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Study Goals and Objectives
This paper provides an outline of the goals and objectives of the SH 360 Corridor Improvement Study (CIS). This study is intended to develop a locally-preferred plan of action to solve transportation problems along the north-south corridor through Arlington and Grand Prairie as outlined in the map below. The corridor includes the Cities of Arlington and Grand Prairie, plus small portions of Irving, Euless and Fort Worth. The corridor lies predominantly in Tarrant County, with the eastern edge extending into Dallas County. The study is managed by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), Fort Worth District, who will act as the lead agency. The work will be developed as a cooperative effort among local and state agencies and citizens with an interest in the corridor. The State Highway 360 Corridor covers about 30 square miles, centered along SH 360 (Watson Road) through Arlington and Grand Prairie, from IH-20 to north of IH-30, including the IH-30 interchange.
This outline of the goals and objectives for the SH 360 Corridor Improvement Study will be refined with feedback from the studys stakeholders. The stakeholders for this project include community interests (commuters, businesses, residents, freight carriers, environmental interests, and others), local elected officials, and involved agencies. The study began with the identification of the transportation problem, and will end with the selection of a locally-preferred alternative.
Goals and Objectives
The following goals and objectives have been developed to focus the efforts in this study. These goals and objectives will be used as a point of reference during the study to determine how well each alternative performs.
Goal #1 - Improve north-south mobility on and along SH 360.
Goal #2 - Improve safety on SH 360.
Goal #3 - Minimize negative social and economic effects.
Goal #4 - Minimize negative environmental effects.
Goal #5 -Transportation improvements must be affordable and cost effective.
Comparison Of Alternatives
These goals and objectives will be used to develop initial alternatives for improving the corridor. The criteria to evaluate the alternatives will then be used to determine how well the alternatives meet the studys goals and objectives. The method for evaluating alternatives is documented in the paper "Procedures for the Analysis and Screening of Alternatives - SH 360 Corridor Improvement Study".
Conclusion Of The Study
By clearly articulating the studys goals and objectives, the SH 360 Corridor Improvement Study will keep its "Eye on the Prize", which is to identify the communitys preferred plan of action for dealing with transportation needs in the study corridor. The study goals and objectives outlined in this paper are intended to provide that focus, thereby developing a plan that successfully meets those goals.