Transportation planning team members reviewing maps of the Sherman and Denison area.

Sherman-Denison MPO 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan

Maximizing funding for a well-balanced, achievable transportation plan.

Project Facts

Location Sherman and Denison, Texas
Owner Sherman-Denison MPO
Status Completed 2019


The Sherman-Denison Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan Update (MTP) provided a 25-year strategic plan for an integrated intermodal metropolitan transportation system in a high-growth region. Walter P Moore’s transportation planning group jumped in and created a long-range mobility plan that balanced the needs of the community with multimodal improvements that could be implemented within a limited budget.

Map of current traffic congestion and projected future congestion on US 75.

Map of the major and minor arterials in the Sherman and Denison area.

Report showing the importance of different transportation modes in the Sherman and Denison area.

Map of the bicycle network in Sherman and Denison, Texas.

Bicycle demand map for the Sherman and Denison area.

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About the project

Building upon a similar study the Walter P Moore team conducted five years beforehand, our 2019 Sherman-Denison MPO 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan update maximized stakeholder involvement throughout the new plan’s development. We also prioritized coordination with local governments, freight companies, transportation providers, and representatives for pedestrians, bicyclists, and persons with disabilities. 

By working closely with the MPO throughout the project, the updated plan ensures that the recommendations are consistent with the city’s goals.

Key components of the update include:

  • Evaluation/updates to the existing thoroughfare plan, travel demand model, freight plan, bicycle and pedestrian facilities, and public transit needs
  • Ensuring compliance with requirements in MAP-21 and FAST Act
  • Evaluating existing land use and demographics to assure compliance with Title VI – Environmental Justice
  • Using a new software program developed for TxDOT called Decision Lens to assist in prioritizing future projects
  • Producing revenue and expenditure projections to ensure that the MTP is fiscally constrained while identifying specific projects to should be included

Walter P Moore helped the MPO maximize the funding available to the agency and expand the number of projects in the long-range plan while completing the draft report several months ahead of schedule.