Public Meeting - US 69 Jacksonville Route Study
Norman Activity Center
526 E. Commerce St.
Jacksonville, TX 75766 (Map)
Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
6 p.m. Presentation
The purpose of the meeting is to gather public input on a possible relief route around Jacksonville. A presentation will take place at 6 p.m., followed by an open house. Staff will be available to answer questions.
The function of US 69 is to move both local and through regional traffic efficiently and safely. Previously conducted feasibility studies have found that US 69 in Jacksonville is operating at an undesirable level. Approximately 8 miles of US 69 goes directly through the City of Jacksonville. Within this 8-mile stretch there are 8 signalized intersections causing increased travel time and significantly reduced mobility. Jacksonville experiences increased congestion and decline in efficiency during hurricane evacuations. Additionally, the highest concentration of traffic accidents in Jacksonville is along US 69 in the downtown area.
The goal of the study is to provide a recommended relief route around Jacksonville with the intent to:
- Improve safety
- Mitigate congestion
- Enhance mobility
- Provide an improved hurricane evacuation route
- Protect natural and social environmental resources
A local stakeholder working group is assisting TxDOT, providing input to the project need and purpose, the identification of important environmental and planning features, the development of the route options, and the merits of the various route options.
Special accommodations: TxDOT makes every reasonable effort to accommodate the needs of the public. The public meeting 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 (713) 488-8168 at least five working days prior to the meeting. 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.
Comments must be received on or before March 9, 2018, to be a part of the official meeting record.
TxDOT Tyler District
2709 W. Front St.
Tyler, TX 75702
Posted Jan. 25, 2018