Upgrading US 281 in Archer County to a Super-2 highway was approved today by the Texas Transportation Commission. The $10.2 million project is being paid for with Proposition 1 funds.
Last November, Texas voters overwhelmingly approved Proposition 1, which directs a portion of oil and gas tax revenues into the State Highway Fund. This allocation of $1.74 billion coupled with other funding sources will allow roughly $2 billion worth of projects to get underway this spring in an effort to address roadway congestion, safety and the growing demands on our infrastructure.
US 281 from State Highway 25 to the Jack County line will be widened to three lanes to accommodate what is called a Super 2 pavement design. This type of highway is already in place on US 281 North of SH-25. It allows for alternating passing lanes to improve safety along the corridor.
Jagoe Public Company will be the contractor on the project. A start date will be set soon.