TxDOT is developing preliminary plans for the expansion of US 271 from FM 16 north to the Upshur County line. The scope includes expanding the existing two-lane roadway to a four-lane divided highway with flush and depressed median sections.  Additionally,  the project includes the expansion of SL 485 around the City of Gladewater to a four-lane divided highway with a continuous left-turn lane.


Enhancements to this heavily traveled corridor include:

  • Widening from a two-lane to a four-lane facility with flush and depressed median sections
  • Redesigning the roadway’s grades and curves to meet current standards

The project will require the acquisition of additional right of way.

Get Involved

TxDOT hosted the first public meeting on April 24, 2018.

TxDOT hosted the second public meeting on Oct. 23, 2018.

The Public Hearing is tentatively scheduled before the end of 2019.  The Public Hearing's details will be posted to this website as they become available. Adjacent property owners will receive notification by mail. All interested citizens will have a chance to provide input, voice concerns and ask questions.


The second public meeting was hosted Oct. 23, 2018 where the recommended alternative was presented to the public for comments and feedback. The alternative shown at the second public meeting is available below.  TxDOT and its consultants are taking public comment and concerns related to the second public meeting through Nov. 6, 2018. Based on feedback, a recommended alternative will be developed.

Next steps include the following:

  • Public Hearing - Spring of 2020
  • Environmental Clearance - Before the end of 2020
  • Begin Right-of-Way Acquisition - 2021
  • Phase 1 Construction - 2022 (US 271 from FM 16 north to SL 485)
  • Phase 2 Construction - 2024 (SL 485 and US 271 north to Upshur County)


Contact Us:

TxDOT Tyler District
Office of Advanced Project Development
2709 W. Front Street
Tyler, Tx 75702
(903) 510-9100