Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement - US 69 Jacksonville Relief Route
TxDOT is initiating an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed US 69 Relief Route Project in around the west side of the city of Jacksonville in Cherokee County. There is no existing facility; therefore, the project is proposed on new location. The proposed project is anticipated to be between 10-13 miles long depending on the alignment selected, beginning at existing US 69 just south of Loop 456 and terminating at existing US 69 north of Jacksonville.
The EIS will evaluate a range of build alternatives and a no-build alterative. Possible build alternatives include up to four alignments currently under development based on the 1000-foot recommended corridors identified in the 2018 US 69 Jacksonville Relief Route Study Feasibility Study. These alternatives generally consider alignments along the center, west, and east limits of the corridor with variations at interchanges, but may extend outside the corridor for a portion of the alignment to avoid key environmental features. The northernmost corridor connects with existing US 69 approximately 1.3 miles north of CR 3908, travels on the west side of Jacksonville, and reconnects with existing US 69 at the existing TX 456 Loop. The southernmost corridor connects with existing US 69 at CR 3908 and joins the previously described corridor north of US 175. For more project information visit www.US69JacksonvilleReliefRoute.com.
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 16, 2014, and executed by FHWA and TxDOT.
TxDOT Tyler District
2709 W. Front St.
Tyler, TX 75702
Posted Nov. 1, 2019