US 281 Hamilton Relief Route Feasibility Study and Widening Project
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US 281 Hamilton Relief Route Feasibility Study and Widening Project

In-Person Public Meeting with Virtual Option

Virtual: Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022 at 6 p.m. through Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.

In-person: Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022 6 to 8 p.m.

Virtual Public Meeting Presentation
Public comment deadline All comments must be received on or before Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022.
Virtual details

The virtual meeting will be on this page from Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022, at 6 p.m., and will remain online through Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022, at 11:59 p.m.

Additionally, TxDOT is providing an in-person meeting 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, Oct. 18, 2022 
6-8 p.m. 
Hamilton Junior HS 
400 S. College Street
Hamilton, TX 76457
Purpose TxDOT is proposing to widen US 281 from US 84 (Evant, TX) to SH 6 (Hico, TX) in Hamilton County, Texas.

The purpose of the widening project is to evaluate potential future capacity improvements to the US 281 corridor.  
The widening concepts being explored would:

  • Widen US 281 to a 4-lane divided roadway
  • Include bicyclist accommodations

The Feasibility Study is evaluating Alternative Alignment concepts for a new location relief route located around the City of Hamilton to alleviate US 281 traffic congestion in downtown Hamilton.  

New alignment and widening options would require additional right-of-way to accommodate the potential US 281 improvements and traffic congestion alleviation being explored by the project and the study. Further environmental studies would be needed to determine environmental impacts.

Accessibility The in-person and 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 or in-person option, please contact the TxDOT Public Information Office at 254-867-2836 no later than 4 p.m. CT, Thursday, October 13, 2022.  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 Comments must be postmarked or otherwise received by Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022 to US 281 Study Team, C/O Civil Associates, Inc. 9330 LBJ Frwy, Suite 1150; by email
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 the Federal Highway Administration and TxDOT.

Posted: Sept. 14, 2022