US 281 Hamilton corridor study and US 281 relief route
Overview for corridor study and relief route study
US 281 (American Legion Memorial Highway) is a heavily traveled north-south facility listed on both the National Highway System and TxDOT Freight Network. Relied upon daily by local travelers, trucking industries, and, as an alternate to traveling I-35, US 281 is the longest continuous three-digit United States Highway route, spanning 1,875 miles from Texas’ Rio Grande valley northward to the Canada border.
US 281 relief route
TxDOT's Waco District is undertaking a study to examine the feasibility of installing a new location US 281 relief route around Hamilton to alleviate the congestion by providing travel capacity options for US 281 travelers.
- Upcoming: In-person public meeting with virtual option - Oct. 18, 2023
- In-person public meeting with virtual option - May 3, 2023
- In-person meeting with virtual option - Oct. 18, 2022
Schematics for May 3, 2023 public meeting
- Widening project from Hamilton to Hico
- Widening project from Hamilton to Evant
- Hamilton relief route feasibility study - relief route alternatives
- Feasibility study - alternatives east of Hamilton
- Feasibility study - alternatives west of Hamilton
- Feasibility study - city of Hamilton North
- Feasibility study - city of Hamilton South
US 281 corridor study
TxDOT's Waco District is initiating a study to proposed expanding US 281 with added travel lanes, between the City of Hico southward to the City of Evant. The project also includes the segment of US 281 which spans the City of Hamilton and will overall consider, explore and evaluate all transportation improvements and upgrades to US 281.