Transportation

Regional Mobility


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Kelly Selman, P.E., Dallas District Engineer
August 5, 2016

Additional Funding - Anticipated Sources



2016 UTP: $36 billion
Additional $38.3 billion funding to be allocated over 10 years as part of the 2017 UTP for fiscal years of 2017-2026.

  • $10.2 billion of traditional State Highway Funds (SHF) from:
    • FAST Act
    • End of diversions from the SHF
    • Remaining unallocated funds in future years of the UTP
  • $6.3 billion from Proposition 1
  • $21.8 billion from Proposition 7
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Additional Funding – Proposed Distribution


Program Areas and Objectives
10-Year Additional Funding 
(in billions)
Safety/Preserve Existing Assets
$6.9
     Safety
$1.3
     Maintenance
$2.6
     Bridges
$0.5
     Energy Sector
$2.1
     District Discretionary
$0.4
Congestion/Urban Mobility
$21.2
     MPO Partnerships
$11.2
     Connectivity Corridor Congestion
$5.0
     Strategic Congestion Initiative
$5.0
Rural Connectivity Corridors
$6.2
     Interstates (Existing and Future), Trunk System, Border, Super 2-Lane
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Additional Strategic Priorities
$4.0
TOTAL
$38.3

Balance Needs of Rural Connectivity and Urban Congestion/Mobility

  • Initial distribution aligns with current estimated road usage between urban and rural areas of the state.

Vehicle Miles of Travel (Million - 2015 Annual Est)*

* Est. VMT based on TxDOT 2015 Road-Highway Inventory Network (RHiNo) data on Major Collector roads and higher.
Rural VMT 61,056 23%
Urban VMT 202,431 77%
TOTAL 263,487 100%

Additional Funding ($Million - 10 Year UTP)

Rural Connectivity $ 6,206 23%
Congestion $ 21,197 77%
Total $ 27,403 100%
  • Future changes to allocations will consider changes in road usage and forecasted impacts from proposed improvements in order to balance statewide needs and system performance.

Congestion and Urban Mobility ($28.9 Billion – Total UTP Funding)

  • Total UTP Congestion Relief funding = $28.9 billion over 10 years.
  • Initiative includes funding from:

Funding Category
10 Year Additional Funding
($ Billion)
Cat. 2 – Metropolitan & Urban Corridors
$12.5
Cat. 4 – Connectivity 
5.0
Cat. 5 – Congestion Mitigation & Air Quality
2.2
Cat. 7 – Metropolitan Mobility & Rehabilitation
4.2
Cat. 12 – Strategic Priority (Clear Lanes Initiative)
5.0
TOTAL
$28.9
  • Category 2 distribution includes an additional $11.2 Billion to all 25 MPOs statewide.
  • Formula data is updated each year to reflect current traffic volume, population, and other factors which results in changes to distributions within each category. For example, when distributing Cat. 2 funds to MPOs, formula factors could change resulting in the addition or reduction of funding from previous years.

Congestion and Urban Mobility – Category 2 Funding

  • Priorities include establishing partnerships with districts and MPOs to:
    • Target congestion and improve safety in metro and urban areas.
    • Use performance-based project selection to optimize system performance.
    • Provide a strategic focus on congested areas and key trade corridors.
  • Funds distributed by agreed upon formula that includes consideration of:
    • Population
    • Total traffic (vehicle miles of travel)
    • Miles of highways
    • Truck traffic
  • Projects selected and ranked by MPOs in consultation with TxDOT Districts, and approved by the Commission.

The Southern Gateway

  • From Colorado Blvd. to I-20
  • Project Length: 11 miles
    • EA and FONSI in late 2016
    • Work to begin in 2017
    • Work to be complete by 2021
  • Full reconstruction (with additional capacity) of I-35E section between the I-35E/US 67 split and Colorado Blvd.
  • Capacity improvements on US 67 from I-35E/US 67 split to I-20
  • Design-build procurement
  • TxDOT Project Cost: $625 million
    • Includes $40 million in ROW
    • Congestion relief funding: $264 million
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The Southern Gateway Purpose and Need

  • Congestion relief
    • Increased capacity
  • Improve safety
    • Address existing design deficiencies
      • Undesirable shoulder widths
      • Horizontal curvature
      • Short ramp and acceleration/deceleration lane lengths
  • Improve area mobility
  • Improve system linkage
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US 67, Interstate 20 to Belt Line Road

  • Cost: $50M
  • Widen to six lanes
    • Widening to outside of existing pavement
  • Rebuild/relocate additional ramps
    • Greater intersection capacity
    • Improved frontage road access
  • Local intersection improvements at the request of Duncanville and Cedar Hill
    • U-turn bridges at Belt Line Rd. and FM 1382
    • Various warranted turn lanes and lane re-assignments at intersections
    • Proposed warranted traffic signal at Wintergreen Rd.
  • Environmental clearance: Late 2016
  • Construction: Summer 2017 – summer 2019
  • Originally part of The Southern Gateway project
    • Prior environmental clearance, 2006
  • Input from cities of Duncanville and Cedar Hill
    • Revised scope in 2015
    • Best built as a separate project
  • Original project scope included a reversible managed toll lane
  • Current project scope does not include any reversible managed toll lanes
  • Proposed ramp improvements
    • Multiple ramp relocations/reversals are proposed
    • Auxiliary lanes are used where possible between ramps on main lanes and frontage roads to improve operations.
    • New ramp locations signed to provide appropriate destination information
    • With the addition of a third lane the signs will be placed to overhead structures.
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I-35E Ellis County

  • I-35E Waxahachie
    • Cost: $126 million (Prop 1 funding)
    • Length: 11 miles
    • Widen from four to six lanes
    • Estimated completion: 2019
  • I-35E Waxahachie South
    • Cost: $36 million (Prop 1 funding)
    • Length: 18.5 miles
    • Build new outside shoulder, convert existing shoulder to third lane
    • Estimated completion: Early 2018
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FM 664

  • Westmoreland to I-35E
    • 3.1 miles
    • $30 million
    • Start construction: Mid-2017
  • I-35E to I-45
    • 11.7 miles, including interchanges at I- 35E, SH 342 and I-45
    • Breakout projects possible at interchanges
    • Schematic and environmental reviews under way
    • Preliminary estimate: $159 million
    • Schematic approval: Mid-2017
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Loop 9

  • Environmental reviews under way
  • Environmental clearance: 2017
  • ROW acquisition: 2019
  • Construction: 2020
  • Initial project, Corridor B
    • Interstate 35E to Interstate 45
    • 10.35 miles
    • Initial phase: Two-way, two-lane frontage road
    • Estimated cost: $266m ($142m construction, $124m ROW)
    • Ultimate project (TBD) : $480m
  • Corridors A and C (TBD)
    • 24.3 total miles
    • Construction: $1.625 billion
    • Right of way: $280.5m
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