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US 281 Lampasas to Evant

Virtual open house with two in-person options

Virtual: Monday, Nov. 6, 2023, by 12 pm CT

In-person: Monday, Nov. 6, 2023, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. CT or

In-person: Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2023, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. CT

US 281 Lampasas to Evant - Prerecorded presentation
Public comment deadline Comments must be received on or before Friday, Dec. 1, 2023, to be included in the official open house record.
Virtual details The materials will be posted Monday, Nov. 6, 2023, at noon CT for viewing and comment on this webpage. The prerecorded video presentation will also be posted online.
In-person details

Evant Meeting
Monday, Nov. 6, 2023
Evant ISD - Gym
339 Memory Lane
Evant, Texas 76525


Lampasas Meeting
Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2023
New Covenant Church
1604 Central Texas Expy., Suite A
Lampasas, Texas 76550

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

Purpose 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 Monday, Nov. 6, 2023, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and the second on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 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 the Hamilton County Line (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 require 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.

The Nov. 6 and Nov. 14 meetings replace open houses originally scheduled in July.

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 accommodation to attend and participate in the virtual open house, please contact TxDOT at 325-643-0413 no later than 4 p.m. CT, Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2023. 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 the virtual open house with in-person options, the public may provide comments in the following ways listed below.
  • Online: Add your comment online
  • Email: As shown in the advertised notice
  • Voicemail: (512) 270-0284
  • Mail: TxDOT Brownwood District Office
    Attn: US 281 Lampasas to Evant
    2495 Highway 183 North
    Brownwood, TX 76802
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 (MOU) dated December 16, 2014, reauthorized by a subsequent MOU on December 9, 2019, and executed by FHWA and TxDOT.

Posted: Oct. 3, 2023