The TxDOT Beaumont District is proposing improvements to US 69 at Pine Island Bayou from Tram Road to Cooks Lake Road in Jefferson and Hardin counties. The purpose is to improve mobility and provide easier hurricane evacuation.

Planned Improvements

The project includes the following improvements:

  • Constructing new continuous northbound and southbound frontage roads along US 69 between Tram Road and Cooks Lake Road to improve mobility
  • Building new frontage road bridges over Pine Island Bayou
  • Removing the existing U-turn located south of Pine Island Bayou

As a result of public comments, TxDOT will be keeping and relocating the boat ramp to the west of its current location at Pine Island Bayou to accommodate new frontage road bridges.

The project will not require the acquisition of additional right of way or displacements.

Next Steps

Winter 2017

  • Continue reviewing public feedback and finalizing engineering plans
  • Completing the environmental process

Spring 2017

  • Final open house and public hearing 
  • Project will be available for contract bid (letting)

Summer 2017

  • Construction scheduled to begin (expected to last 19-20 months)

Get Involved

The public is encouraged to check the Beaumont District Twitter page for project updates and to contact the Beaumont District Office with questions.


Contact Us

TxDOT Beaumont District
8350 Eastex Freeway
Beaumont, TX 77708
(409) 892-7311