The scope of this safety study is a six-mile corridor of US 83/US 84 from FM 707/Iberis Road S. to the US 83/US 84 intersection.

Proposed Improvements

Considerable growth in the southern portion of the City of Abilene and into Taylor County has affected the safety and efficiency of US 83/US 84, in particular, the six-plus miles from Iberis Road S. to the US 83/US 84 split. TxDOT is reviewing this corridor due to:

  • A high number of at-grade crossovers (33 total)
  • An expanding number of residences and growing neighborhoods
  • An increasing number of vehicles traveling into and out of Abilene at peak hours
  • The speed limit in relation to the number of crossovers and transition to city limits
  • Projected growth over the next 20 years (business and residential)

Project Purpose

The proposed US 83/US 84 project will enhance corridor safety and efficiency for the traveling public. Local traffic will increase with expected growth and through traffic is also likely to increase as the state’s population grows. Roadway enhancements will be a proactive effort to prepare the corridor for future annual average daily traffic increases while working to maintain the safety of the traveling public.

Get Involved

TxDOT conducted a public meeting on Jan. 31, 2017, to gather input on proposed improvements on US 83 from the US 83/84 split to north of FM 707 in Taylor County.

Project information presented at the meeting is based partly on comments and public input received from previous meetings TxDOT conducted for this area.

Downloads Format
Fact Sheet
Timeline
Possible Improvements
Open House Comments - June 30, 2015
Public Involvement Fact Sheet
Prioritized Comments Fact Sheet
Prioritized Comments - Sept. 29, 2015
Stakeholder Workshops  
Summary - Aug. 4, 2015
Presentation - Aug. 4, 2015
Summary - May 12, 2015
Context Sensitive Solutions Fact Sheet
Summary - Feb. 5, 2016

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TxDOT Abilene District
4250 N. Clack St.
Abilene, TX 79601
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