Public Meeting - US 281 Hidalgo County and Brooks County
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Public Meeting - US 281 Hidalgo County and Brooks County

Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018:

Lasater Elementary School Cafeteria
200 W. Bennett
Falfurrias, TX 78355 (Map)

Open House: 5 p.m.
Presentation and Public Comment: 6 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018:

Brewster School Cafeteria
22420 FM 1017
Edinburg, TX 78541 (Map)

Open House: 5 p.m.
Presentation and Public Comment: 6 p.m.


The purpose of the public meeting is to gather public input on the proposed improvements to US 281 from SH 186/FM 1017 to FM 3066. The purpose of these meetings is to allow the public the opportunity to view project related information and provide comments on the proposed improvements. The presentation content will be the same for both meetings. Comments must be received on or before Nov. 9, 2018 to be a part of the official public meeting record.


Proposed improvements include to construct, in the interim, 4 lanes divided (2 main lanes each direction) and 2-lane frontage roads. The ultimate section would add an additional 2 main lanes (1 lane each direction) to be constructed as traffic warrants in the future. The purpose of the proposed project is to enhance mobility, safety, and improve traffic operations along US 281. The goal is to construct the project within the existing right-of-way (ROW) however; additional ROW may be required to upgrade the facility based on a chosen feasible alternative alignment.

Special Accommodation:

TxDOT makes every reasonable effort to accommodate the needs of the public. The open house will be in English. If you have a special communication accommodation or need for an interpreter, a request can be made. If you have a disability and need assistance, special arrangements can also be made to accommodate most needs. Please call (956) 702-6161 at least 5 working days prior to the meeting. Please be aware that advance notice is requested as some 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 December 16, 2014, and executed by FHWA and TxDOT.


TxDOT Pharr District
600 W. I-2
Pharr, TX 78577

(956) 702-6100


Posted Oct. 3, 2017