Where:

Lufkin Ellen Trout Zoo, Education Center, Jaguar Room
402 Zoo Circle
Lufkin, TX 75901 (Map)

When:

Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018
Open House: 4:00 - 5:45 p.m.
Public Hearing: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Purpose:

The purpose of the public hearing is to gather public input on the proposed upgrade to US 59 (Future I-69) from SL 87 to FM 2021 in Redland, Angelina County. An open house will be held prior to the public hearing from 4:00 - 5:45 p.m. where the public can view displays and ask questions in a come-and-go format, followed by a formal public hearing at 6:00 pm. that will include a presentation and comment period. Comments must be received on or before Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, to be a part of the official public hearing record.

Description:

TxDOT held an open house meeting on June 27, 2017, to seek public input on a conceptual layout.  Over the last year, the Lufkin District used that feedback to develop the schematic and conduct environmental studies.

The proposed project would include the construction of frontage roads and reconstruction of the US 59 main lanes to meet interstate standards for potential future designation as I-69. It would also:

  • Improve safety
  • Enhance mobility along the US 59 corridor
  • Provide a more efficient hurricane evacuation route

The construction funding was allocated in the March revision of the 2017 Unified Transportation Program. Proposed construction is tentatively scheduled to start in Summer 2022 and be completed in Summer 2025.

For additional information or if you have any questions, please visit US 59 Upgrade Redland (Future I-69) project page

Special Accommodations:

Special accommodations: TxDOT makes every reasonable effort to accommodate the needs of the public. The open house 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 the TxDOT Lufkin District Public Information Office at (936) 633-4395 or use the email below no later than Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, to request assistance. Please be aware that advance notice is requested as some accommodations may require time for TxDOT to arrange.

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 Public Information Officer
1805 N. Timberland Drive
Lufkin, TX 75901

(936) 633-4395
Email

Posted Nov. 15, 2018