This project is dedicated to improving safety and mobility along US 59 in Corrigan, Polk County, Texas. Improvement of the existing roadway through Corrigan is restrained by the commercial and community development along the four-lane undivided curb and gutter roadway section and the proximity of the Union Pacific railroad tracks along the western side of US 59.
In the late 1990s and early 2000s, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) performed alignment and environmental studies as well as public involvement for the US 59 Corrigan Relief Route. Due to budgetary constraints, the studies were stopped.
In 2012, TxDOT was allocated $5 million for project development services related to the development of I-69 in Polk County. As a top priority of the I-69 Segment Two Committee, TxDOT will begin using the $5 million that was allocated to Polk County to initiate the project development process, which includes environmental studies, schematic development and right-of-way mapping and to acquire right of way for the US 59 Corrigan Relief Route.
TxDOT held an open house meeting on August 5, 2014, to seek public input on the previously studied alternatives and to determine if the public still supported the W-2 alternative for further development. Results of the meeting found that approximately 70% of respondents supported further development of the W2 alternative.
Current Status and Next Steps
Since that time, TxDOT was contacted by representatives regarding the development of the Roy O. Martin plant. Since that time, TxDOT has made adjustments to the W-2 alternative south of US 287 to avoid impacting the new plant. The new alternative is being called W-2a. Next steps include:
I-69 Project Manager
TxDOT Lufkin District
1805 N. Timberland Drive
Lufkin, TX 75901