TxDOT is studying US 82 from Henrietta to Nocona. This approximately 30-mile, two-lane undivided section of US 82 is being evaluated for widening to a four-lane divided highway. The initial study included possible reroutes around Henrietta and Nocona. However, those have been determined as not warranted at this time, and they are not being carried forward in this study.


  • Vehicular and freight traffic are expected to increase along the corridor
  • Safety and mobility improvements will be needed for traveling public
  • US 82 is a priority corridor for interstate connectivity


To develop a Long Range Plan to address future traffic growth, including:

  • Identifying options to expand from a two-lane undivided highway to a four-lane divided highway
  • Developing a schematic layout and cost estimates to guide future planning decisions


  • Data collection: Preliminary environmental constraints mapping and aerial mapping
  • Develop preliminary alternatives
  • Gather input from stakeholders and the general public
  • Incorporate input and identify a recommended alternative
  • Develop a schematic design

Alternatives Currently Under Consideration

  • Rural four-lane divided highway: Widen existing corridor to the north and south to avoid or lessen impacts to existing homes, businesses and utilities where possible

The schematic and preferred alternative are still being developed.  Additional public meetings were held in January 2018 to share and gather input on the refined alternative between Henrietta and Nocona. It is anticipated that the schematic will be completed in the summer or fall of 2018. The approved environmental document is expected to be completed in late 2018 or early 2019. A public hearing will be held prior to the completion of the environmental document.

TxDOT plans to hire a surveyor to start developing plats and legal descriptions for the necessary right of way (ROW) acquisition in Montague County. It is anticipated that the surveyor will start in June of 2018. TxDOT proposes the first segment constructed will be the section between just east of Ringgold to the west side of Nocona. Subsequent sections between Henrietta and Ringgold will be constructed as funding and resources are available. The current proposed construction start date for the first segment is the Spring of 2021. Dates and timing of construction are subject to change if environmental clearance, ROW acquisition, or utility relocation are not completed on time or funding does not become available as anticipated.

Next Steps

  • Develop geometric schematic and cost estimate
  • Identify potential funding sources
  • Develop ROW documents for parcel acquisitions


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. 16, 2014, and executed by FHWA and TxDOT.

Contact Us

Shaun Barnes, P.E.
TxDOT Transportation Engineer
(940) 720-7744