SH 42 from US 80 in White Oak South to I-20
Skip to main content
Texas Department of Transportation
Connecting You With Texas
  • Family
  • Jobs
  • Education
  • Opportunities
  • Attractions
  • Entertainment
  • Wide Open Spaces
  • History
  • Quality of Life
  • Sports
  • Parks
  • Shopping
  • Services
  • People
  • Wildflowers
  • BBQ
  • Shores
  • Schools
  • Rodeos
  • Music
  • Tacos
  • Adventure
  • Trails
  • Traditions
  • Safely
  • Sunsets
  • Culture
  • Festivals
  • Friends
  • Life
  • Possibilities
  • Legends


TxDOT is developing plans for the improvement of SH 42 from US 80 in White Oak, south to I-20. The project includes expanding the existing two-lane roadway to a four-lane divided highway with a flush 16-foot median. The expansion will help ease congestion along a corridor that experiences a high percentage of large truck traffic.


Enhancements to this corridor would include:

  • Widening from a two-lane road to a four-lane roadway with flush median with the addition of curb and gutter
  • Adding a continuous center left-turn lane to provide additional safety
  • Redesigning the roadway’s alignment to improve grades and curves to meet current design criteria

The project will require the acquisition of additional right of way.


The project received a Finding of No Significant Impact, or environmental clearance, on Mar. 12, 2020. The next steps will be right-of-way acquisitions and the development of construction plans. Right-of-way acquisition is expected to begin by Summer 2020. Based on current financial forecasts, construction activities will begin in 2024.

The approved schematic is available through the “Interactive Map” link below.


Contact Us:

TxDOT Tyler District
Office of Advanced Project Development
2709 W. Front Street
Tyler, Tx 75702
(903) 510-9100
Contact Us


Copyright 2022  •  Texas Department of Transportation  •  All Rights Reserved  •  Disclaimer  •  Privacy & Security Policy  •  Accessibility
125 East 11th Street  •  Austin, Texas 78701