Thoroughfare plan

Hunt County and city of Greenville officials will be working together to study an area of Greenville which has been targeted for future growth.

Hunt County and city of Greenville officials will be working together to study an area of Greenville which has been targeted for future growth.

The West Greenville Small Area Plan has been in the works for several years and is the focus of items for the Hunt County Commissioners Court and the Greenville City Council. The two panels will be signing a memorandum of understanding for a traffic study of the thoroughfares within a portion of the study area.

The commissioners intended to vote on the proposal during Monday's regular agenda.

The council will address the item during the regular agenda starting at 6 p.m. today in the Municipal Building, 2821 Washington Street in Greenville.

Public hearings were conducted in 2991 after consultants said the region of southwest Greenville should see significant growth in the coming years, as the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex expands eastward, and is also perfectly suited for development, with Interstate 30, U.S. Highways 69 and 380 and State Highways 34 and 66 crossing the area.

The plan also touched on the potential creation of the Walton Development Municipal Utility District, which has been proposed to someday include more than 21,000 units of housing.

During an update of the plan in 2018, an issue was raised the study was not on the east side of Interstate 30 and State Highway 34.

A new study was discussed to include the area bounded by U.S. Highway 69 on the north, FM 1570 on the east and south, and the interstate and highway 34 on the west.

The city and the county would split the total cost of the additional traffic study to be completed by Freese and Nichols at a cost not exceed $66,464.

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