Transportation in the region…
Southeast Wise County is very rural and the road conditions on many, if not most, are in need of some type of maintenance and/or repair. Local streets are our responsibility and we have a plan of action in place to take care of them but FM 407, South County Line Road, SH 287, and FM 2264 are all part of the TxDOT network and are outside of our scope and ability to control. Staff is recommending to the Council that we engage Innovative Transportation Solutions, Inc., to provide liaison services with local, state, and federal transportation authorities. They have been very successful in developing innovative partnerships and obtaining millions of dollars for road improvements in the DFW region.
Staff has been working with the developers to put in place a professional services reimbursement agreement, where the majority, of the cost associated is reimbursed to the City. We have asked for their help in potentially extending the lane expansion of FM 407, reviewing SH 287 and introducing additional entrance and exit locations, and expansion of South County Line Road.