Open House - SH 63/LA 8 Bridge at Sabine River
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Open House - SH 63/LA 8 Bridge at Sabine River


Leesville High School, Cafeteria
502 Berry Drive
Leesville, LA 71446 (Map)


Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018
5 p.m. - 7 p.m.


The purpose of the public meeting is to gather public input on the existing bridge over the Sabine River on SH 63 in Texas and LA 8 in Louisiana, potential new bridge options, and potential SH 63/LA 8 route alternative options. The meeting will be an open house format so the public may come and go at their convenience, and staff will be available to answer questions. Comments must be received on or before Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, to be a part of the official public meeting record.


The existing SH 63/LA 8 bridge over the Sabine River is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as Burr’s Ferry Bridge and is designated as a Texas State Antiquities Landmark. Currently, the existing bridge carries two-way vehicular traffic on SH 63 in Texas and LA 8 in Louisiana. The proposed project will focus on providing a structurally sound bridge with adequate width and height to accommodate existing and foreseeable future transportation needs.

Special Accommodations:

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 Sarah Dupre, TxDOT’s Public Information Office, at (409) 898-5745. Requests should be made at least five days before the event. Every reasonable effort will be made to accommodate these needs.


TxDOT Beaumont District
8350 Eastex Freeway
Beaumont, TX 77708

(409) 892-7311

Posted Nov. 16, 2018