Thoroughfare Planning and Sub-Area Studies

NCTCOG’s Thoroughfare Planning and Sub-Area Studies provide assistance to local governments, including thoroughfare planning support, comprehensive studies, and technical assistance.  This includes coordinating with local, regional, state, and federal agencies and assisting in the preparation of environmental and planning documents, as well as working with local governments in developing the transportation component of a city’s comprehensive plan or county-wide transportation plan.

Collin County Strategic Roadway Plan (CCSRP)

Provided below is a list of ongoing and candidate projects in the Dallas-Fort Worth area which will be conducted or supported in Fiscal Year 2018 and Fiscal Year 2019 based on regional priorities, schedules of partner transportation agencies, and staff and funding availability. This list is divided into three categories that provide a scaled level of NCTCOG staff involvement: Category 1 – NCTCOG is conducting the study; Category 2 – NCTCOG is providing limited analysis and data to support an external study; Category 3 – NCTCOG is responding to small, ad hoc requests for technical assistance.

Category 1
Hood County Transportation Plan
Wise County Transportation Plan
Northwest Tarrant County Transportation Subarea Study

Category 2
City of Cleburne Thoroughfare Plan
Dallas County Major Capital Improvement Program (MCIP)
City of Dallas Comprehensive Thoroughfare Plan Update
Tarrant County (Mansfield/Kennedale) Business 287/Kennedale Pkwy. Corridor Study
Dallas County Thoroughfare Plan Update
Fort Worth Subarea Transportation Plan
Western Tarrant County Transportation Initiative
Hunt County Thoroughfare Plan
East-West Connector for Dallas Fort Worth International Airport
City of Grapevine Thoroughfare Plan Update
City of Balch Springs Master Thoroughfare Plan Update
City of Dallas Bishop Arts Transportation Plan
City of Wylie Collin College Regional Transportation Study

Category 3
Technical Assistance

This list is not all inclusive as additional requests may be considered pending staff and resource availability. 

Anticipated Products Include:

  • Countywide subarea forecasts and identification of recommendations
  • Thoroughfare planning guidelines
  • Travel demand modeling for study corridor alternatives and alignment analyses
  • Report of daily volumes, peak-hour volumes, levels of service, vehicle miles traveled, ridership totals, boarding and alighting figures, and other travel model data for studies
  • Collection and transmittal of travel model networks, GIS shape files, and performance reports as model outputs
  • Project updates on NCTCOG website
  • Incorporation of recommendations into the next Metropolitan Transportation Plan


Chris Reed, Principal Transportation Planner (Lead)
Sam Simmons, Senior Transportation Planner
Jesse Brown, Transportation Planner II
Cile Grady, Senior Administrative Assistant
Dan Lamers, P.E., Senior Program Manager