US 82 Texas Corridor Study
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US 82 Texas Corridor Study

Study overview 

TxDOT works to deliver a safe, reliable and integrated transportation system. The United States Highway 82 (US 82) Corridor Study was initiated by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) - Transportation Planning and Programming Division (TPP) as a long-term, comprehensive analysis of the US 82 Corridor from a multimodal approach. The study includes the entire US 82 Corridor from the Texas/New Mexico state line to the Texas/Arkansas state line, approximately 575 miles.

The US 82 Corridor Study will examine currently planned transportation projects, analyze safety, connectivity, and mobility concerns, as well as identify short-, medium-, and long-term improvements to address the needs of the corridor. Findings and recommendations will assist in guiding the future of the corridor as it evolves.

US 82 Corridor map

Key considerations

The study will consider the following key elements to identify and prioritize proposed projects along the corridor:

  • Safety
  • Mobility & Congestion
  • Truck Parking
  • Intermodal
  • Operations & Maintenance
  • Costs & Funding
  • Multimodal Passenger & Freight
  • Alternative Routes & Resiliency
  • Connectivity
  • Conditions Assessment

Study approach 

TxDOT will conduct technical analyses and engage local elected officials, regional organizations, industry and business representatives, members of the public, and other stakeholders throughout the study process from Summer 2022 to Winter 2023/2024. The study will be conducted in phases with four rounds of stakeholder engagement meetings. The phases will evaluate existing conditions and assess needs, identify projects, prioritize projects, and develop an implementation plan, as shown in the diagram.

Stakeholder and public engagement

Input collected from stakeholders, both public and private, throughout the study will be important to help TxDOT identify transportation needs and prioritize projects to improve safety, connectivity, and mobility along the US 82 corridor.

Key stakeholders include:

  • TxDOT district and division representatives
  • A steering committee 
  • Three regional working groups
    • West – Texas/New Mexico state line to the Knox/Baylor County line 
    • Central – Knox/Baylor County line to the Cooke/Grayson County line
    • East – Cooke/Grayson County line to the Texas/Arkansas state line
  • Industry groups - the energy sector industry and trucking, freight, and economic development organizations 
  • Travelers and other members of the public

The public will have the opportunity to provide input through the development of the study.