to south of I-20, with an interchange at US 80 and I-20 in Kaufman County. An in-person Open house meeting was held on Thursday, Nov 17 to gather public comments and discuss the proposed Outer Loop but even if you were not able to attend the meeting, you may still provide comments to TxDOT until Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022.
The proposed project is needed because the existing facilities in and around western Kaufman County do not currently provide adequate mobility and regional connectivity, nor are they able to accommodate current and future travel demands and projected population growth, leading to operational deficiencies and congestion issues. The proposed project would provide improved access across the eastern part of the Dallas - Fort Worth metroplex (DFW) and have a positive impact on congested urban areas in the DFW region and Kaufman County.
The proposed project would, subject to final design considerations, require additional right of way and potentially displace residences and/or non-residential structures. The proposed project may involve construction in wetlands. The proposed project may involve an action in a floodplain.
Comments must be postmarked or otherwise received by Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022 to: Kaufman County Outer Loop, HDR Engineering, 17111 Preston Road, Suite 300, Dallas, Texas 75248; or by email.