Before a project is built, a study must be done to determine if it will fill a transportation need, will not negatively impact the surrounding area and fits TxDOT's overall plan. During the study phase, potential projects are analyzed to determine if they are cost-effective and also improve mobility efficiently. Some of these projects have moved beyond the study phase and are under construction.

Location Project Description
East Texas I-20 East Texas Corridor Evaluation of current safety and capacity needs from Dallas to the Louisiana border.
Gladewater US 271
Expansion of US 271 from FM 16 north to the Upshur County line.
Jacksonville US 69 Jacksonville Route Study Preliminary study of a potential relief route around Jacksonville
Lindale FM 16 Widening the roadway from four miles west of FM 849 to US 69.
Longview FM 2275 Improvements to FM 2275 from FM 3272 in White Oak east to SH 300.
Tyler SH 31 Expansion of SH 31 from Loop 323 in Tyler, east to FM 1639 in Kilgore
Tyler FM 2493 - Loop 323 to FM 2813 Preliminary plans for FM 2493 from Loop 323 south to FM 2813
Tyler FM 2493 - Flint to Bullard Preliminary plans for FM 2493 from FM 346 in Flint to US 69 south of Bullard
Tyler FM 2964 from SH 110 south to FM 346 Preliminary plans for the expansion of FM 2964 (Rhones Quarter Road) from SH 110 in the City of Tyler south to FM 346 in the City of Whitehouse. 
Tyler US 69 Feasibility Study To explore options for making improvements along a five-mile segment of US 69 in Tyler.
White Oak
SH 42
Preliminary plans for the expansion of SH 42 from US 80 in White Oak, south to I-20.
Bullard FM 756 Preliminary plans for the expansion of FM 756 from Jeff Davis Drive south to FM 344.