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TxDOT wants East Texans’ thoughts on I-20

TxDOT launches public survey for I-20 corridor study
Published: Oct. 26, 2021 at 1:32 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 26, 2021 at 8:20 PM CDT

TYLER, Texas (KLTV) - How do you use Interstate 20? What’s most important to you on I-20? What concerns do you have for the future of I-20? These are some of the questions being asked by TxDOT as part of the I-20 Texas Corridor Study. It’s the first time TxDOT has looked at the whole I-20 corridor: one of the primary east-west trade and travel routes in Texas.

KLTV 7′s Blake Holland spoke with TxDOT Tyler’s Jeff Williford to learn more about what kind on input they’re looking for and how it will be used.

TxDOT News Release:

As part of the I-20 Texas Corridor Study, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is requesting public input through an online survey.

The survey asks respondents to weigh in on their transportation priorities for I-20, their points of interest along the corridor, and issues or opportunities that should be addressed. TxDOT’s Freight, Trade, and Connectivity Section of the Transportation Planning and Programming Division is conducting the I-20 Texas Corridor Study to identify multimodal needs and prioritize improvements that facilitate the movement of people and goods from east to west Texas.

The study area spans along I-20 from the I-10 junction in Reeves County to the Texas/Louisiana state line, a distance of 635 miles. Findings and recommendations from the study will be used to help guide the future of the I-20 Corridor.

“This is the first time TxDOT has taken a comprehensive look at the whole I-20 corridor. I-20 is one of the primary east-west travel and trade routes in Texas,” said Caroline Mays, Director of Freight, Trade and Connectivity Section at TxDOT. “As part of the study process, TxDOT wants input from people who live and work near I-20. This survey is an opportunity for the public to give us their input about what should be addressed in the study recommendations.”

The survey will be open from Oct. 25 – Dec. 10, 2021. The public can get more information about the study and access the survey by going to https://www.txdot.gov/inside-txdot/projects/studies/statewide/i20-corridor-study.html and clicking the link on the project page.

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