On Wednesday, the Sherman Denison Metropolitan Planning Organization will meet in a workshop to help prioritize changes to the Metropolitan Transport Plan. This is the first step towards the updates to the transportation plan, which are expected to go into effect in November of 2014.

On Wednesday, the Sherman Denison Metropolitan Planning Organization will meet in a workshop to help prioritize changes to the Metropolitan Transport Plan. This is the first step towards the updates to the transportation plan, which are expected to go into effect in November of 2014.


The goals and objectives that will be discussed for transportation project updates within the workshop include: safety, maintenance and system efficiency, congestion and freight reliability, environmental sustainability, transportation choices, and economical vitality.


The workshop will be a special joint session between the planning board and technical advisory committee. Results from the workshop will be presented to the Metropolitan Transportation Plan sub-committee in January.


The Board is also expected to review the listing of projects obligated in the 2013 fiscal year. Among the projects listed are plans to rehabilitate U.S. Highway 75 from F.M. 902 to Shepherd Drive, widen existing bridge lanes on Loy Lake Drive at the U.S. Highway 75 overpass, and construct turn lanes on F.M. 1417 at Refuge Road. The total federal funds obligated for projects in the 2013 fiscal year was $7,941,128.