US 69 Lumberton Kountze relief route
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US 69 Lumberton Kountze relief route

Virtual public meeting with in-person options

Virtual: Tuesday, April 2, 2024 at noon until Monday, May 6, 2024 at 11:59 p.m.

In-person: Tuesday, April 2, 2024 from 6- 8 p.m. and Thursday, April 4, 2024 from 6 - 8 p.m.

Virtual public meeting
Public comment deadline Comments must be received or postmarked by Monday, May 6, 2024, to be included in the official record of the public meeting.
Virtual details The virtual public meeting presentation and meeting materials are posted on this page.
In-person details

Kountze public meeting

Tuesday, April 2, 2024
6 – 8 p.m.
Kountze High School
Cruse-Wilson Gymnasium
1488 FM 1293
Kountze, TX 77652


Lumberton public meeting
Thursday, April 4, 2024
6 – 8 p.m.
Lumberton Performing Arts Center
105 South LHS Drive
Lumberton, TX 77657

Note: There will be no live presentation; the meetings will be held as an open house and the public may come and go at their convenience.

Purpose During the in-person public meetings, the public will be able to review project materials, ask questions of TxDOT staff and/or consultants and leave written comment. Both in-person meetings will cover the same material. The virtual public meeting will provide the same materials as well, including providing a pre-recorded video presentation.

TxDOT's Beaumont District is proposing a US 69 relief route that stretches approximately 23 miles from Cooks Lake Road (south of Lumberton) to FM 420  (north of Kountze) in Hardin County. US 69 is a north-south highway that runs from Port Arthur to Denison, Texas and is designated as a hurricane evacuation route. 

The proposed project would include a new location roadway that would require 345 feet of right-of-way width. The ultimate roadway will include two 12-foot lanes in each direction, a northbound 13-foot outside shoulder to be used as a hurricane evacuation lane, and a southbound 10-foot outside shoulder. The project will also include a two-lane frontage road in each direction. Bicycle and pedestrian accommodations will be considered.

Based on public input received during the May 2023 public meetings, TxDOT has eliminated the previous alternatives from further study and has developed a revised recommended alternative for public review and input. 

Additional information

Instructions for viewing presentation:

TxDOT has created basic instructions in an effort to help the public understand the basics of participating in a virtual public meeting. Before viewing the video presentation, click on the link below to read through the instructions.

To view in full screen, play the video and then click on the YouTube logo. You can watch in full screen on YouTube

Accessibility All interested community members are invited to attend this public meeting. The public meeting will be conducted in English. Persons interested in attending who have special communication or accommodation needs, or require an interpreter, are encouraged to contact TxDOT Public Information Officer Tanya Avila at (409) 898-5745. Requests should be made at least three days before the event. Every reasonable effort will be made to accommodate these needs.
Meeting materials

Recommended alternative schematics

Elevated alternative schematics

How to make a comment

Comments must be received or postmarked on or before May 6, 2024, to be a part of the official meeting record. Please provide your comments in any of the following ways:

Memorandum of Understanding The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable Federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried-out by TxDOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated Dec. 9, 2019, and executed by FHWA and TxDOT.