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Loop 286

Virtual public meeting with in-person option

Virtual: Tuesday, July 26, 2022 at 2 p.m. CT

In-person: Tuesday, July 26, 2022 from 2 to 7 p.m. CT

Public comment deadline Comments must be received on or before Wednesday, August 10, 2022.
Virtual details

Tuesday, July 26, 2022 at 2 p.m. and remain online through Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.

The virtual public meeting will be posted below on Tuesday, July 26, 2022, at 2 p.m. and remain online through Wednesday, August 10, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. Please note, this is not a live event. The materials can be viewed at your convenience.

Additionally, TxDOT is providing an in-person meeting option for individuals who would like to participate in person instead of online. In-person attendees will be able to review the same materials and presentation as the online public meeting.

In-person details Tuesday, July 26, 2022 2-7 p.m. Celebrate It 4195 Pine Mill Road Paris, TX 75462
Purpose TxDOT is proposing short-term and long-term improvements to Loop 286 around Paris, Texas, a total project length of approximately 15.5 miles.

The update on the two short-term projects will include design schematics. The environmental documents discussed during the meeting will be available for public review prior to project completion. The purpose of the Loop 286 Improvements project is to improve safety, increase regional mobility, improve traffic operations, and address roadway deficiencies. The Northeast project, which would extend from Stillhouse Road to Lamar Avenue, proposes reconstructing the four existing mainlanes and adding two-lane frontage roads in either direction as well as an overpass at North Collegiate Drive. The Southeast Loop project, which would extend from SH 19/SH 24 to FM 905, proposes expanding the roadway to five lanes with a median left turn lane and shared use path, as well as improvements to the intersection of South Collegiate Drive near Paris High School.

The proposed projects would, subject to final design considerations, require additional right of way and potentially displace one residential unit and three non-residential structures.

Accessibility All meetings 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 participate in the meetings, please contact the TxDOT Public Information Office at 903-737-9213 no later than July 21, 2022. Advance notice is required as services and accommodations require time to arrange.
Meeting materials

Right of way documents

How to make a comment
  • Interactive survey (no longer accepting comments)
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 the Federal Highway Administration and TxDOT.

Posted: July 11, 2022