Where: Ranger High School
1842 E. Loop 254
Ranger, TX 76470
When: Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015
5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Purpose: TxDOT is hosting a public meeting to share proposed changes to I-20 that would improve safety for the traveling public. The 3-mile stretch to be improved is in Eastland County, from about 3.5 miles east of Loop 254 to SH 16.

The format will be a come-and-go open house to meet the project team, learn about the current alternative development and ask questions about the project. There will be no presentation.
Description: Although TxDOT has already made some safety improvements to this section of I-20 (e.g., reducing the speed limit, resurfacing the main lane pavement, installing a concrete barrier), additional measures are needed to respond to local concerns. TxDOT now has identified alternatives for additional safety, access and mobility improvements. These alternatives include:
  • Reducing the grade
  • Straightening the curve of the interstate at Ranger Hill
  • Providing a westbound climbing lane
  • Continuous frontage roads along both east and westbound lanes
The proposed improvements would keep traffic from diverting to limited surrounding roadways when accidents occur and would allow emergency responders easier access to I-20 at Ranger Hill. Currently, accident delays can cause backups from 30 minutes to eight hours.

The open house will be conducted in English. Anyone interested in attending the meeting who has special communication or accommodation needs, or needs an interpreter, is encouraged to call (325) 643-0415. Requests should be made at least two days before the public meeting. Every reasonable effort will be made to accommodate special needs.

The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried out by TxDOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated Dec. 16, 2014, and executed by FHWA and TxDOT.
Contact: TxDOT Brownwood District
2495 Highway 183 North
Brownwood, TX 76802

(325) 646-2591