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US 190/IH 10 Feasibility Study - FAQs
How will the proposed improvements be identified and prioritized?

Improvements will be developed using findings and recommendations from previous studies, alternatives proposed by the study team and input received from the public. Improvement alternatives will be evaluated using these and other criteria:

  • Benefits and impacts related to traffic/mobility
  • Economic development
  • Engineering and cost considerations
  • Environmental resources
  • Public comments

This study will not select a preferred alternative alignment. It will provide technical information regarding the environmental impacts and constructability of alternatives. These can be used by TxDOT and other involved agencies to prioritize improvements for future project development.

What type of improvements will this study evaluate?

This study will assess the feasibility of various transportation improvements including:

  • The widening of the existing highway to provide additional travel lanes
  • Upgrading to an interstate grade highway facility
  • The adequacy of the existing rail corridors

Additionally, localized roadway improvements may be recommended for further study including overpasses, providing truck passing lanes, and eliminating roadway deficiencies such as sharp curves. The improvements under consideration will address both existing and future (through year 2040) transportation needs within the corridor.

Will you consider the No-Build alternative?

Yes. A No-Build or do-nothing alternative will be included as part of the feasibility process. It will be carried forward and evaluated using the same evaluation criteria applied to other alternatives.

Subsequent environmental studies will also analyze the No-Build alternative during the formal environmental documentation phase of the project.

Do you know when construction will begin?

No. This study is only a feasibility study, and is the first phase of the project development process, which is scheduled to be completed the first quarter of 2012. The results of this study will provide TxDOT with useful information to determine what, if any, improvements should be considered for implementation along the US 190/IH 10 corridor in the future depending upon available funding.

This project will not include required environmental documentation, design plans and construction, all of which are subsequent and future activities in the project development process.

How will the improvements be funded?

It is not known at this time. The study will identify potential funding and revenue sources. It will include broad level maintenance and operation financing components in addition to capital costs. Innovative and non-traditional financing will be investigated and the finance plan will include federal, state, local and private funding sources as appropriate.

Is this study related to any other proposed improvements?

Yes, the highway corridor project referred to as the 14th Amendment Highway is being promoted by the Federal Highway Administration in response to federal legislation.

Generally, the study will examine improvements of the highway facilities between Natchez, Mississippi and Augusta, Georgia. This US 190/IH 10 study complements this study at a regional and national context.

How can I receive information about the study and get involved in providing input?

There are a variety of methods to stay informed and provide input including:

  • Attend public meetings.
  • Contact us to be put on the mailing list, provide comments or ask questions.
  • Once you are on the mailing list you will receive flyers and newsletters associated with this study.
  • Call the toll-free hotline at (866) 721-7868.
  • Visit this website. It will be updated periodically with the latest information as the study progresses.

Send written comments or requests to:

US 190/IH 10 Feasibility Study
412 North Street
Nacogdoches, Texas 75961

How do I know my comments are being taken under consideration?

All comments received will be considered in the development and evaluation of alternatives. They will be reviewed and if an answer or information is required a response will be provided. At the end of the study, a comment summary will be developed to categorize and summarize comments received.

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