Freese and Nichols is updating the City of Seagoville's Thoroughfare Plan as part of an overall Comprehensive Plan update including thoroughfare planning for anticipated development of a regional outer loop (Loop 9) along the City's border. The City has seen increased growth as a result of the Southern Pacific Intermodal Hub, and substantial planned growth in neighboring suburbs. A public input process has allowed residents to identify community goals and objectives as part of a visioning process including a heavier emphasis on neighborhood preservation and enhancing the community’s walkability.
The project team conducted an evaluation of existing conditions to serve as a basis for short- and long-term capital improvement needs covering a 20-year planning period. Travel forecast modeling served as a basis for defining projected needs leading to the development of roadway standards and design standards for roadway cross-section, right-of-way, intersection requirements, driveway location, median openings, access management and shared access, and alternative roadway sections providing for pedestrian/bike considerations to serve as linkage between roadway and the City trails plan.