Virtual Public Meeting - US 281 South Comal Project
Visit the virtual public meeting room by using the link below and follow the instructions in the Welcome Video. Meeting materials will also be posted below under the Downloads section.
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 5 p.m.
Virtual Meeting Room Welcome
The purpose of the virtual public meeting is to present the proposed project to the public and receive comments on the expansion of US 281 from E. Borgfeld Drive to SH 46 in Comal County, Texas. The virtual meeting will consist of a pre-recorded presentation by the project team, project exhibits and other information, and an opportunity to comment. Comments must be received, or post marked on or before Wednesday, June 2, 2021, to be part of the virtual public meeting record.
The proposed project would expand US 281 within the project limits from a four-lane divided highway to a four-lane freeway with frontage roads in each direction, for a distance of approximately 6.3 miles. The proposed US 281 would consist of two main lanes with inside and outside shoulders in each direction, separated by a varied-width median. Two to three frontage road lanes would be constructed in each direction and would be separated from the main lanes by a buffer space. In addition, six-foot sidewalks would be constructed on both sides of the roadway. The project would also consist of construction of entrance and exit ramps and auxiliary lanes, including left/right turn lanes and turnaround lanes. Intersection, drainage, and pedestrian improvements would also be constructed. The FM 1863/Bulverde Road overpass would be improved by adding frontage roads and approach/departing lanes. The SH 46 overpass would be replaced with a wider bridge to accommodate auxiliary lanes and future expansion. Lastly, a new overpass would be constructed at Mustang Vista, where Mustang Vista would be extended on the west side of US 281 to tie into Short Hill and Casey Road.
The proposed project would require the acquisition of approximately 80 to 140 feet of right of way along US 281, resulting in a proposed ROW width that is primarily 400 feet.
The virtual public meeting will be conducted in English, however, bilingual handouts including a Spanish version of the presentation with a script will be available as part of the virtual public meeting. 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 Meeting, please contact (210) 349-3273 no later than 4 p.m. on May 13, 2021. 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 FHWA and TxDOT.
TxDOT San Antonio District
4615 NW Loop 410
San Antonio, TX 78229
Posted April 30, 2021