Loop 286 in Paris, TX

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is planning to make changes to Loop 286 in Paris, Texas. These include short-term and long-term roadway and operational improvements on the 15.5 miles that go around Paris, such as adding lanes and improving drainage. The improvements would take place from North of US 82W to South of 271.

The project is currently in the schematic and environmental phase of design and analysis, which is one of the early stages in the project development life cycle. According to TxDOT’s timeline (view here) found in their public meeting presentation that was held in July 2020, environmental clearance and schematic approval should have reached competition in spring 2021. TxDOT has stated that the project could potentially displace four residences and seven non-residential structures. Further, it is possible that up to 250 landowners could be impacted by the new ROW.