In 2013, TxDOT approved the replacement of the Jasper County Neches River relief bridge approximately 11 miles west of Jasper on US 190 adjacent to Martin Dies, Jr. State Park. The bridge is located on the east bank of the B.A. Steinhagen Reservoir (also known as Dam “B”). The existing bridge was built in 1941 and the new bridge will enhance safety by modernizing the bridge to current standards.
The east relief bridge replacement includes the following improvements:
This project does not require additional right of way (ROW) or displacements. All work is within the existing 250-foot easement granted by the US Army Corp of Engineers.
The structure being replaced is not associated with the metal truss bridge or the associated approach that is located on the western side of the reservoir.
TxDOT is committed to working with the public to minimize the environmental impact from construction projects as much as possible. Construction began in 2015 and will be completed in the fall of 2017; timing is subject to change. Although some traffic delays are expected, traffic will continue to use the current bridge structure while building the new bridge structure in three phases:
Phase I: Completed
October 2015 - April 2016
Phase II: In Process
January 2017 - July 2017
Phase III: Begins Summer 2017
August 2017 - September 2017
There will be no construction on the following holiday weekends:
TxDOT Beaumont District
8350 Eastex Freeway
Beaumont, TX 77708