US 285 North - Project 1
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US 285 North - Project 1

From FM 1216 to SH 302

Notice and Opportunity to Comment

Public comment deadline All comments must be received on or before Monday, July 8, 2024.
Purpose TxDOT is proposing to widen US 285 to a four-lane divided highway from FM 1216 to SH 302 in Reeves County, Texas. This notice is affording an opportunity to comment as part of the environmental review process for this project.

The proposed project would include widening approximately 18 miles of US 285 to a four-lane divided highway with two lanes in each direction, as well as both inside and outside shoulders. In addition, a new interchange is proposed at SH 302. The existing right-of-way (ROW) width ranges from approximately 130 – 250 feet, while the proposed ROW width would range from approximately 237 – 360 feet, with wider sections at interchanges. Improvements would also include a wide center median and/or barrier with median openings and turn lanes as needed. 

The proposed project would, subject to final design considerations, require additional right of way and potentially displace no residences and four non-residential structures. Relocation assistance is available for displaced persons and businesses.  Information about the TxDOT Relocation Assistance Program and services and benefits for those displaced and other affected property owners, as well as information about the tentative schedule for right-of-way acquisition and construction, can be obtained from the TxDOT district office by calling 432-498-4645. 

Any environmental documentation or studies, maps and drawings showing the project location and design, tentative construction schedules, and other information regarding the proposed project are on file and available for inspection Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the TxDOT Odessa District office 3901 E. Highway 80, Odessa, TX 79761. Project materials are also available online on this webpage.


The project materials are written 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 review the project materials or submit information, please contact the public information officer at 432-498-4746 no later than 4 p.m. CT, at least three business days before the date on which you would like to review the project materials or submit information. Please be aware that advance notice is required as some services and accommodations may require time for TxDOT to arrange.

Los materiales del proyecto están escritos en inglés. Si usted necesita un intérprete o un traductor de documentos porque su idioma principal no es el inglés o tiene alguna dificultad para comunicarse eficazmente en inglés, se le proporcionará uno. Si usted tiene alguna discapacidad y necesita ayuda, se pueden hacer arreglos especiales para atender la mayoría de las necesidades. Si usted necesita servicios de interpretación o traducción o es una persona con alguna discapacidad que requiera una adaptación para revisar los materiales o enviar información, por favor póngase en contacto 432-498-4746 a más tardar a las 4:00 p.m. hora central, al menos tres días hábiles antes de la fecha en la que desea revisar los materiales del proyecto o enviar información. Por favor, tenga en cuenta que se requiere aviso previo ya que algunos servicios y adaptaciones pueden requerir tiempo para que TxDOT los organice.

Additional information
How to make a comment

Written comments may be submitted by mail or email. All comments must be received on or before Monday, July 8, 2024.

   Jacobs Engineering
   Attn: Chris Hoff, P.E.
   1999 Bryan St., Suite 3500
   Dallas, TX 75201


If you have any general questions regarding the proposed project, please contact the advanced planning engineer, at 432-498-4645 or by email as shown in the notice.

 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: June 17, 2024