US 281 - Lampasas to Evant
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US 281 - Lampasas to Evant

Virtual open house with in-person option

Virtual: Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023 by noon CT

In-person: Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. or Monday, Feb. 13, 2023 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Public comment deadline Comments must be received or postmarked by Friday, March 3, 2023, to be included in the official public meeting record.
Virtual details The virtual meeting presentation and meeting materials will be posted on this page at the date and time shown above.
In-person details

Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023
New Covenant Church
1604 Central Texas Expressway, Suite A
Lampasas, Texas 76550


Monday, Feb. 13, 2023
Evant ISD
339 Memory Lane
Evant, Texas 76525

Note: A TxDOT staff member will deliver a presentation at 6 p.m. A live question and answer period will  be conducted; and questions will be answered by staff during the open house meeting. A prerecorded copy of the same presentation will be available in the virtual open house.

TxDOT is conducting a virtual open house with 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 meetings are scheduled to take place beginning with one on Tuesday Feb. 7, 2023, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The second in-person meeting will be scheduled on Monday, Feb. 13, 2023, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Both in-person meetings will cover the same material.

The proposed project includes the following:

  • Widen US 281 between US 183 (Lampasas) and US 84 (Evant) in Lampasas and Coryell Counties with two additional travel lanes in either a northbound or southbound direction for a total of four lanes 
  • Improve safety by separating traffic with a grassy median 
  • Add crossovers along US 281 within the project to facilitate access to both sides of the highway. Exact crossover locations have not yet been determined

The purpose of the project is to help reduce congestion by constructing additional travel lanes, improve safety by separating north and southbound travel lanes with a grassy median and upgrading other safety appurtenances (guard rail, sloped end treatments of culverts, widened shoulders, etc.), and improve mobility. The project spans approximately 28 miles and an approximately 250 acres will be required for right of way; some displacements are anticipated but have not yet been identified.

Accessibility The virtual open house and in-person option 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 public meeting or in-person option, please contact Lisa Tipton at (325) 643-0413 no later than 4 p.m. CT on Feb. 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 public meeting with in-person option, the public may provide comments in the following ways listed below.

  • Online: Add your comment online
  • Email:
  • Voicemail: 512-270-0284
  • Mail: TxDOT Brownwood District Office
    2495 HWY 183 North
    Brownwood, TX 76802

Posted: Jan. 12, 2023