North Central Texas Council of Governments

Blacklands Corridor
1:59 pm
Wed May 14, 2014

'Eastern terminus' of proposed road undecided

Matthew Hopkins of Hunt County addresses the audience of about 50 area residents who attended the May 13 forum in Garland.
Mark Haslett

If - and everything about the Blacklands Corridor has an "if" in front of it - there is a new road between Greenville and Garland, there are quite a few places where it could go.

The North Central Texas Council of Government's Blacklands Corridor Feasibility Study is on schedule. By the end of this calendar year, the agency expects to have recommendations for the future of transportation infrastructure in the region between Greenville and the President George Bush Tollway in Garland. The study area includes parts of Collin, Dallas, Hunt and Rockwall Counties.

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Blacklands Corridor
2:40 pm
Tue February 18, 2014

Bumped off rail line, Public Werks still pursuing toll road

City of Lavon

The chances for a toll road being built along the old railroad right-of-way between Greenville and Lavon seem very slim, now that the North Central Texas Council of Governments' Transportation Division has said the corridor doesn't look like a good place for a road of any sort.

But, Dallas-based Public Werks, Inc., the firm that first proposed the "Blacklands Turnpike," hasn't given up the idea of a toll road connecting Greenville with the suburbs of Dallas.

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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
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
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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Transportation
7:48 am
Wed March 14, 2012

Commissioners sign off on county transportation plan

GREENVILLE - Tuesday’s vote on the Hunt County Transportation Plan culminated more than two years of work, according to W.D. Hilton Jr., co-chair of the Hunt Country Transportation Committee.

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Transportation
7:48 am
Wed February 15, 2012

Council throws support behind draft transportation plan

A map presented at January public forums shows the layout of some draft options for Hunt County transportation improvements.

GREENVILLE -  The move comes two weeks after the county transportation committee and North Central Texas Council of Governments held public forums introducing the plan. 

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