Contact: Kathi White

Phone: (903) 510-9267

Date: April 16, 2019

TYLER, Texas  – The Texas Department of Transportation is extending an invitation to interested citizens to provide input on the proposed expansion of Old Jacksonville Highway/FM 2493 in Tyler. TxDOT will host a public meeting from 5–7 p.m., Tuesday, April 23, at Tyler’s Harvey Hall Convention Center.

During the “come-and-go” meeting, citizens will have an opportunity to review and provide comments on various alignment alternatives. The project limits are from Loblolly Lane/Woodland Hills Drive, south to Saline Creek Road/FM 2813. TxDOT’s proposal includes widening the existing four-lane roadway to six lanes with a raised median. Bike and pedestrian facilities will be proposed where applicable. 

The project will require new right-of-way from the adjacent property owners. As with all construction projects an environmental assessment will look at potential project-related impacts to the environment and ways to minimize or mitigate them. 

With the project in the initial stages of development, TxDOT encourages the public to take advantage of this first opportunity to provide feedback and voice their concerns directly to its staff and consultants. Comments received will be used to help identify a preferred alternative that will be presented at a second public meeting tentatively scheduled for the fall. 

Funding for the project is currently forecast to be available in 2024.This project is one of several designed to improve mobility and increase safety along the 14-mile corridor which stretches from Loop 323 in the City of Tyler to US 69 south of the City of Bullard. While the projects are being developed independently, efforts are being made to coordinate them and ensure a consistent approach to expand the corridor.  

Persons with special communication or accommodation needs, including language interpretation, should contact TxDOT at (903) 510-9100 by Thursday, April 18. Every reasonable effort will be made to accommodate your needs.

Written comments related to the proposed project may be submitted at the meeting or mailed to TxDOT, Advanced Project Development Office, 2709 West Front Street, Tyler, Texas, 75702. Comments must be received by Tuesday, May 7, 2019, to be a part of the project’s official record. 



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