TxDOT is developing plans for a US 69 relief route around the city of Jacksonville. 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 hurricane evacuation route, which provides safe passage for the Gulf Cost region during an evacuation event.
A 2018 Feasibility Study recommended a new location relief route on the city's west side. The recommendation reflected two potential tie-in points north of Jacksonville, while endorsing one southern connection at the existing Loop 456. These potential routes would advance into the next phase of development for further consideration.
In 2019, TxDOT kicked off its preliminary development for the US 69 relief route. This development phase warranted the most stringent environmental assessment called an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). TxDOT held a public scoping meeting in November 2019 to present the preliminary schematic associated with the EIS.
For more information, visit US 69 Jacksonville Relief Route Website.
Based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, TxDOT has suspended its in-person public involvement efforts due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The suspension will impact this project's development schedule. At this moment, the extent of the delay is unknown and dependent on future guidance. We will update this webpage as more information becomes available. Public safety is a top priority for the department. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
The project is in the preliminary development phase. No timeline or funding is available for its construction at this time.
TxDOT Tyler District
Attention: Advanced Project Development Office
2709 W. Front Street
Tyler, TX 75702