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Waxahachie: Citizen led I-35 corridor seeks public input

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AUSTIN- The I-35 Corridor Segment Committees behind the citizen-driven "MY 35" effort will seek input from community members in Waxahachie.

One of many in a series of public involvement workshops, Waxahachie will meet on Thursday, Sept. 9 at the Waxahachie Civic Center in Ballroom 1 to gather public feedback on their plan.

Divided into four committees, to be able to meet across the Dallas Forth Worth Metro-plex, they have met regularly over the past nine months to turn their locally-generated ideas for I-35 improvements into a draft plan for the future.

Sharing the draft plans with the public is one of the final steps before each segment finalizes their plan and collaborates with the I-35 Corridor Advisory Committee and other I-35 Corridor Segment Committees to consolidate each regional plan into a comprehensive, long-range mobility plan for the entire I-35 corridor.

Ultimately, the "MY 35" effort will result in a plan which reflects the interests and concerns of citizens living and working along the corridor.

"MY 35" calls for a citizens’ perspective on I-35 improvements including identifying corridor needs, conducting public outreach efforts such as the upcoming public involvement workshops, collaborating with the public and local stakeholders and creating regional transportation blueprints.

The MY 35 plan, overseen by the I-35 Corridor Advisory Committee and the four segment committees, will be given to the Texas Transportation Commission and the Texas Department of Transportation to guide future corridor development in 2011. 

Members of TxDOT staff will be present at each public involvement workshop to explain how the MY 35 effort fits in with the department’s statewide planning efforts and segment committee members will be available to discuss the specifics of their draft plan.

Each segment’s draft plan, notes from prior meetings and a full schedule of the upcoming workshops is available online by visiting www.my35.org.

For more information, contact TxDOT’s Government and Public Affairs Division at 512-463-8700.

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