ELLIS COUNTY – The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), and the city of Ennis, will conduct a public meeting for the proposed reconstruction and widening of US Highway 287 from State Highway 34 to Interstate Highway 45 in Ellis County.

The Public Meeting will be held at Ennis High School, 2301 Ensign Road, Ennis, on Thursday, July 18, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

The proposed project includes reconstructing and widening existing US 287 from a two-lane to a four-lane divided roadway from SH 34 to IH 45, a distance of approximately four miles.

The proposed project would also provide continuous frontage roads along the roadway. Grade-separated intersections would be provided at Ensign Road, FM 1183 (Oak Grove Road), and Sterilite Drive.

Planners and engineers need input from the public and community to help develop a corridor plan that will address the needs and reflect the values of the communities it serves.

This meeting gives the public an opportunity to become involved in the process – review study exhibits, ask questions of TxDOT staff and share their comments, concerns and suggestions.

Maps, drawings and other information depicting the proposed project’s location and preliminary geometric design will be available for viewing at the public meeting.

This information will also be available for public inspection at the TxDOT Dallas District Office located at 4777 East Highway 80, Mesquite, Texas 75150; the TxDOT Ellis County Area Office located at 100 SW County Road 1000, Corsicana, TX 75110; and the city of Ennis located at 115 West Brown Street, Ennis, Texas 75119.

This information will also be available online at www.keepitmovingdallas.com under Upcoming Public Hearing/Meeting.

Written comments can be submitted at the public meeting, or mailed to:

Texas Department of Transportation

Attn: Bruce Nolley, P.E.

4777 E. Highway 80

Mesquite, TX 75150-6643

Written comments submitted after the public meeting must be postmarked on or before Monday, July 29 to be included as part of the official public record.