Where: Central Park Community Center
2925 Fannin St.
Beaumont, TX 77701
When: Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015
4 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Purpose: TxDOT is hosting an open house to discuss proposed rail improvements for the Neches River Bridge. The study team will introduce the study, outline proposed alternatives and detail the alternatives screening process.
Description: TxDOT is proposing to add track capacity to the rail corridor crossing of the Neches River in the City of Beaumont, Texas. The primary east-west rail corridor through the City of Beaumont includes the only river crossing in the region, the Neches River rail bridge, a single track vertical lift span bridge owned and operated by the Kansas City Southern (KCS) Railway.

The following four build alternatives are being considered along with a No-Build Alternative:
  • Existing Alignment Alternatives - Alternatives E-1 and E-2 follow the existing alignment and cross the river just north of the existing bridge
  • Northern Alignment Alternatives - Alternatives N-1 and N-2 follow new northern alignments and cross the river just south of I-10
TxDOT is seeking input before the study team develops the Draft Environmental Assessment (EA). Once completed, the Draft EA will also be available for comment at a public hearing. The study team will then respond to those comments within the Final EA prior to the lead agency making the decision.
Contact: TxDOT Rail Programs
125 E. 11th St.
Austin, TX 78701

(512) 486-5137