FM 89 (Buffalo Gap Road) Project
TxDOT, the Abilene MPO and the city of Abilene have identified FM 89 (Buffalo Gap Road) as a top priority, transportation project candidate. FM 89 is the main arterial highway between the communities of Abilene and Wylie and has a variable mix of residential and commercial properties along the roadway. As these communities have expanded over the past several years, traffic from US 83/84 to Chimney Rock Road has increased significantly, creating congestion, increased crash rates and several other safety concerns for the traveling public, as well as pedestrians.
In an effort to enhance the safety for all users of FM 89, a transportation study has begun to help identify improvements that can be made to the roadway. This study will analyze issues such as:
- Impacts to safety through access management with the use of raised medians
- Drainage issues and possible solutions
- Ways to provide improved pedestrian access
- Right of way needs for future roadway expansion
- Environmental impacts
Construction Plans for Review*
CSJ 0069-01-052 FM 89 Taylor
*Plans provided are for public information only and subject to change without notice.
Public input is crucial to this study's success, and all members of the community are highly encouraged to give feedback and suggestions on what improvement they do, and do not want to see. A public hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017.
TxDOT Abilene District
Advanced Project Developer
4250 N. Clack St.
Abilene, TX 79601