Blacklands Turnpike

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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Blacklands Turnpike
3:03 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

Public meeting on Blacklands tonight in Lavon

The route of the proposed toll road runs from just west of Greenville to Lavon.
KETR

People from the Dallas area and Northeast Texas will get a chance this evening to learn more about a proposed toll road that would be built between Greenville and Lavon. 

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Blacklands Turnpike
7:37 am
Wed July 17, 2013

Public meeting on Blacklands corridor set

The meeting will address the fate of the NETEX railroad corridor in Hunt and Collin counties.
Mark Haslett KETR

Area residents will get a chance next week to learn more about a toll road being proposed between Greenville and Lavon, prior to the start of a formal transportation study on the project.

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Blacklands Turnpike
5:31 pm
Tue April 30, 2013

Morris: Public will retain planning control

Michael Morris
North Central Texas Council of Governments

The director of the North Central Texas Council of Governments' Transportation Department says that a bill in the Texas Legislature - Senate Bill 1110 - would neither increase nor decrease the likelihood of the Blacklands Turnpike becoming a reality.

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Blacklands Turnpike
7:00 am
Fri April 26, 2013

Transportation bill moving through legislature

NPR

A bill with possible implications for public-private transportation projects like the proposed Blacklands Turnpike is making its way through the Texas Legislature.

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Blacklands Turnpike
8:27 am
Thu April 11, 2013

Planners: 'Blacklands corridor' needs study

The proposed toll road would follow the route of the old railroad line, which borders many homes in western Hunt County.
Mark Haslett

Northeast Texas communities, interested in the fate of the "Blacklands Corridor," await today's revision of the regional transportation plan.

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Blacklands Turnpike
6:00 am
Thu March 21, 2013

Homeowners anxious in proposed road's path

The NETEX right-of-way, at left, has been identified as a possible route for a toll road.
Mark Haslett KETR

In western Hunt County, a nearby railroad right-of-way is now an ominous presence to some.

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Blacklands Turnpike
8:52 am
Wed March 13, 2013

Public meetings address Hunt-Collin toll road

Large rolls of hay dot a field in western Hunt County, just north of the NETEX right-of-way.
Mark Haslett KETR

Citizen input continues on the proposed turnpike that would run from Greenville to Lavon.

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