Projects & Studies

U.S. 281 Study Limits

The US 281 planning study examined US 281 from I-37 to the Rio Grande Valley determine the necessary improvements to qualify US 281 as an Interstate highway.

In addition to US 281, a small piece of US 59 from I-37 to US 281 also underwent the same study and plan development. The ultimate, long-term goal of this study is to identify and implement improvements so US 281 can serve as I-69.

Get Involved

A series of community workshops and open houses were held in 2013 to provide citizens with first-hand information about the study and potential future developments along the highway. Citizens provided comments at these events and their input was included in the final study report.

A draft of the interstate development plan, which will includes feedback from citizens, was completed in Summer 2013 with the final report completed in Fall 2013.

More Information

US 281 Planning Study Fact Sheet


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