STUDY OVERVIEW

TxDOT is studying US 82 from US 287 west of Henrietta to east of SH 175 in Nocona. This approximately 30-mile, two-lane undivided section of US 82 is being evaluated for widening to a four-lane divided highway with possible new alignments. 

Need

  • Population is expected to increase in the region
  • Traffic is expected to increase along the corridor
  • Safety and mobility improvements will be needed for traveling public
  • US 82 is a priority corridor for interstate connectivity

Purpose 

To develop a Long Range Plan to address future traffic growth, including:

  • Identifying options to expand from a two-lane undivided highway to a four-lane divided highway
  • Developing a schematic layout and cost estimates to guide future planning decisions as funding becomes available

Process

  • Data collection: Preliminary environmental constraints mapping and aerial mapping
  • Develop preliminary alternatives
  • Gather input from stakeholders and the general public
  • Incorporate input and identify a recommended alternative
  • Develop a schematic design

Alternatives Under Consideration

  • Rural four-lane divided highway: Widen existing corridor to the north or south and/or to avoid major impacts in Henrietta and Nocona, develop options to the north and south of those cities
  • Reduced width urban five-lane options through developed areas: Develop reduced width options through Henrietta and Ringgold; consider expanding or using the existing roadway through Nocona (five-lane section with shoulders)

Schedule

Funding under consideration in the March 2017 revision of the TxDOT Unified Transportation Program (UTP) – a document that spans the next 10 years and authorizes projects for construction, development and planning.

Next Steps

  • Review and analyze input from public meetings
  • Identify and refine preferred alternative
  • Develop geometric schematic and cost estimate
  • Identify potential funding sources

The environmental review, consultation and other actions required by applicable Federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried-out by TxDOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated Dec. 16, 2014, and executed by FHWA and TxDOT.

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Contact Us

Shaun Barnes, P.E.
TxDOT Transportation Engineer
(940) 720-7744
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