SH 21 from County Road to Old Highway 20
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SH 21 from County Road to Old Highway 20

Virtual public meeting with in-person open house

Virtual: Thursday, April 25, 2024, by 5 p.m.

In-person: Thursday, April 25, 2024, from 5-7 p.m.

Virtual presentations

Public comment deadline All comments must be received on or before Thursday, May 30, 2024, to be included in the official record of the public meeting.
Virtual details

The virtual meeting will consist of a pre-recorded video presentation and will include both audio and visual components. The presentation will be posted on this webpage on Thursday, April 25, 2024, by 5 p.m. 

If you do not have internet access, you may call 512-832-7000 between the hours of 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday, to ask questions and access project materials during the project development process. Please state your name, inquiry, and a callback number. A project team member will reply to your call.

In-person details

Thursday, April 25, 2024
5-7 p.m.
Ridgeway Baptist Church
153 Ridgeway Cemetery
Paige, TX 78659

In-person attendees will view the presentation, which is the same as the one presented at the online meeting, review hard copies of project materials, ask questions of TxDOT staff and/or consultants, and leave written comments.

Purpose TxDOT is proposing to widen SH 21 from a two-lane undivided roadway with alternating passing lanes to a four-lane divided highway with a grassy median. The SH 21 project limits are from County Road to Old Highway 20, approximately 7 miles in length. Bastrop County’s rapid growth (20% from 2010 to 2020) has increased traffic volumes. This project is needed to accommodate existing and projected traffic volumes to improve safety and mobility.

The proposed SH 21: County Road to Old Highway 20 project would eliminate undivided portions of the roadway by adding a grassy median. Additional right-of-way is needed to accommodate the wide grassy median for a total of 230 feet. The project would include 12-foot-wide travel lanes, with 4-foot-wide inside shoulders and 10-foot-wide outside shoulders. A new bridge would also be constructed over US 290. 

This plan will guide a future improvement project to accommodate growth and increased traffic demand. The project would limit the number of intersections on SH 21 by using Restricted Crossing U-Turn (RCUT) intersections. A Restricted Crossing U-Turn is an innovative intersection design to improve safety. Turning movements for drivers entering or crossing SH 21 are modified to reduce conflict points. The RCUT intersection reduces the number and type of conflict points, reducing crash potential. RCUT intersections are proposed at Cardinal Drive, Pine Valley Drive, Pine Valley Court, Squirrel Run, N. Old Potato Road, S. Old Potato Road, RV Park Driveway, Dixon Private Road, Gatco Treatment Systems, and various driveways along the corridor.

Accessibility The meeting will be in English and Spanish. If you have special communication or accommodation needs, please call 512-832-7000 at least two business days prior to the meeting. Please be aware that advance notice is requested as some accommodations may require time for TxDOT to arrange.
Meeting materials
How to make a comment

For both the virtual public meeting and in-person option, the public may provide comments in the following ways:

  • Mail:
    SH 21 Project Team
    Attn: Linda Ximenes
    500 Sixth St, #205
    San Antonio, TX 78215
  • Voicemail: 1-800-921-8092
  • Email

Comments must be received or postmarked by Thursday, May 30, 2024, to be included in the official record of the public meeting. Responses to comments received will be available on this webpage once they are available.

Memorandum of Understanding 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 December 9, 2019, and executed by FHWA and TxDOT.

Posted: April 4, 2024