Project Overview

Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is developing preliminary plans for improvements to FM 2206 from SH 42 east to Loop 281 in Longview. These improvements will help ease congestion and improve safety through this area.

Details

Enhancements to the heavily traveled corridor include:

  • Widening from a two-lane road to a four-lane divided highway with curb and gutter in the urban area (from Fisher Road to Loop 281) to accommodate the expected growth in traffic.
  • Adding a continuous center left-turn lane to provide additional safety for drivers.
  • Incorporating a sidewalk and multi-use pathway for pedestrians and cyclists between Fisher Road and Loop 281.

In addition, the intersection at Loop 281 will be realigned to improve traffic flow. The project will require the acquisition of new right-of-way.

Get Involved

No additional public involvement is scheduled at this time.

The first public meeting was held on Oct. 22, 2014, to present three alternatives for the project. TxDOT reviewed all comments submitted following the meeting and evaluated the respective impacts of each alternative.

On Aug. 18, 2015, TxDOT hosted a second public meeting to present Alternative A as the recommended alignment. This alternative widens the road to the north and realigns a sharp curve west of Jordan Valley Road. Following another public comment period, TxDOT addressed comments and formulated a final recommended alternative.

On Aug. 23, 2016, a public hearing was held and the final recommended alternative was presented.  The recommended alternative can be viewed below under the “Downloads” section.

Schedule

TxDOT and its consultants have finalized the project’s schematic design and environmental assessment. The project’s FONSI (Finding of No Significant Impact) was received on Dec. 20, 2016.

Next steps include the following:

  • Right-of-way acquisitions are expected to begin in 2017
  • Right-of-way acquisitions and construction plans should be completed by the end of 2018
  • Current financial forecasts show construction funds available in 2019 to construct Phase 1, which extends from Fisher Road east to Loop 281. No financial funding is identified for Phase 2 at this time. The second phase extends from SH 42 east to Fisher Road.

Downloads

Contact Us

TxDOT Tyler District
Attention: Advanced Project Development Office
2709 West Front Street
Tyler, Texas 75702

(903) 510-9100
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