Outer Loop

The Outer Loop that is remaining is a five-phase project that will connect Interstate 35 in North and South Temple and improve mobility on the West side. With the city's continued growth, the Outer Loop will become an essential outlet to reduce roadway congestion. The project is broken up into the North and West projects and will create a four-lane road with a raised median, bike lanes, and pedestrian trails. The project results from monies received from Category 7 program funding for Metropolitan Mobility and Rehabilitation projects, TCIP and RZ.


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The Outer Loop West Phase 1 project will include widening the road to 4 lanes (2 lanes in each direction), in addition to constructing a bike lane, a hike-and-bike trail, and curb and gutters to improve drainage.

The City of Temple (COT) and TxDOT have posted a pre-recorded video presentation about the Outer Loop West Phase I project. This presentation is available for viewing until December 23, 2022. Click here to watch the presentation.

COT and TxDOT will accept feedback about this project and its proposed improvements through December 23, 2022. Visit bit.ly/TempleOuterLoopWest1 to submit your comments online or call 254-899-6314 to verbally submit your comments.

LEARN ABOUT THE PROJECT

North Outer Loop Phase 1
This phase began at Central Pointe Parkway and ended at McLane Parkway. It widened Old Howard Road from a two-lane rural road to a four-lane divided arterial with shared-use paths and drainage improvements. This phase has been completed.

North Outer Loop Phase 2
This phase begins at McLane Parkway and ends at Wendland Road. It will widen Old Howard road and Moores Mill Road from a two-lane rural road to a four-lane divided arterial with shared-use paths and drainage improvements. This phase is currently under construction.

North Outer Loop Phase 3
This phase begins at Wendland Road and ends at I-35 at Hart Road. It will widen and realign Moores Mill Road from a two-lane rural road to a four-lane divided arterial with shared-use paths and drainage improvements, to include a grade-separated crossing at the BNSF railroad overpass. This phase will begin construction when Phase 2 is complete, estimated May of 2024.

West Outer Loop Phase 1
This phase was originally identified as Outer Loop Phase IV/V but the phases were reconfigured based on federal funding awarded to the project. This phase will begin at Jupiter road and will end at Riverside Trail.

West Outer Loop Phase 2
This phase was originally identified as Outer Loop Phase V/VI but was reconfigured, like West outer Loop Phase 1, due to the federal funding awarded to the project. This phase will begin at Riverside Trail and end at I-35 near Twin Cities Boulevard.

East Outer Loop
This phase will connect I-35 to Gun Club Road and I-14 to Lorraine Drive. Both segment designs are currently under review.