Opportunity to Comment

The Western Connection Needs Assessment study's findings are presented on this website to provide an opportunity to comment. The deadline to receive public comments is Friday, February 26, 2021.

The project materials are written in English. If you need an interpreter or document translator because English is not your primary language or you have difficulty communicating effectively in English, one will be provided to you. If you have a disability and need assistance, special arrangements can be made to accommodate most needs. If you need interpretation or translation services or you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to review the project materials or submit information, please contact County Judge Bobby L. Howell, at bobby.howell@txkusa.org or (903) 628-6718 no later than 4 p.m. CT, at least three business days before the date you would like to review the project materials or submit information. Please be aware that advance notice is required as some services and accommodations may require time for TxDOT to arrange.

Summary of Study Findings

The Western Connection Needs Assessment determined that based on current travel patterns, the projected 2050 traffic volume for the proposed Western Connection is less than 5,000 vehicles a day. This projected traffic volume does not warrant a new roadway facility. Future needs assessments may be conducted in the next 5 to 10 years to determine if travel patterns have changed and warrant the need for the proposed facility.

How To Navigate this Website

This mobile-friendly website contains multiple sections on the study findings. Use the top navigation bar or click on the links below to get information about the study overview, findings, existing roadway conditions, and forecasted roadway conditions.

This website is also equipped with a built-in screen reader to help users who are blind or have low vision. If your browser supports this feature, the playback toolbar will be shown at the top of the page. Click on the Read button to test. Use the Audio Selection options to skip to specific sections of the document.

How To Provide Comments


For media or other inquiries regarding this study, please contact:

Bobby L. Howell
County Judge, Bowie County, Texas
710 James Bowie Drive
New Boston, TX 75570
Tel: (903) 628-6718
Fax: (903) 628-6719