SH 42 from US 80 in White Oak South to I-20

TxDOT is developing preliminary plans for the expansion of SH 42 from US 80 in White Oak, south to I-20. The project includes expanding the existing two-lane roadway to a four-lane divided highway with a flush 16-foot median. The expansion will help ease congestion along a corridor that experiences a high percentage of large truck traffic.


Enhancements to this corridor would include:

  • Widening from a two-lane road to a four-lane roadway with flush median, with curb and gutter to accommodate expected growth in traffic
  • Adding a continuous center left-turn lane to provide additional safety
  • Redesigning the roadway’s alignment to improve grades and curves to meet current design criteria
  • Incorporating sidewalks and/or bicycle lanes where appropriate

The project will require the acquisition of additional right of way.

Get Involved

TxDOT has scheduled the first public meeting on Nov. 2, 2017  in an effort to engage the public. The meeting's details will be posted to this website as they become available. Adjacent property owners will also receive notification by mail. All interested citizens will have a chance to provide input, voice concerns and ask questions.


TxDOT and its consultants are in the initial stages of the project’s development. The team is currently conducting field visits and identifying the viable alternatives. The first public meeting is scheduled for Nov. 2, 2017,  to present the options. The alternatives will also be posted to this web page following the meeting.

For a project this size, the preliminary engineering development will take approximately two years. TxDOT started work on the project in March 2017.


Contact Us:

TxDOT Tyler District
Office of Advanced Project Development
2709 W. Front Street
Tyler, Tx 75702
(903) 510-9100