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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.
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 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 Expansion of US 69 from South Town Drive in Tyler, south to FM 2813.
Bullard FM 756 Preliminary plans for the expansion of FM 756 from Jeff Davis Drive south to FM 344.