US 82 The Gap Improvement Project - Wichita Falls
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TxDOT is evaluating the four-lane undivided section of US 82 from the Archer County line to FM 369 in Wichita County. Planned improvements include updating the roadway to current design standards and providing a safer roadway for the traveling public.

Project Information

The 4.5-mile project extending from the Archer County line to FM 369 includes:

  • Widening the roadway to a 5-lane configuration
  • 2-12 ft. travel lanes in each direction
  • 16-ft. Continuous left center turn lane.
  • 10-ft. shoulders in both directions.
  • New right of way 

Due to accidents in the area, citizen concerns with the 60-mph posted speed limit, and numerous intersecting driveways, TxDOT began looking at ways to improve this stretch of roadway. Some citizens would like to widen the existing road; others prefer a four-lane divided roadway on a new alignment away from the existing road; however, after public involvement activities and receiving input from local citizens, TxDOT has decided to widen the existing roadway. TxDOT is working with engineering consultant Kimley-Horn to develop a schematic to widen the existing roadway. 


Stakeholder meetings were held in the Summer and Fall of 2016 followed by a public meeting on Feb. 9, 2017.

Get Involved

TxDOT is holding a virtual public meeting on Sept. 22, 2020. Development of Right-of-Way surveys will begin in 2020. 


Contact Us

TxDOT Wichita Falls District
1601 Southwest Parkway
Wichita Falls, TX  76302
(940) 720-7776

Updated: May 14, 2020


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