The route study is being conducted to select a corridor for a future outer loop roadway. The purpose of an outer loop will be to increase mobility in the region by creating the next ring roadway further from the Dallas city center. The loop will extend from Denton and Collin County, through Rockwall County, and into Kaufman and Dallas County.
The Outer Loop is being studied in Rockwall County at this time so that the County will be able to choose their preferred route location and so that the County’s desired location can be included in the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) Regional Thoroughfare Plan. Inclusion in the Regional Thoroughfare Plan is necessary in order to provide the potential for future funding from NCTCOG for the planning, design or construction phases of the project.