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.
The project to widen U.S. Highway 380 just west of Greenville is now expected to be completed by this spring. Texas Department of Transportation Greenville Area Engineer Tammy Sims said the project could be done in about three months.