Blacklands Corridor

Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Thu November 7, 2013

Blacklands Corridor meeting tonight in Nevada

The study area identified by the North Central Texas Council of Governments.
NCTCOG

Herald Banner and Commerce Journal editor Caleb Slinkard discusses tonight's public meeting on the Blacklands Corridor toll road and a snag in the plans to construct a new YMCA building in Greenville.

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Blacklands Turnpike
9:10 am
Thu October 24, 2013

Blacklands Corridor study area expanded

NCTCOG

A study to determine the future transportation needs of the Blacklands Corridor is being expanded to include a lot more of the blacklands.

A public meeting has been scheduled next month to update the proposal, which now encompasses everything between Interstate 30 and U.S. Highway 380 between Greenville and Garland.

The Regional Transportation Council of the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) has announced the expanded study area is approximately 35 miles long and 440 square miles and takes in a portion of the President George Bush Turnpike.

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Texas Transportation
10:21 am
Wed October 23, 2013

Debt issues tied to SH 130 could impact toll projects

Speed limit on the new portion of SH130 will be 85MPH as the opening ceremonies for the final southern portion of SH130 toll road from Georgetown, TX north of Austin to Seguin near San Antonio.
Bob Daemmrich The Texas Tribune

A year ago this week, a toll road opened in Central Texas that represented two milestones for the state. While its posted 85 mph speed limit — the highest in the country — drew international headlines, many state and local leaders were more interested in the road’s unique financing: A private consortium designed and built the road and agreed to operate and maintain it for 50 years in exchange for a cut of the toll revenue. 

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Blacklands Corridor
4:54 pm
Thu October 10, 2013

Study team assembled; surrounding region to be considered

The study will take into account the context of the corridor, including other possible developments.
NCTCOG

In Arlington today, the North Central Texas Council of Governments Regional Transportation Council received a status update on the Blacklands Corridor feasibility study. The council is overseeing the project, which will review transportation options along the Blacklands Corridor between Greenville and Lavon. Researchers will also consider the corridor within the context of the overall transportation plan for the entire region, which could include other major highways, such as a connector between Interstate 30 and U.S.

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Blacklands Turnpike
9:20 am
Thu October 10, 2013

Blacklands update today in Arlington

The area under study runs from Greenville to Lavon.
NCTCOG

The North Texas area’s transportation planners are expected to receive another update today on the progress of a transportation study which may include a proposed toll road between Greenville and Lavon.

The Regional Transportation Council of the North Central Texas Council of Governments is scheduled to convene for a business meeting at 1 p.m. today in the NCTCOG headquarters in Arlington.

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Blacklands Turnpike
1:08 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

Sulphur mobility authority waiting on NCTCOG study

The Blacklands Corridor study area as defined by the North Central Texas Council of Governments.
NCTCOG

The meeting of the Sulphur River Regional Mobility Authority in Cooper on Sept. 5 included a review of the current situation surrounding the Blacklands Corridor.

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Blacklands Turnpike
9:43 am
Wed September 4, 2013

Toll road meeting in Cooper on Thursday

A sign opposing a toll road in the Blacklands Corridor greets motorists near the site of a July 25 public meeting on the topic in Lavon.
Mark Haslett KETR

The board of the Sulphur River Regional Mobility Authority will meet this week, and the Blacklands Corridor is on the agenda.

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Texas Transportation
7:55 am
Wed August 7, 2013

Irving meeting will include Blacklands Corridor

Members of the North Central Texas Regional Council of Governments' transportation staff hosted a meeting in Lavon in July.
Mark Haslett KETR

The proposed toll road between Greenville and Lavon is expected to be one of the topics of discussion this week during a meeting of the area’s transportation planners.

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Blacklands Turnpike
4:29 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

All options on table for Blacklands Corridor

The area under study stretches from central Hunt County to northeastern Dallas County.
NCTCOG

North Central Texas Council of Governments Transportation Department staff introduced the upcoming Blacklands Corridor Feasibility Study to the public in Lavon on July 25.

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Blacklands Turnpike
8:03 am
Fri July 26, 2013

Public study will determine Blacklands Corridor use

A capacity crowd at Phyllis NeSmith Elementary School in Lavon Thursday, to hear a presentation by the North Central Texas Council of Governments concerning the start of a transportation study for the region between Lavon and Greenville.
Greenville Herald-Banner

The parking lot and cafeteria at Phyllis NeSmith Elementary School in Lavon were filled Thursday night, as representatives from the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) announced the start of a transportation study of the area between Lavon and Greenville.

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