Pecos Relief Route: US 285 north of Pecos to US 285 south of Pecos
TxDOT is advancing and further refining a relief route for US 285 around the east side of Pecos. TxDOT is currently reviewing a study area for considerations that may impact proposed route locations.
The project is still in the early phases of a multiphased process, and refinements to the route will occur. No decisions have been made about the route’s final location.
TxDOT’s proposed relief route would help long-term mobility and connectivity and improve safety on US 285 for local and through traffic. In 2019, traffic on US 285 through Pecos added up to 20 minutes in travel at peak traffic times: by 2045, it is estimated that this time could double. The relief route could be two lanes in each direction with access points at key intersecting roadways.
The purpose of public involvement is to share project information and updates, present proposed project information, and collect public input. TxDOT is committed to working closely with the public on this project. All input will be considered as TxDOT moves forward in developing a plan to enhance the safety of this corridor while preparing for future growth.
Public Involvement Schedule (subject to change)
- Wednesday, May 26, 2021 - Virtual Public Meeting
- Early 2022 – Public Meeting
- Fall 2024 – Public Hearing
- Early 2025 – Anticipated Environmental Clearance and Approved Schematic Design