The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Amarillo District is proposing improvements to US 87 in Hartley and Moore counties, from east of the US 385 Interchange to FM 2589 west of Dumas. The proposed improvements consist of adding capacity to a truck freight corridor. The project is approximately 19.8 miles in length..
The purpose of the proposed project is to improve mobility, connectivity, and safety by providing additional roadway capacity. Additionally, this proposed project will complete this freight corridor to a minimum four-lane divided facility though the Amarillo District. This project is on the TxDOT Freight Network, National Highway System, Texas Trunk System-Phase 1 Corridor, and Ports-To-Plains Corridor.
The proposed project would:
- Upgrade US 87 from a two-lane facility to a four-lane divided facility (2 in each direction),
- Improve the drainage along the corridor.
- Preliminary Engineering - Schematic and environment development beginning summer 2019
- Plans, Specifications and Estimate (PS&E) – Plan development to be determined
- Construction – May be phased construction dependent on the availability of funding
- Funding – Currently there is not any construction funding identified
- ROW – Right-Of-Way needs to be determined. Expected needs along the entire corridor.
The purpose of the open houses and public meetings is to share project information and updates, present proposed schematics of the proposed project and alternatives, and collect input from the community. TxDOT is committed to working closely with the community on this project. Links to the meetings will be updated here as they are scheduled.