US 81/US 287 Intersection Improvements and Roadway Reconstruction Project

US 81/US 287 Intersection Improvements and Roadway Reconstruction Project

The Fort Worth district is proposing intersection improvements and roadway reconstruction to US 81/US 287 near CR 4227/CR 4228 in Wise County, Texas. The project is approximately 2.4 miles long. 


The purpose of this project is to enhance safety while maintaining access to the commercial and residential developments on the west side of US 81/US 287.

Proposed Improvements 

  • Reconstruction from a four-lane rural highway to a four-lane, controlled-access highway with a grade-separated crossing at NRS Ranch Road
  • An interim project is proposed which will implement crossover improvements and add acceleration/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 0.6 acres for expansion and realignment of the roadway. No residential or non-residential displacements are anticipated.

Construction cost

The anticipated construction cost is $39,500,000.


  • Virtual Public Meeting – Tuesday, July 14, 2020, beginning at 6 p.m.
  • Schematic complete – Fall 2020
  • Environmental Approval – Spring 2021

Dates are approximate. 

Get Involved 

Virtual Public Meeting – Available after 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 14, 2020.

Right of Way Documents:

Contact Us
Fort Worth District Office
2501 SW Loop 820
Fort Worth, TX 76133
(817) 370-6500

TxDOT Decatur Area Office
1710 W. US 380
Decatur, TX 76234