The TxDOT Beaumont District is proposing to improve US 96 from Recreational Road (RE) 255 to Loop 149 in Jasper and Sabine Counties, Texas. The project is intended to improve a critical hurricane evacuation route, improve safety by accommodating projected traffic and freight growth, and improve access to and from the ports in Beaumont, Port Arthur and Orange.
The approximately 6.7-mile proposed project would:
The proposed improvements will require additional right of way (ROW) and potentially displace residences and non-residential structures, although the exact amount would depend upon the selected alternative. The typical existing ROW width is approximately 120 feet, and the proposed project would require a width between approximately 220 feet and 300 feet.
Reference the following project number: 0064-07-044
TxDOT Beaumont District Office
8350 Eastex Freeway
Beaumont, Texas 77708-1701