US 281 South Comal County
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TxDOT is proposing to upgrade US 281 between E. Borgfeld Drive and SH 46 in Comal and Bexar counties from a four-lane divided highway to a four-lane freeway with frontage roads in each direction. The existing right-of-way (ROW) width is primarily 225 feet but varies up to 315 feet in limited locations. The proposed ROW would be primarily 400-foot wide.

Anticipated Project Schedule

Traffic analysis, development of project engineering schematics, and environmental studies began in January 2019 and is anticipated to continue through the middle of 2023. After the Schematic and Environmental phase, remaining phases of the project include detailed design, which would identify the need for ROW acquisition and potential utility relocations, and construction if a build alternative is selected; the duration and schedule for these phases are to be determined.

Public Involvement

The US 281 South Comal County Project Team has been working collaboratively with Comal County, the city of Bulverde, and other key agencies to identify corridor issues and concerns. Meetings with potentially affected property owners were held in June 2020 and May 2021.  A virtual public meeting will be held in spring 2021 and a public hearing will be held in late 2023. Summer 2020. 

Project updates

Your input is important. For project updates, please email your name and contact information to Please include “Updates on US 281 South Comal County” in the subject line.


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TxDOT San Antonio District
4615 NW Loop 410
San Antonio, TX 78229-0928
(210) 615-5839


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