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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 Area map

Map showing the Future Mobility Study Area in Collin County, TX

Map Disclaimer: The proposed network is “still under evaluation” and subject to change.

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 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.

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PHASE 1: STUDY APPROACH
(August 2020 - October 2021)

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.

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.

Phase 2:
November 2021-Present

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.

Summer 2022

Collin County held technical work sessions throughout the summer with city and county representatives to gather input on study data and recommendations.

November 2022

A proposed plan for future county roadways and other transportation improvements was presented at in-person and virtual public meetings to gather input from the community.

October 2023

Collin County asked for community feedback at public meetings on its proposed transportation improvements based on in-depth data analysis of anticipated growth and development, modeling of future traffic patterns, and previous public input.

Proposed recommendations include:

  • The build-out of a comprehensive thoroughfare network

  • Multimodal considerations

  • Early analysis of potential new freeway concepts within the study area to support future growth

Next Steps:

Collin County will continue to refine recommendations for future mobility improvements, including route analysis, environmental studies, and traffic modeling to ensure the transportation system can meet future growth demands. Final recommendations will be released in Early 2024.

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 subscribe to updates.

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.

DATA COLLECTION & ANALYSIS

Summer 2020 - Spring 2022

individual meetings w/area representatives

Spring 2022 - Fall 2022

develop roadway plan recommendations

Summer 2022 - Winter 2023

traffic analysis & route studies

Summer 2020 - Summer 2023

environmental study

Summer 2020 - Summer 2023

TECHNICAL WORK session

Summer 2022

public meetings

Spring 2021 & Fall 2022

stakeholder & public outreach

Spring 2023 - Fall 2023

final report & recommendations

Fall 2023
CCFM Timeline, recommendation are coming early 2024!

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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