US 281 at SH 71 Interchange
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US 281 at SH 71 Interchange

Virtual public meeting with in-person option

Virtual: Thursday, March 28, 2024, by 5 p.m. CT

In-person option: Thursday, March 28, 2024, from 5:30 –7:30 p.m. CT

US 281 at SH 71 Interchange virtual public meeting
Public comment deadline All comments must be received on or before Friday, April 12, 2024, to be included in the official record of the public meeting.
Virtual details The virtual public meeting content will be posted to this webpage by 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 28, 2024.
In-person details

Thursday, March 28, 2024
5:30–7:30 p.m
Marble Falls High School Commons Area
2101 Mustang Dr.
Marble Falls, TX 78654

In-person attendees will be able to view the same presentation delivered in the online public meeting, review hard copies of project materials, ask questions of TxDOT staff and/or consultants and leave written comments. Attendees may come and go at their convenience; there will be no formal presentation.  


TxDOT is holding a virtual public meeting with an in-person option to discuss improvements to US 281 at the SH 71 Interchange in Burnet County, TX. The purpose of the public meeting is to receive public comment on the proposed improvements for the US 281 at SH 71 Interchange Project.


TxDOT is conducting a study for proposed safety and mobility improvements, including bicycle and pedestrian connectivity at the US 281 at SH 71 interchange. The proposed project would construct a new interchange at US 281 at SH 71. Most of US 281 functions as both a local thoroughfare and commuter highway. In many cases, it is the sole access to subdivisions, businesses and schools. The Texas Freight Mobility Plan 2018 identifies US 281 as a key highway corridor being used by the agricultural industry in Texas. SH 71 is the main route from Austin into the Hill Country and towards the Highland Lakes region in Burnet County. This interchange is integral to the mobility of freight and commuters and provides access to popular travel destinations in Central Texas.

Most of US 281 functions as a local thoroughfare, commuter highway and freight corridor. In many cases, it is the sole access to subdivisions, businesses and schools.

Proposed Improvements:

  • Replacing the current cloverleaf interchange with an innovative interchange
  • Adding elevated structures to improve mobility through the interchange
  • Adding frontage roads to separate high-speed through traffic from local traffic
  • Adding shared-use paths to accommodate bicyclists and pedestrians
Accessibility The virtual and in-person public meeting will be conducted in English. If you need an interpreter or document translator because English is not your primary language or have difficulty communicating effectively in English, one will be provided to you. If you have a disability and need assistance, special arrangements can be made to accommodate most needs. If you need interpretation or translation services or you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to attend and participate in the virtual public meeting­­­­­, please contact project staff at 512-761-2711 no later than 4 p.m. CT, Monday, March 25, 2024. Please be aware that advance notice is required as some services and 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:

  • Verbal Comments:
    Leave a recorded voicemail at 512-553-2821 with your verbal testimony starting on Thursday, March 28, 2024, at 5 p.m. Access to the voicemail is available 24-hours a day through Friday, April 12, 2024. Verbal comments are limited to three minutes.
  • Written Comments:
    Written comments can be submitted the following ways:
    • Website: the the online general comment form
    • Mail: Comment form *print double-sided
      Comment form (Español) *imprimir en ambos lados
      Nancy Ledbetter & Associates, Inc.
      Attn: US 281 at SH 71 Interchange
      P.O. Box 14622
      Austin, TX 78761
    • Email:

Comments must be received or postmarked by Friday, April 12, 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 the Federal Highway Administration and TxDOT.

Posted: Feb. 27, 2024