The proposed TTC-35 corridor generally parallels I-35. The initial study area is approximately 600 miles long, extending from north of Dallas/Forth Worth to Mexico and possibly the Gulf Coast.
Since Spring 2004, TxDOT has held 171 public meetings to receive public input on possible locations for this corridor. The last series of meetings was held in Summer 2006, with more than 6,000 comments submitted. This phase of the environmental study will result in a preferred corridor no more than 10 miles wide or a no-build option. If a preferred corridor is selected, additional environmental studies will be needed to narrow the final alignment.
No construction contracts have been awarded. In March 2005, TxDOT and Cintra-Zachry signed a comprehensive development agreement for TTC-35. This agreement authorizes a $3.5 million planning effort only.