US 271 from FM 16 North to the Upshur County Line

TxDOT is developing preliminary plans for the expansion of US 271 from FM 16 north to the Upshur County line. The scope includes expanding the existing two-lane roadway to a four-lane divided highway with both flush and depressed median sections.  In addition, the project includes the expansion of SL 485 around the City of Gladewater to a four-lane divided highway with a continuous left-turn lane.


Enhancements to this heavily traveled corridor would include:

  • Widening from a two-lane roadway to a four-lane facility with both flush and depressed median sections
  • Redesigning the roadway’s alignment to improve grades and curves


TxDOT and its consultants are in the initial stages of the project’s development. The team is currently conducting field visits and identifying the viable alternatives. Once the alternatives are defined, a public meeting will be scheduled to present the options. The alternatives will also be posted to this webpage.

For a project this size, the preliminary engineering development will take approximately two years. TxDOT started work on the project in March 2017.

Get Involved

TxDOT will host a number of meetings in an effort to engage the public. Adjacent property owners and other interested citizens will have a chance to provide input, voice concerns and ask questions. No meetings are scheduled at this time, but please check back regularly for any updates.


Contact Us:

TxDOT Tyler District
Office of Advanced Project Development
2709 W. Front Street
Tyler, Tx 75702
(903) 510-9100