Open House - US 59 in Montgomery and Liberty Counties


Where: Cleveland Civic Center
210 Peach Ave.
Cleveland, TX 77327
When: Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015
Open House: 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
   
Purpose: TxDOT invites citizens to view exhibits of proposed improvements along approximately four miles of US 59 extending from Fostoria Road in Montgomery County to State Loop 573 in Liberty County. This open house provides citizens with an informal come-and-go opportunity to learn more and talk with staff about the proposed project, ask questions and provide comments about the project proposals.
   
Description: The purpose of the proposed improvements is to enhance mobility in the area, as well as upgrade US 59 to meet interstate standards and later serve as I-69. The preliminary study indicates that additional right of way would be needed, although the exact amount is not known at this time. The proposed US 59 as I-69 would be converted from a four-lane divided highway to a six-lane divided, access-controlled freeway, with one-way frontage roads.

Additional changes to the project since the last open house meeting conducted on May 13, 2013 include the following:
  • Modify US 59 main lanes curve at State Loop 573
  • Revise the intersection at US 59 and State Loop 573; the northbound frontage road will follow the US 59 main lanes, instead of the northbound frontage road becoming State Loop 573
  • Reverse the entrance and exit ramps between SH 105 and State Loop 573
  • Add a right-turn lane to the southbound frontage road at the SH 105 connector
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.
   
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Contact: Environmental Specialist
TxDOT Beaumont District
8350 Eastex Freeway
Beaumont, TX 77708

(409) 892-7311
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