Open House - US 59 Upgrade Redland (Future I-69)


Where:

TxDOT Lufkin District Office
1805 N. Timberland Drive
Lufkin, TX 75901 (Map)

When:

inTuesday, June 27, 2017
4 p.m. - 7 p.m.sert

Purpose:

TxDOT is hosting an open house regarding the upgrade of US 59 (future I-69) to meet interstate standards from south of FM 2021 to north of US 59/SL 287 in Angelina County. This event is being held to display conceptual layouts, explain where TxDOT is within the project development process, answer questions and gather local input. The open house will be held in a come-and-go format where you can visit with TxDOT staff one-on-one regarding the project.

Description:

The proposed project would involve the construction of frontage roads and would be designed to meet interstate standards for potential future designation as I-69. The proposed project would provide a controlled access freeway section, which means there will not be direct access to the main lanes. Access to the main lanes is allowed via entrance and exit ramps.

The proposed project would:

  • Enhance safety and improve mobility along US 59;
  • Provide a more efficient hurricane evacuation route; and
  • Provide system connectivity to I-69, which is a 1,600 mile national highway connecting Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas. I-69 also provides access to inland ports and sea ports along the gulf coast.

Right of way and/or displacements are still being determined. Construction funding for this project was allocated in the March 2017 Unified Transportation Program with a proposed Summer 2022 contract bid date.

Written comments may be submitted on or before July 12, 2017. Please mail or email comments using the contact information below.

Special accommodations: TxDOT makes every reasonable effort to accommodate the needs of the public. The open house will be in English. If you have a special communication accommodation or need for an interpreter, a request can be made. If you have a disability and need assistance, special arrangements can also be made to accommodate most needs. Please call the TxDOT Lufkin District Public Information Office at (936) 633-4395 or use the email below no later than June 23, 2017, to request assistance. Please be aware that advance notice is requested as some accommodations may require time for TxDOT to arrange.

The environmental review, consultation and other actions required by applicable federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried out by TxDOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated Dec. 16, 2014, and executed by FHWA and TxDOT.

Contact:

TxDOT Public Information Officer
1805 N. Timberland Drive
Lufkin, TX 75901

(936) 633-4395
Email

Posted June 1, 2017