The US 281 planning study examined US 281 from I-37 to the Rio Grande Valley determine the necessary improvements to qualify US 281 as an Interstate highway.
In addition to US 281, a small piece of US 59 from I-37 to US 281 also underwent the same study and plan development. The ultimate, long-term goal of this study is to identify and implement improvements so US 281 can serve as I-69.
A series of community workshops and open houses were held in 2013 to provide citizens with first-hand information about the study and potential future developments along the highway. Citizens provided comments at these events and their input was included in the final study report.
A draft of the interstate development plan, which will includes feedback from citizens, was completed in Summer 2013 with the
final report completed in Fall 2013.
Planning Study Fact