US 59/US 259 North (Future 1-69)
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This project is dedicated to improving safety and mobility along US 59 (Future I-69) from FM 343 to just north of the US 59/US 259 Interchange in Nacogdoches. 

TxDOT is proposing to upgrade existing US 59 by constructing frontage roads and reconstructing the US 59/US 259 interchange. The project would be designed to meet interstate standards for possible future designation as I-69 and would:

  • Enhance safety and improve mobility along US 59
  • Provide a more efficient hurricane evacuation route
  • Provide system connectivity to I-69, which is a 1,600-mile national highway connecting Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas. I-69 also provides access to inland ports and sea ports along the gulf coast

Next Steps

  • Construction funding was allocated in TxDOT’s Unified Transportation Program (UTP) with construction starting in 2029
  • Surveying and data collection for schematic and environmental studies began in Fall 2020 
  • Public involvement details coming soon

Contact Us

I-69 Project Manager
TxDOT Lufkin District
1805 N. Timberland Drive
Lufkin, TX 75901

(936) 633-4469
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