2018-19 Thoroughfare Plan Update

Thoroughfare LogoA Thoroughfare Plan is a transportation planning tool which provides guidance on configuring the transportation system to support the community's future needs and is the long-range plan for major transportation facilities for Ellis County.

The last update was conducted in 2007 but a lot has changed since then.  The County population has grown exponentially and with more growth headed to Ellis County, we wanted to take a look at the county as a whole and develop recommendations to assist with transportation issues. Ellis County has hired Freese & Nichols, Inc. to update its Master Thoroughfare Plan.  This update will give reasonable long-term guidance to County officials and should be reviewed on a regular basis and updated every five to ten years to reflect changes in growth and development.   

As a citizen, your input will be invaluable throughout the process.  Our consultants will seek input along the way and this website will provide updates on surveys, public meetings, and other input methods.  Should you have any questions, feel free to contact Alberto Mares at 972-825-5200 or via email

PUBLIC HEARINGS SET FOR TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 AT 2:00 PM AND TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1 AT 2PM ON THE SECOND FLOOR OF THE HISTORIC COURTHOUSE, 101 W. MAIN STREET, WAXAHACHIE, TX.


NOW AVAILABLE:  2019 DRAFT THOROUGHFARE PLAN DOCUMENT & MAP


CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE CURRENT 2007 MASTER THOROUGHFARE PLAN

The items below are all the information presented to the residents to produce the document and map.

CITIZEN INPUT SURVEY

Citizen Input Survey (Now closed:  October 2018 to January 2019)


ROUND 1 PUBLIC INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS - FALL/WINTER 2018

Ellis County held public information meetings in Ennis on December 3 and Waxahachie on December 5, 2018.  A total of 75 people at both locations provided valuable input and feedback.  Based on this information along with other information received from staff and elected officials from the cities and school districts across the county and regional data obtained from the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG), our consultants collected this data and worked on a draft thoroughfare plan.  

PowerPoints from Public Informational Meetings (December 2018)

Maps from Public Informational Meetings (December 2018)
These maps only indicate the issues and problem areas identified during the input stage. A draft plan will be available for public comment in Spring 2019.


ROUND 2 PUBLIC INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS - SPRING 2019

Ellis County held three (3) public information meetings across Ellis County:  May 7th in Midlothian, May 8th in Ennis, and May 15th in Waxahachie to view the first draft of the updated thoroughfare plan.  A total of 165 people attended all three meetings and once again provided valuable input and feedback.  Staff will work with the consultants to re-evaluate areas of concern raised during these meetings.  The next public forum for this project will occur in late summer, likely August/September, before the Commissioners' Court.  We anticipate adoption sometime in September.  These public meetings will be advertised in the newspaper, social media, website, and email.  If you did not attend any of these meetings and wish to sign up to get notified, please email us at dod@co.ellis.tx.us so we can add your email to our email distribution list.   

Spring 2019 flyer (PDF format)

PowerPoint (all presentations from the three meetings are the same for the title slide)
Issues Map (summary of all issues identified by staff, residents, cities, school districts, and Advisory Committee)
2018 Traffic Volumes
2018 Levels of Service
2045 Traffic Volumes
2045 Levels of Service
Cross Sections of Proposed Thoroughfares
Draft Thoroughfare Plan - Zoom-In (split quadrants)
Overall Draft Thoroughfare Plan