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US 281 Lampasas to Evant

POSTPONED: Virtual open house with two in-person options

Virtual: Tuesday, July 25, 2023, by noon CT - POSTPONED

In-person: Tuesday, July 25, 2023, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. CT - POSTPONED

In-person: Thursday, July 27, 2023, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. CT - POSTPONED

Public comment deadline Comments must be received on or before Monday, Aug. 14, 2023, to be included in the official open house record.
Virtual details The materials will be posted Tuesday, July 25, 2023, at noon CT and will be available for viewing until Monday, Aug. 14, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. on this webpage. The prerecorded video presentation will also be posted online. 
In-person details

Tuesday, July 25, 2023 - POSTPONED
New Covenant Church
1604 Central Texas Expressway, Suite A
Lampasas, Texas 76550


Thursday, July 27, 2023 - POSTPONED
Evant ISD Cafeteria
339 Memory Lane
Evant, Texas 76525

Note: TxDOT staff will deliver a presentation at 6 p.m. followed by a live question-and-answer session. A prerecorded copy of the same presentation will be available in the virtual open house.

TxDOT is conducting a virtual open house with two in-person options. In-person attendees will be able to view the same materials shared in the virtual open house, review hard copies of project materials, ask questions of TxDOT staff and/or consultants and leave written comments. Two separate in-person open houses are scheduled with one on Tuesday July 25, 2023, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and the second on Thursday, July 27, 2023, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The same materials and information will be presented at both in-person open houses.

The proposed project includes the following:

  • Widen US 281 between US 183 (Lampasas) and Live Oak Street (Evant) in Lampasas and Coryell Counties with two additional travel lanes for a total of four lanes (two lanes in each direction).
  • Improve safety by separating traffic with a grassy median. 
  • Add paved median crossovers along US 281 to facilitate access to and from both sides of the highway. Exact crossover locations have not yet been determined.
  • A narrower roadway section may be considered at specific locations with significant existing constraints.

The purpose of the project is to improve mobility by constructing additional travel lanes and increase safety by bringing the roadway up to current design standards, separating northbound and southbound travel lanes with a grassy median and upgrading other safety appurtenances (guard rail, sloped culvert end treatments, wide shoulders, etc.). The project spans approximately 28 miles and will acquire additional right of way adjacent to the existing corridor (acreage to be determined pending final design); displacements may also be required but have not yet been identified.

Accessibility The virtual open house and in-person options will be conducted in English. If you need an interpreter or document translator because English is not your primary language or you 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 open house, please contact the Brownwood District at 325-643-0413 no later than 4 p.m. CT, Wednesday, July 19, 2023. Please be aware that advance notice is required as some services and accommodation may require time for TxDOT to arrange.
How to make a comment

For the virtual public meeting with in-person option, the public may provide comments in the following ways listed below.

  • Voicemail: 512-270-0284
  • Mail: TxDOT Brownwood District Office
    Attn: US 281 Lampasas to Evant
    2495 HWY 183 North
    Brownwood, TX 76802

Posted: June 23, 2023