281 North Improvement Project

More Choices. Less Congestion.  The smart solution.   WE'RE ON IT.
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Choose from managed lanes, freeway lanes or free access lanes between Loop 1604 and Stone Oak Parkway. Choose from managed lanes or free access lanes between Stone Oak Parkway and Borgfeld Drive. Improved US 281 will provide amenities for pedestrians, bicyclists, buses and registered carpools for a comprehensive mix of transportation options.


Improved US 281 will include eight miles of new roadway from Loop 1604 to Borgfeld Drive and direct connectors to Loop 1604. The project will double the number of lanes that exists today for 100% more capacity. It will be faster and safer to get everywhere.


It is the only solution to accommodate today’s congestion and tomorrow’s growth. This project resulted from the US 281 Environmental Impact Statement process, which took five years and included one public hearing, four public meetings, nine Community Advisory Committee meetings and five Peer Technical Review Committee meetings. It has been highly studied and thoroughly vetted. It will  provide badly needed water quality protection for the Edwards Aquifer where none exists today and make available sound barriers for adjacent neighborhoods.


281 North Improvement Project Fact Sheet

Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)

On October 1, 2008, the Federal Highway Administration and the Texas Department of Transportation withdrew all prior environmental clearances for any long-term improvements to US 281 north of Loop 1604. The Alamo RMA immediately took the lead in preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for US 281 in order to prepare the most comprehensive analysis ever conducted on the US 281 corridor. For more information on the US 281 EIS process and results, visit www.411on281.com

US 281 Super Street

In the interim, the Alamo RMA managed construction of the US 281 Super Street, an operational and safety improvement for the US 281 corridor, designed to help increase the ease of use of this roadway in the highest traffic areas. The project was paid for with funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) and the Advanced Transportation District. It was the first Super Street-type project in the state of Texas. Work on the US 281 Super Street started in March 2010 and was completed in the fall of 2010. The project was intended to provide temporary relief, while allowing the work of the US 281 Environmental Impact Statement to move forward.