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DFW Loop 9 Highway - development updates and news topic
« on: June 10, 2021, 10:41:25 PM »

Wake me up when development of Loop 9 begins




https://www.waxahachietx.com/news/20180829/loop-9-to-create-greater-connectivity-new-economic-opportunities-in-northern-ellis-county


I'm betting it'll be a Tollway/Toll Road, cause it can't be a new DFW highway without it being a Tollway, right?
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Re: DFW Loop 9 Highway - development updates and news topic
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2021, 10:43:16 PM »

The bottom attachment indicates it would be a “tollway”.
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Re: DFW Loop 9 Highway - development updates and news topic
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2021, 10:46:32 PM »

The bottom attachment indicates it would be a “tollway”.
i know that, as i looked up the image after i made the quote in the OP (original post)
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Re: DFW Loop 9 Highway - development updates and news topic
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2021, 10:52:00 PM »

Why the hell do they need this? In 50 years they'll be proposing their 30th loop thinking that's going to somehow solve their traffic problem.

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Re: DFW Loop 9 Highway - development updates and news topic
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2021, 11:30:10 PM »

Why the hell do they need this? In 50 years they'll be proposing their 30th loop thinking that's going to somehow solve their traffic problem.

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The northern portion is needed yesterday, particularly along US-380.

This is what happens when you don’t build infrastructure and growth still comes. You need these roads to keep up, which is why it’s proposed.
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Re: DFW Loop 9 Highway - development updates and news topic
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2021, 11:37:33 PM »

Wake me up when development of Loop 9 begins

I'm betting it'll be a Tollway/Toll Road, cause it can't be a new DFW highway without it being a Tollway, right?

Wake up!
TxDOT receives bids next month for an estimated $101 million contract for new frontage roads between IH-35E and IH-45 south of Dallas. Plans are posted on the TxDOT website.
https://www.dot.state.tx.us/insdtdot/orgchart/cmd/cserve/let/2021/dallas.htm#296410008

In north Collin County, a section of frontage road for the Collin Country outer loop has been open for several years. Right-of-way acquisition for the section from US 75 to the Dallas North Tollway is in progress. See details
http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001Jwdx1iubx2unUZRRHnREtHrPaWF11p-eq0f5KnnXBP5lgYGSRx-NK7-bm8FC6OHW74A2TMBtzwA1Q6gKiDdAuP04rPmTUFMI5w0pbDQ5fv0aq_4hLxnwrYfcJl3P6CzwAl2e_lOUZkrnkOuRWagrAvx3OGEC-svOepF5wwYd_gl06fdHK-XVUQOqHaabH2c9bi_6veZFvXoNImFVxN7m_CYIxQSVDkMelpIwt-7TiwHREUH4tXViGSKk_PeWONZQ0AxDLh5LMBV9FbUmhFpgcSSj1N6YFu8AJO_3Sb0Gg7aLB_DOm6yK6w==&c=XiZyaTpGeXqloNW5n4eXnynUEKmLbaYJzr1aphUq_FmBr1ajdojT2A==&ch=abZxvBXzI_1B-4Esg22Ih_rGva6PxdFOMuj_2rt3KnDUuapFPKMqWg==

The current plan is for Loop 9 to be toll free, but of course that could change in the future.

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Re: DFW Loop 9 Highway - development updates and news topic
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2021, 02:30:59 AM »

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I'm betting it'll be a Tollway / Toll Road, cause it can't be a new DFW highway without it being a Tollway, Right?

Right.

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The bottom attachment indicates it would be a “Tollway”.

Good.

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Why the hell do they need this?

Toll Roads are necessary.

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This is what happens when you don’t build infrastructure and growth still comes. You need these roads to keep up, which is why it’s proposed.

That is one reason why Toll Roads are necessary. The traffic doubles by the time they have their first meeting planning them.

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The current plan is for Loop 9 to be toll free, but of course that could change in the future.

I hope they change in future.
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Re: DFW Loop 9 Highway - development updates and news topic
« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2021, 02:57:17 AM »

^

What is the major benefit of toll roads over free roads that you are heavily advocating for?

I think Texas is getting away from the toll road trend overall though… which is a good thing. It’s a miracle San Antonio has avoided the tolling era all together.
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Re: DFW Loop 9 Highway - development updates and news topic
« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2021, 08:18:47 AM »

sprawl continues
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Re: DFW Loop 9 Highway - development updates and news topic
« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2021, 08:37:39 AM »

sprawl continues

Sprawl continues regardless of whether there's a freeway there or not. Look at Tucson and the northern suburbs of Atlanta.
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Re: DFW Loop 9 Highway - development updates and news topic
« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2021, 08:55:28 AM »

^

What is the major benefit of toll roads over free roads that you are heavily advocating for?

I think Texas is getting away from the toll road trend overall though… which is a good thing. It’s a miracle San Antonio has avoided the tolling era all together.

In addition to my earlier post, Free Roads are not exactly Free. They require Various Taxes which people like to Nit Pick about over and over again. At the same time they do not ever complain about the silly U.S.P.S., and also The Rival Heavier Than Air Craft People. Both places are much more "Burdens Of Grandchildren", yet the only fuss is about Road, Rail, Bridges, and Tunnels. People even want them removed (!) despite being Necessary Traffic Control.  "Corrupt" Toll Agencies That Keep The Roads Tolled provide maintenance and upgrades and expansions and extensions of more Roads even if they are Tolled.
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Re: DFW Loop 9 Highway - development updates and news topic
« Reply #11 on: June 11, 2021, 12:33:43 PM »

From my experience, people tend to complain about both, but more so tolls than taxes, especially in the long run. I’d rather see a tax increase and tax dollars put to good use completing necessary projects without tolls, rather than still paying taxes and then also having to pay tolls on facilities to drive.
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Re: DFW Loop 9 Highway - development updates and news topic
« Reply #12 on: June 11, 2021, 12:35:15 PM »

sprawl continues
Again, sprawl has already well happened along the US-380 corridor yet it hasn’t been upgraded to freeway.

It’s going to happen regardless, which you seem to keep ignoring. Better to build up the infrastructure when the land is available vs. a situation like US-380 today where right of way is limited.
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Re: DFW Loop 9 Highway - development updates and news topic
« Reply #14 on: June 11, 2021, 02:15:12 PM »

While there may be argument over the toll roads, look at the Free Roads that were there before the tollways. Look at the current free roads  (the frontage roads) that are there after. The free roads are far better and even with the inherent stop lights on the frontage roads, all in all you still get from point A to point B along the current (free) frontage roads as fast or faster than you did the previous 2-lane roads.
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Re: DFW Loop 9 Highway - development updates and news topic
« Reply #15 on: June 11, 2021, 06:11:58 PM »

sprawl continues
Again, sprawl has already well happened along the US-380 corridor yet it hasn’t been upgraded to freeway.

It’s going to happen regardless, which you seem to keep ignoring. Better to build up the infrastructure when the land is available vs. a situation like US-380 today where right of way is limited.

There are Construction Cranes every where along U.S. 380 which is going to increase the traffic.

Another example of a nightmare is Walmart on the corner of Custer Road and U.S. 380 has no adequate way to go west. I drove across one carriage way, stopped in front of traffic waiting to Turn Left, and wait for The Fast Lane Westbound to be Clear. Dedicated Grade Separated Turnaround Lanes are preferable.

In some areas There Is Still Time to Preserve The Space, but other areas such as where that Walmart is located, Time Ran Out.

Also, They most certainly have the Frontage Roads option to Shunpike the Dallas North Tollway. They even build them first!
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Re: DFW Loop 9 Highway - development updates and news topic
« Reply #16 on: June 11, 2021, 10:16:57 PM »

Wake me up when development of Loop 9 begins

I'm betting it'll be a Tollway/Toll Road, cause it can't be a new DFW highway without it being a Tollway, right?

Wake up!
TxDOT receives bids next month for an estimated $101 million contract for new frontage roads between IH-35E and IH-45 south of Dallas. Plans are posted on the TxDOT website.
https://www.dot.state.tx.us/insdtdot/orgchart/cmd/cserve/let/2021/dallas.htm#296410008

In north Collin County, a section of frontage road for the Collin Country outer loop has been open for several years. Right-of-way acquisition for the section from US 75 to the Dallas North Tollway is in progress. See details
http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001Jwdx1iubx2unUZRRHnREtHrPaWF11p-eq0f5KnnXBP5lgYGSRx-NK7-bm8FC6OHW74A2TMBtzwA1Q6gKiDdAuP04rPmTUFMI5w0pbDQ5fv0aq_4hLxnwrYfcJl3P6CzwAl2e_lOUZkrnkOuRWagrAvx3OGEC-svOepF5wwYd_gl06fdHK-XVUQOqHaabH2c9bi_6veZFvXoNImFVxN7m_CYIxQSVDkMelpIwt-7TiwHREUH4tXViGSKk_PeWONZQ0AxDLh5LMBV9FbUmhFpgcSSj1N6YFu8AJO_3Sb0Gg7aLB_DOm6yK6w==&c=XiZyaTpGeXqloNW5n4eXnynUEKmLbaYJzr1aphUq_FmBr1ajdojT2A==&ch=abZxvBXzI_1B-4Esg22Ih_rGva6PxdFOMuj_2rt3KnDUuapFPKMqWg==

The current plan is for Loop 9 to be toll free, but of course that could change in the future.
TxDOT must have seriously advanced the Loop 9 project on the south end. Previous schedules had its letting in September 2022. They must've found the funding somewhere. And I thought Section A (the part between US 67 and I-35E) was going to be built first — those scoping meetings and public meetings were held more than a year ago.

The Collin County Outer Loop frontage road project is progressing. The roadway is open connecting Preston Road and the future Dallas North Tollway, and an extension east connecting Preston with Custer Road should be open by Labor Day (my guess based on progress). But I don't think TxDOT is involved in the Outer Loop project.
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Re: DFW Loop 9 Highway - development updates and news topic
« Reply #17 on: June 14, 2021, 09:13:30 PM »

sprawl continues
As it should.

makes sense to have this opinion living in one of the most poorly designed cities in America.
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Re: DFW Loop 9 Highway - development updates and news topic
« Reply #18 on: June 14, 2021, 09:20:08 PM »

sprawl continues
As it should.

makes sense to have this opinion living in one of the most poorly designed cities in America.
Ah, ad hominem, the cornerstone of any educated response.
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Re: DFW Loop 9 Highway - development updates and news topic
« Reply #19 on: June 14, 2021, 09:54:15 PM »

sprawl continues
As it should.

makes sense to have this opinion living in one of the most poorly designed cities in America.
Sprawl will continue regardless, have you realized this?
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