Virtual Public Hearing with In-Person Option - US 81/US 287 at CR 4228 Intersection Improvement Project
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Virtual Public Hearing with In-Person Option - US 81/US 287 at CR 4228 Intersection Improvement Project


The virtual public hearing will be posted below beginning Thursday, May 26, 2022, at 3 p.m., and will remain online through Friday, June 10, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. Please note, this is not a live event. The materials can be viewed at your convenience.            

Additionally, TxDOT is providing an in-person hearing for individuals who would like to participate in person instead of online. In-person attendees will be able to review the same materials and presentation as the online public hearing.


Virtual Hearing
Thursday, May 26, 2022, at 3 p.m. and will remain online through Friday, June 10, 2022, at 11:59 p.m.  

In-person Hearing
Thursday, May 26, 2022
3 - 7 p.m.
Decatur Conference Center, Chisholm Suites
2010 W. US Hwy 380
Decatur, TX 76234


TxDOT is proposing intersection improvements and roadway reconstruction to US 81/US 287 from north of CR 4228 to south of NRS Ranch Road in Wise County, Texas. 


The proposed project would include reconstruction of the US 81/US 287 mainlanes, adding ramps and one-way frontage roads, and a new grade-separated crossing at NRS Ranch Road. Proposed improvements would involve the conversion from a four-lane divided rural highway to a controlled access highway. The proposed mainlanes and one-way frontage roads would each consist of two 12-foot lanes in each direction. The mainlanes would have 10-foot outside and six-foot inside shoulders. The frontage roads would have 10-foot outside and four-foot inside shoulders.  The project is approximately 2.404 miles long. A separate project will provide crossover improvements and add acceleration or deceleration lanes to improve safety ahead of the proposed project.    

The existing right of way width is 350 feet. The proposed project is anticipated to require approximately 1.35 acres of new right of way. New denial of access would be required along the frontage roads from adjacent properties at new ramp junctions. Although additional right-of-way is required, no residential or non-residential structures would be displaced. 

Environmental documentation or studies, maps and drawings showing the project location and design, tentative construction schedules, and other information regarding the proposed project are on file and available for inspection from Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the TxDOT Decatur Area Office. Materials will be available until Friday, June 10, 2022, The Decatur Area Office is located at 1710 W. US 380, Decatur, TX 76234, call (940) 626-3400 to schedule an appointment.

How to sign up for an in-person hearing appointment:

You may schedule an appointment to attend the in-person public hearing by calling or texting your desired time to the project hotline at (940) 799-9077 or use the online sign up form

Special Accommodations:

The virtual public hearing with in-person option will be conducted in English. If you need an interpreter or document translator because English is not your primary language or you have difficulty communicating effectively in English, one will be provided to you. If you have a disability and need assistance, special arrangements can be made to accommodate most needs. If you need interpretation or translation services or you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to attend and participate in the virtual public hearing with in-person option, please contact Dr. Francis A. Smith, P.E., at (817) 370-6708 no later than 4 p.m. CT, May 23, 2022. Please be aware that advance notice is required as some services and accommodations may require time for TxDOT to arrange.

Memorandum of Understanding:

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. 9, 2019, and executed by the Federal Highway Administration and TxDOT.


TxDOT Fort Worth District Office
2501 SW Loop 820
Fort Worth, TX, 76133

(817) 370-6772

Posted: May 9, 2022


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