TxDOT, the Abilene MPO and the City of Abilene have identified FM 89 (Buffalo Gap Road) as a top priority, transportation project candidate. FM 89 is the main arterial highway between the communities of Abilene and Wylie and has a variable mix of residential and commercial properties along the roadway. As these communities have expanded over the past several years, traffic from US 83/84 to Chimney Rock Road has increased significantly; creating congestion, increased crash rates and several other safety concerns for the traveling public, as well as pedestrians.

In an effort to enhance the safety for all users of FM 89, a transportation study has begun to help identify improvements that can be made to the roadway. This study will analyze issues such as:
  • Impacts to safety through access management with the use of raised medians
  • Drainage issues and possible solutions
  • Ways to provide improved pedestrian access
  • Right of way needs for future roadway expansion
  • Environmental impacts
Public input is crucial to this studies success, and all members of the community are highly encouraged to give feedback and suggestions on which projects might have the most public support. 

* 1. What is your primary purpose in traveling along Buffalo Gap Road?

* 2. How important is accommodating bicyclists along Buffalo Gap Road?

* 3. What is your normal mode of travel along Buffalo Gap Road?

* 4. What is your No. 1 "problem spot" or issue involving Buffalo Gap Road?

* 5. Prioritize these Buffalo Gap Road improvements from 1 to 7 (1 is the most important):

* 6. Should transportation funds be pursued and expended to improve Buffalo Gap Road?

* 7. What is your ZIP code?

* 8. I'm commenting as a: