US 59/US 259 North Nacogdoches (Future I-69)
Virtual public meeting with in-person option
Virtual: Thursday, Aug. 3, 2023, by noon CT
In-person: Thursday, Aug. 3, 2023, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. CT
|Public comment deadline||Comments must be postmarked or received by Friday, Aug. 18, 2023, to be included in the official public meeting record.|
|Virtual details||The presentation will be posted online on Thursday, Aug. 3, 2023, by noon. The virtual meeting will consist of a pre-recorded video presentation and will include both audio and visual components. To log onto the virtual public meeting, visit this webpage. If you do not have internet access, you may call 936-633-4383 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, to ask questions and access project materials during the project development process.|
Thursday, Aug. 3, 2023
In-person attendees will be able to view the same presentation delivered in the online public meeting which will be playing on a screen, review hard copies of project materials, ask questions of TxDOT staff and/or consultants, and leave written comments.
|Purpose||The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is proposing to upgrade US 59 and reconstruct the US 59/US 259 interchange to meet interstate standards from Stallings Drive/Loop 224 to 1.3 miles north of US 259 in Nacogdoches County, Texas. This notice advises the public that TxDOT will be conducting an online virtual public meeting on the proposed project with an in-person option.|
The US 59/US 259 North Nacogdoches (Future I-69) project is dedicated to improving safety and mobility, due to increasing traffic, congestion, and a high number of traffic crashes. This project is anticipated to bring US 59 and the US 59/US 259 interchange up to current interstate standards by making it a controlled access roadway and reconfiguring the interchange.
The proposed project would extend for a total of 3.7 miles along US 59 from Stallings Drive/Loop 224 to 1.3 miles north of US 259 in Nacogdoches, and would include:
The proposed improvements, subject to final design considerations, would require approximately 105 acres of additional right of way and potentially displace 15 residences and 10 business structures. Relocation assistance is available for displaced persons and businesses. Information about the TxDOT Relocation Assistance Program and services and benefits for those displaced and other affected property owners, as well as information about the tentative schedule for right-of-way acquisition and construction, can be obtained from the TxDOT district office by calling 936-633-4383.
The project may involve construction in wetlands. Any environmental documentation or studies, any maps and drawings showing the project study location and design, and other information regarding the proposed project are on file and available for inspection Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the TxDOT Lufkin District Office, 1805 N. Timberland Drive, Lufkin, TX 75901, 936-633-4383.
|Accessibility||The virtual public meeting and in-person option will be conducted in English. If you need an interpreter or document translator because English is not your primary language or you have difficulty communicating effectively in English, one will be provided to you. If you have a disability and need assistance, special arrangements can be made to accommodate most needs. If you need interpretation or translation services or you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to attend and participate in the virtual public meeting or in-person option, please contact the TxDOT Lufkin District at 936-633-4395 no later than 4 p.m. CT, Friday, July 28, 2023. Please be aware that advance notice is required as some services and accommodations may require time for TxDOT to arrange.|
|How to make a comment||For the virtual public meeting with in-person option, the public may provide comments in the following ways listed below.
All comments must be received on or before Friday, Aug. 18, 2023, to be included in the meeting summary report. Responses to comments received will be available online on this webpage once they have been prepared.
|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 December 9, 2019, and executed by FHWA and TxDOT.|
Posted: June 30, 2023