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 evaluate ways to enhance safety and improve mobility along US 281 in the city of Blanco. This study will explore and evaluate a relief route around the city of Blanco to alleviate congestion within the city and its downtown square district.
- Create a four-lane divided alternative route
- Enhance safety and mobility along US 281 as well as in and around the city of Blanco
- Preserve the downtown character in the city of Blanco while providing an alternative route for through traffic
The purpose of public involvement is to share project information and updates, present proposed schematics of the project and collect input from the community. Public input is a highly valued and an important part of creating improvements to address transportation needs. TxDOT is committed to working closely with the community on all projects to ensure that interested community members have the opportunity to comment, voice concerns, and ask questions.
The US 281 Blanco Relief Route Feasibility Study will have multiple open houses and other opportunities for community input to develop a solution that addresses the needs of this community.
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 Blanco Relief Route Feasibility Project. The purpose of the US 281 from US 290 to the Comal County Line project is to enhance safety, improve connectivity and improve mobility by providing additional roadway capacity to meet current and future traffic demands due to population growth and increased traffic volumes.