As part of the Texas Trunk System and the National Highway System, US 69 services intrastate and interstate traffic moving people and goods. The highway is also a designated a hurricane evacuation route, which means it provides safe passage for the Gulf Coast region during evacuation events.
A 2018 Feasibility Study recommended a new location relief route around the city of Jacksonville to ease congestion and improve safety. It stated a route around the city’s west side would best meets the project’s purpose and need.
Through public involvement and engineering analysis, the feasibility study recommended a western corridor. The recommendation offered two potential tie-in points north of Jacksonville, while only endorsing one southern connection, south of Jacksonville, at the existing Loop 456.
The project would require the acquisition of new right of way from adjacent property owners.
TxDOT will provide a project update presentation in April 2021. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this update will be virtual and no in-person gathering will be held. Adjacent property owners will receive notification by mail. A link to the virtual presentation will be posted to this web page as soon as it’s available.
To date, the following outreach has occurred:
The project is not funded for construction.
TxDOT Tyler District
Attn: Advanced Project Development Office
2709 W. Front St.
Tyler, TX 75702