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#1 elpingüino

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 09:02 PM

According to the Hood County News, the Granbury City Council is considering studying the feasibility of a toll road that would connect to the Chisholm Trail Parkway: https://hcnews.com/p...alks-toll-road/

A map that includes this corridor is on Page 14 of this NCTCOG document: http://www.nctcog.or...1.rtc011416.pdf

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 09:50 PM

Interesting.  On that map, it looks like the new road would join up with 377 just south of Cresson.  I wonder how pulling all of that traffic off of 377 north of Cresson would impact businesses in Benbrook.



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Posted 22 March 2017 - 06:38 AM

Interesting.  On that map, it looks like the new road would join up with 377 just south of Cresson.  I wonder how pulling all of that traffic off of 377 north of Cresson would impact businesses in Benbrook.

little to any impact. Two lane rural Toll roads will never attract all or most of the traffic away from a four lane Free highway. Only those wishing to travel faster will take it, those wishing to stop to shop in Benbrook and take their time getting there will not be taking the Toll road.

As for the map, it's only identifying the corridor being studied, it's not supposed to be indicating exactly where the potential Toll road will be located. What Hood County needs is a bypass around Granbury crossing the lake south of it, and rejoining 377 near Cresson is about 15 miles too short.

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Posted 23 March 2017 - 02:44 AM

It seems that it would be a whole lot easier to simply upgrade 377 to a freeway/semi-freeway by adding overpasses at intersections (and bypassing Cresson) instead of constructing a whole new corridor.  There would be problems in the Benbrook area, although it might be possible to thread a freeway along the power line corridor south of Aledo Road (at the cost of cutting through neighborhoods) and bring a 377 freeway to a logical end at a four way interchange between I-20, I-820, and US 377.  With development such as Ventana ongoing in the area the timeframe for preserving right-of-way for such a corridor is rapidly closing.

 

However, a corridor connecting the Cresson area with the CTP could also double as an alignment for the DFW regional outer loop (Loop 9) proposed by NCTCOG.  I personally do not endorse the development of such freeway/tollway corridors as they will only act to promote additional suburban sprawl; we should be focused on improving the central city area and attracting back middle-class families with children (emphasis on children here) who would otherwise settle in the suburbs for better public schools, among other lifestyle reasons.


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