The TxDOT Beaumont District is proposing improvements to the SH 63/LA 8 bridge at the Sabine River; this bridge crosses the Texas and Louisiana state line near the cities of Burkeville, Texas and Leesville, Louisiana.  


The purpose of the proposed project is to provide a structurally sound bridge‐crossing that allows access for Texas and Louisiana motorists across the Sabine River, with a focus on providing a bridge with adequate width and height to safely accommodate existing and foreseeable future transportation needs. 

Project Needs and Issues:

  • Sabine River shifting
  • Problems with the bridge’s foundations
  • Vehicles hitting overhead portions of the bridge
  • Bridge is too narrow
  • Deterioration of the bridge
  • Outdated railing for modern vehicles

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TxDOT Beaumont District
8350 Eastex Freeway
Beaumont, TX 77708
(409) 892-7311