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Study Overview

Join Collin County in developing a plan to keep communities connected and prepared to accommodate future growth.

Collin County is experiencing rapid growth and the Future Mobility Study is an opportunity for the public and stakeholders to provide input on current and future transportation needs. The study includes east and southeast Collin County as well as Dallas, Rockwall and Hunt counties to help ensure a regional approach to transportation planning.

Study Approach

The first phase of the Future Mobility Study ended in October 2021 and was an opportunity for the County to collect data and share information about projected population and employment growth, traffic patterns within the study area, current and future developments, current safety issues and environmental constraints.

The initial phase focused on outreach with agencies, local governments and the public, and did not include any route studies, roadway designs or recommended improvements.

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PHASE 1:
August 2020 - October 2021

October 2020

Collin County began meeting with city and county
representatives to gather additional information such as transportation
planning efforts and current and future commercial and residential
developments.

February 2021

Collin County held two Technical Works Sessions with county and city representatives to present study data and gather initial input.

May 2021

Information shared at the Technical Work Sessions was presented for public review and comment during virtual and in-person public meetings.

More information about the public meetings can be viewed here.

Click here to view the Phase 1: Executive Summary.

Click here to view the Phase 1: Final Report.

Phase 2:
November 2021-Present

The second phase of the Future Mobility Study began in November 2021 and will focus on identifying transportation improvements to accommodate population and employment growth in the eastern part of the County.

Using data and feedback collected during the first phase of the study, the second phase will focus on identifying specific improvements and route studies to support future project implementation decisions, preserving land needed for improvements, and determining the potential use of federal funding.

The second phase of the study will include:

  • Evaluation of existing arterials and infrastructure
  • Additional traffic modeling to better understand where people begin and end their trips and which roadways may be overloaded, now or in the future
  • Route studies and evaluation for new roadways
  • Environmental studies to further identify sensitive areas and constraints
  • Recommendations for potential projects and funding sources
  • Considerations for all modes of transportation

April 2022

Collin County held a virtual Phase 2 Kick-off meeting to provide a study update to city, county, and organizational partners, and continue the data collection process.

Next Steps:
Summer 2022

Collin County will hold a Technical Work Session early in the summer with city and county representatives to study data and gather input on recommendations. Later this summer, study recommendations will be shared at virtual and in-person public meetings for public review and comment.

Outreach with agencies, local governments and the public is an important part of the study and will continue throughout the second phase of the study. To sign up for study updates, including information about upcoming public meetings, please
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Study Timeline

The second phase of the study began in November 2021 and is expected to be complete by Spring 2023.
However, all dates are subject to change.

MODAL ANALYSIS

Late 2021 - Summer 2022

Arterial & infrastructure evaluation

Late 2021 - Summer 2022

traffic modeling

Late 2021 - Winter 2023

Route studies

Late 2021 - Winter 2023

environmental studies

Late 2021 - Winter 2023

TECHNICAL WORK GROUP MEETINGS

Early Summer 2022 & Fall 2023

public meetings

Late Summer 2022 & Late Winter 2023

Project recommendations & potential funding

Winter 2023
CCFM Timeline 2022: Winter 2021 - winter 2023.
Model Analysis
Arterial Evaluation
Route Studies
Environmental Studies
Tech Work Group Meetings
Public Meetings
Project Recommendations + Potential Funding

Growth

Collin County is one of the fastest growing counties in the state and nation. In 2019, it was estimated that 80 new residents moved to Collin County each day.

Collin County is experiencing rapid growth and the Future Mobility Study is an opportunity for the public and stakeholders to provide input on current and future transportation needs. The study includes east and southeast Collin County as well as Dallas, Rockwall and Hunt counties to help ensure a regional approach to traffic planning.

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DID YOU KNOW?

Collin County is one of the fastest growing counties in Texas. The county ranked number nine in the US Census Bureau’s list of top 10 counties with the largest population gains between 2010 – 2019.

Collin County is one of the fastest growing counties in Texas. The county ranked number nine in the US Census Bureau’s list of top 10 counties with the largest population gains between 2010 – 2019.

In the last 20 years, the county’s population has doubled from approximately 500,000 to just over 1 million people.

In the last 20 years, the county’s population has doubled from approximately 500,000 to just over 1 million people.

Historical data and growth projections show that Collin County is growing from the southwest to the northeast and east.

Growth projections and current development activity indicate that the County is growing from the southwest to the northeast and east.

The county’s high growth rate is expected to continue and population could reach 2.1 – 3.4 million in the next 30 years and beyond.

The county’s high growth rate is expected to continue and population could reach approximately 3 million in the next 40 years and beyond.*
*Addendum to the 2014 Collin County Mobility Plan

The county’s employment projections also show an increase of 1.2 – 1.6 jobs in the next 30 years and beyond.

The county’s employment projections also show an increase to an increase to 1.6 million jobs in the next 40 years and beyond.*

*addendum to the 2014 Collin County Mobility Plan

Planning for the future

Developing a cohesive roadway network and planning for future roadway corridors can require years of advance planning and development which is why the county must plan now for growth it expects in 30 years and beyond.

The longer the county waits to develop a plan, the more development continues to occur which could limit future transportation options.

Early planning and public involvement are important for maximizing mobility benefits, identifying transportation options, evaluating and mitigating possible impacts, and preserving land needed for potential improvements.

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