Oak Hill Parkway Project to Break Ground in 2021
Safety and mobility improvements along US 290 and SH 71 in Oak Hill are on the way. Minor activities are occurring adjacent to the Oak Hill Parkway corridor in advance of the official project groundbreaking in mid-2021. You may have already seen activity along the corridor to make room for the roadway improvement and prepare for construction, including the removal of buildings purchased by TxDOT that were next to the bluff on US 290.
The Oak Hill Parkway project will accommodate future growth by adding US 290 travel lanes, removing traffic signals on the mainlanes, and including flyovers between US 290 and SH 71.
Because of your input, we are addressing congestion while also providing for the needs of local traffic and commuters. The project is sensitive to the history and heritage of Oak Hill, and her natural resources. The design kept elevated structures as low as possible, added new paths for pedestrians and bicyclists, and prioritized tree preservation where feasible.
TxDOT anticipates construction to be fully underway in 2021 and to last approximately five years. We will be working closely with the contractor to keep you informed of construction activity, lane closures, and detours which may affect your community.
As with any construction project, disruptions will inevitably occur. At times, construction will cause noise, dust, detours, and lights for nightwork.
Thank you for your patience as we construct a better way to travel on US 290 and SH 71.