Where:

Beaumont Civic Center
701 Main Street
Beaumont, TX 77701 (Map)

When:

Tuesday, April 16, 2019
5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Purpose:

The purpose of the public meeting is to gather public input on the proposed I-10/US 69 Interchange Improvement Project, which includes reconstructing and expanding I-10 and US 69 where they converge in Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas. 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, May 1, 2019, to be a part of the official public meeting record.

Description:

The approximately five mile project would widen the existing I-10 and US 69 roadways from Walden Road (County Road 131) east to US 90 (College Street), and then also from Hollywood Overpass to 7th Street in each direction. The project also includes constructing two-lane direct connectors, or elevated flyover ramps, where I-10 and US 69 converge. In addition, changes to the Maury Meyers Bridge (Liberty/Laurel Overpass) may be necessary to meet freight standards. The project would improve mobility, reduce congestion and also improve emergency evacuation.

To help improve mobility for the local area, TxDOT is also proposing to relocate some I-10 ramp locations, which may include Delaware Street; Gladys Avenue; Calder Avenue; College Street; and Washington Boulevard.  TxDOT wants to understand which local streets are accessed the most to get to and from I-10. 

Additional right of way may be needed, but the exact amount is not yet known, which could potentially displace residential and commercial properties. Please review the landowner’s rights publications, which contains more information about the TxDOT Relocation Assistance Program concerning services and benefits for displaced persons and businesses if needed.

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 TxDOT Public Information Officer Sarah Dupre 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.

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.

Contact:

TxDOT Beaumont District
8350 Eastex Freeway
Beaumont, TX 77708

(409) 898-5732
Email

Posted  March 18, 2019