TxDOT is developing preliminary plans for the expansion of US 69 from South Town Drive to south of FM 2813 in Tyler, Texas. The project includes providing additional capacity along the corridor from Cumberland Drive to FM 2813. Other improvements include additional auxiliary lanes at key intersections, the continuation of raised medians, and a grade-separated interchange at US 69 and Cumberland Road.
The project was identified as part of a feasibility study completed in 2018 by the city of Tyler, Tyler Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), and TxDOT. The study explored potential mobility and intersection improvements. In 2019, this segment of South Broadway Avenue is #82 on the Top 100 Congested Corridors in Texas.
Enhancements to this corridor would include:
The project will require the acquisition of additional right of way.
Public input is a highly valued and important part of creating improvements to address transportation needs. It is important to the project team that all interested community members have the opportunity to comment, voice concerns, and ask questions. TxDOT will host two public meetings and a public hearing as part of the project. TxDOT anticipates holding the first public meeting in the fall of 2020.
Following 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 delay is unknown and dependent on future guidance. This webpage will be updated as more information becomes available. Public safety is a top priority for the department. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. At this time, there is no date set for the first public meeting. We will host the next meeting when in-person gatherings can resume in a safe manner.
Next steps include the following:
TxDOT Tyler District
Attention: Advanced Project Development Office
2709 West Front St.
Tyler, TX 75702