FM 2493 - Loop 323 to FM 2813
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Project Overview

TxDOT is developing plans for the expansion of FM 2493 (Old Jacksonville Highway). Several projects are currently underway along the approximately 14-mile corridor, which stretches from Loop 323 to US Highway 69 south of the city of Bullard. Although the projects are being developed independently and are in various stages of completion, rigorous efforts are being made to coordinate the projects and ensure a consistent approach.

Proposal

TxDOT’s preliminary plans for FM 2493 from Loop 323 south to FM 2813 include:

  • Widening from a four-lane highway with flush medians to a six-lane highway with raised medians.
  • Reconfiguring its intersection at Rice Road to improve turning movements.
  • Constructing grade-separated interchanges at Loop 323 and Grande Boulevard.
  • Incorporating sidewalks and/or shared-use pathways, where applicable, to improve pedestrian safety.
  • Incorporating bicycle features, where applicable, to improve bicyclist safety.

The project will require the acquisition of new right of way (ROW) from adjacent property owners. TxDOT will use the abandoned railroad corridor to the fullest extent possible to minimize ROW acquisitions.

Get Involved

TxDOT plans to host a second public meeting in the fall of 2021. Meeting details will be posted to this web page as soon as they are available. Adjacent property owners will receive notification by mail. All interested citizens will have an opportunity to provide input, voice concerns, and ask questions at the meeting.

To date, the following outreach has occurred:

TxDOT presented three design alternatives for public comment on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, at the Harvey Hall Convention Center. A copy of these alternatives is available for viewing through the Interactive Map link below.

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Schedule

The current financial forecasts show roadway construction funds will be available in 2026. TxDOT is actively pursuing funding for the grade-separated interchanges at Loop 323 and Grande Boulevard. The goal is to have these additional construction funds secured by 2026, so all improvements are built at the same time.

Next steps include:

  • Second Public Meeting - Fall 2021
  • Public Hearing - Fall 2022
  • Environmental Clearance - Winter 2022
  • Right-of-Way Aquisition - 2023 (tentatively)

Contact Us

TxDOT Tyler District
Attention: Advanced Project Development Office
2709 West Front Street
Tyler, Texas 75702
(903) 510-9100
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