DALLAS The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will hold two open house public meetings this week to hear from the community as the department further refines the potential path and phasing of a planned Loop 9 corridor.

The meetings are part of an ongoing feasibility study to identify corridor needs and develop a locally preferred alignment that will be part of a future environmental study and engineering design.

A previous Loop 9 project was shelved in 2011 due to revised regional traffic estimates and the elimination of the Trans-Texas Corridor.

The current proposal calls for a narrower-width, 35-mile highway that would be built in phases, from Interstate 20 to U.S. 67. Funding has not been identified for the project, which could include tolling.

In addition, phases for construction will be determined during the upcoming environmental study.

The meetings will begin at 5:30 p.m. with an open house. Maps, drawings and other information about the project will be displayed.

A presentation will be held from 6:30 to 7 p.m., and the open house will continue from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. The dates and locations are:

Tuesday, Sept. 24 Lancaster Elementary School, 1109 W. Main St., Lancaster

Thursday, Sept. 26 Red Oak Intermediate School, 401 E. Ovilla Road, Glenn Heights

For more information, go to www.Keepitmovingdallas.com or contact