US 83 and US 84 intersect near Tuscola in Taylor County and the concurrent highways lead north to the city of Abilene. The intersection of US 83 and US 84 forms an at-grade “Y-Intersection.” The section of US 83 and US 84, north of the Y-Intersection, is a four-lane divided roadway with full shoulders. US 83 south of the Y-Intersection is a two-lane roadway with full shoulders. US 84 south of the Y-Intersection is a four-lane, undivided roadway with two-foot shoulders. There are no acceleration lanes on US 84. Northbound US 83 at US 84 has a stop sign with red flashing roadside beacons. The speed limit is 75 mph for US 83 and US 84.
The purpose of the proposed project is to improve mobility and safety at the US 83/84 Y-Intersection. This project is part of an overall corridor study of US 83/84.
Considerable growth in the southern portion of Abilene, into Taylor County, has impacted the safety and efficiency of US 83/US 84. Growth involves an expanding number of residences and growing neighborhoods, an increasing number of vehicles traveling into and out of Abilene at peak hours and high projected business and residential growth over the next 20 years. TxDOT is reviewing this corridor for:
Public involvement and input are essential to the project's development. Public involvement opportunities will be updated here throughout the project's planning. The first open house was Monday, April 15, 2019, and a second open house was on November 5, 2019.
TxDOT Abilene District
4250 N. Clack St.
Abilene, TX, 79601