Virtual Public Meeting - US 285 North from the New Mexico state line to BI-20 in Pecos
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Virtual Public Meeting - US 285 North from the New Mexico state line to BI-20 in Pecos


Use the picture link below to be guided through the virtual public meeting room where you can view information about the US 285 North project and learn how to provide your comments. The same information and comment opportunities are listed below in the Downloads section.

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The virtual public meeting will began at noon on Wednesday, June 16, 2021, and will be available through Friday, July 2, 2021.  


TxDOT is hosting a virtual public meeting for proposed improvements to US 285 in Reeves and Culberson counties from the New Mexico state line to Business Interstate 20 in Reeves County, a distance of approximately 52 miles.

The virtual meeting will consist of a virtual room and will include visual components and an opportunity to comment. Comments must be received or postmarked on or before Friday, July 2, 2021, to be a part of the official meeting record.

If you need additional information, please call (432) 360-3172 to ask questions about the project and access project materials at any time during the project development process. 


The proposed US 285 North project includes widening to a four-lane divided highway with two lanes in each direction as well as both inside and outside shoulders, and a wide center median and/or barrier. In addition, median openings would be provided as needed based on traffic data. Median openings will include left turn/deceleration lanes. It has not been determined how much additional right of way may be required or whether the project will involve construction in wetlands or floodplains.

How to Make a Comment:

Please provide your comment in the following ways:

Comments must be received or postmarked by Friday, July 2, 2021, to be included in the official record of the virtual public meeting. 

Special Accommodations:

The virtual public meeting 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, please contact the project team at (432) 360-3172 no later than 4 p.m. CT, Friday, June 11, 2021. Please be aware that advance notice is required as some services and accommodations may require time for TxDOT to arrange.

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 Dec. 9, 2019, and executed by FHWA and TxDOT.


TxDOT Odessa District
3901 E. Highway 80
Odessa, TX 79761
(432) 332-0501

Posted: May 19, 2021