Where:

Ben Rogers Regional Visitors Center
5055 I-10 South  
Beaumont, Texas 77705 (Map)

When:

Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017
4:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Purpose:

The purpose of the public meeting is to gather public input on the proposed improvements to I-10 from FM 365 east to Walden Road (County Road 131) in Jefferson County, TX. The meeting will be an open house format so citizens may come and go at their convenience.

Description:

The proposed project includes:

  • Reconstructing and widening I-10 to a six-lane highway (3 in each direction) with 12-foot travel lanes
  • Adding 10-foot wide outside shoulders
  • Adding 10-foot wide inside shoulders
  • Adding a concrete median barrier

TxDOT is proposing to widen and improve the interchange at Walden Road. The project also includes rebuilding I-10 as an overpass across Smith Road; currently Smith Road is an overpass across I-10. Local access at Smith Road would be improved, along with improving drainage and extending the existing frontage roads west of Smith Road.  The project will remove the Brooks Road overpass.

All work will occur within the existing right of way (ROW). No additional ROW, permanent, or temporary easements are required; therefore, no displacements or relocations of residences and businesses will be necessary as a result of the proposed work.

The meeting will be conducted in English. Persons interested in attending the meeting who have special communication or accommodation needs, such as the need for an interpreter, are encouraged to contact the TxDOT Beaumont District, at (409) 892-7311. Requests should be made at least two days prior to the meeting. Every reasonable effort will be made to accommodate these needs.

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 December 16, 2014, and executed by FHWA and TxDOT.

Comments must be received on or before Dec. 20, 2017 to be a part of the official open house record.

Contact:

TxDOT Beaumont District
8350 Eastex Freeway
Beaumont, TX 77708

(409) 892-7311
Email

Posted Nov. 17, 2017