Contact: Rhonda Oaks
Phone: (936) 633-4395
Date: May 9, 2019
TxDOT will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, May 14, to discuss planned improvements on US 59 and receive public comments on the proposed project. The hearing will be in the Shepherd High School Cafeteria at 1 Pirates Lane, Shepherd, TX.
The hearing begins at 6 pm with schematics for the project available for review before the hearing from 4-6 pm. The US 59 Shepherd-Cleveland upgrade includes constructing frontage roads and overpasses from FM 2914 south of Shepherd in San Jacinto County to just south of SL 573 in Cleveland in Liberty County, TX.
The proposed 6.62 mile project will upgrade this section of US 59 to interstate standards by constructing northbound and southbound frontage roads each with two 12-foot lanes. The main lanes of US 59 will also be reconstructed to include two 12-foot travel lanes in each direction with a median barrier. Additionally, the project calls for controlled access to the freeway with access main lanes only by entrance and exit ramps. The project also includes two overpasses with U-turns at Red Road and just south of the San Jacinto and Liberty County line.
More information regarding the project can be found at www.txdot.gov using the keyword search “US 59 Shepherd-Cleveland.”
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