US 281 Blanco Relief Route Feasibility Study
At the request of the city of Blanco and Blanco County, TxDOT is initiating the US 281 Blanco Relief Route Feasibility Study to develop and evaluate preliminary relief route options to enhance safety and improve mobility along US 281 in the city of Blanco. The purpose of this study, in collaboration with local stakeholders and the public, is to arrive at a locally recommended relief route option. Further project development, including schematic design, environmental review, and funding would depend on the outcome of the feasibility study.
The purpose of stakeholder and public involvement for this study is to identify existing and future needs, define goals and objectives for a relief route and arrive at a locally recommended route option. Public input is a highly valued and important part of creating improvements to address transportation needs. TxDOT is committed to working closely with the community to ensure that interested citizens can comment, voice concerns, and ask questions.
The US 281 Blanco Relief Route Feasibility Study will include stakeholder engagement through workshops, open houses and other opportunities for input to develop a solution that addresses the needs of this community.
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Related studies - US 281 from US 290 to the Comal County Line
TxDOT is developing preliminary plans to improve 19 miles of US 281 from US 290 to the Comal County line in Blanco County, Texas, including the US 281/US 290 interchange. This study excludes any improvements to the existing four-lane segment of US 281 through the city of Blanco and excludes the study of a relief route around the city of Blanco, which is being studied as part of a separate project, the US 281 Blanco Relief Route Feasibility Study. The purpose of the US 281 from US 290 to the Comal County Line project is to enhance safety, improve connectivity and mobility by providing additional roadway capacity to meet current and future traffic demands due to population growth and increased traffic volumes.