Open House - US 59 Upgrade Shepherd to Cleveland (Future I-69)


Where:

Shepherd High School Cafeteria (Map)
1 Pirate Lane
Shepherd, TX 77371

When:

Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016
Open House: 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Purpose:

TxDOT is hosting an open house regarding the upgrade of US 59 (future I-69) to meet interstate standards from FM 2914 south of Shepherd in San Jacinto County to the north end of the Cleveland Relief Route in Liberty County. This event is being held to display the proposed improvements, explain where TxDOT is within the project development process, answer questions and gather 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:

TxDOT is proposing to upgrade existing US 59 by constructing frontage roads and overpasses from FM 2914 near Shepherd to the north end of the Cleveland Relief Route. The project would be designed to meet interstate standards for possible future designation as I-69 and would:

  • Enhance safety and improve mobility along US 59
  • Provide a more efficient hurricane evacuation route
  • 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

Funding has been allocated for the preliminary development of this project which includes environmental studies, schematic design and right-of-way acquisition.  At this time, no construction funding has been identified.

If you plan to attend the open house and have special communication or accommodation needs, please call (936) 633-4395 or use the email below no later than Sept. 20, 2016, to request assistance.

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) 634-4395
Email

Updated Sept. 28, 2016.