Where:

West Orange-Stark Elementary
2605 Martin Luther King Drive
Orange, Texas 77630 (Map)

When:

Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019
Open House: 5 - 6 p.m.
Public Hearing: 6 p.m.

Purpose:

The purpose of the public hearing is to present the proposed widening of I-10 from 0.54 mile east of FM 3247 to the Sabine River Bridge in Orange County, Texas. An open house will take place from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. where displays will be available for viewing and the public may come at their convenience. The public hearing will begin at 6 p.m., which includes a formal presentation and comment period. Comments must be received on or before Monday, Dec. 30, 2019, to be a part of the official hearing record.

Description:

The proposed project involves:

  • Widening I-10 from four lanes to six 12-foot wide lanes with 10-foot wide inside and outside shoulders
  • Widening the existing I-10 Adams Bayou main lane bridge to include an additional 12-foot lane in each direction
    • The entrance ramp west of Adams Bayou for eastbound traffic would also be relocated to the east and the entrance ramp east of Adams Bayou for westbound traffic would be relocated to the west
  • Replacing the Sabine River Relief bridge with a new bridge consisting of six 12-foot wide lanes and an acceleration lane in the westbound direction

Based on public feedback received at the previous public meeting on Feb. 7, 2019, the Adams Bayou frontage road bridges would be removed; however, the turnarounds would remain. All work is proposed to occur within the existing right of way (ROW); therefore, no displacements or relocations of residences and businesses would occur. The total project length is approximately 4.84 miles. 

Any environmental documentation or studies, maps showing the project location and design, tentative construction schedules, and other information regarding the project are on file and available for inspection Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the TxDOT Beaumont District Office, 8350 Eastex Freeway, Beaumont, Texas 77708. To schedule an appointment, please call (409) 898-5745. This information will also be available for inspection at the public hearing. Additionally, responses to comments received will similarly be on file and available for inspection once they have been prepared.

Special Accommodations:

The public hearing will be conducted in English. Persons interested in attending who have special communication or accommodation needs, or require an interpreter, are encouraged to contact TxDOT’s Public Information Office at (409) 898-5745. Requests should be made at least two days before the event. Every reasonable effort will be made to accommodate these needs.

Memorandum of Understanding:

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.

Contact:

TxDOT Beaumont District
8350 Eastex Freeway
Beaumont, TX 77708
(409) 892-7311
Email

Posted: Nov. 18, 2019