At the request of the City of Tyler and the Tyler MPO, TxDOT is conducting a feasibility study to explore options for making improvements along a five-mile segment of US 69, beginning 0.6 miles north of Loop 323 at Amherst to FM 2813 in Tyler, Texas. US 69 from Loop 323 to Toll 49 is the 67th most congested roadway in the state and the most congested roadway in Smith County, according to a 2017 study conducted by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute. Traffic conditions along this corridor are expected to nearly double in the next 25 years.
US 69 is an approximately 375-mile long highway that connects the cities of Port Arthur at the Gulf Coast and Denison in North-Central Texas. This highway links major cities such as Beaumont, Tyler and Denison to small rural towns and serves as a hurricane evacuation route from Port Arthur to I- 20 just north of Tyler. US 69 runs through Tyler’s central business district, providing access to local medical facilities, schools, businesses and other important locations.
Public input is a highly valued and important part of creating improvements to address transportation needs. It is important to the project team that all interested community members have the opportunity to comment, voice concerns, and ask questions regarding the US 69 Feasibility Study.
The Tyler community is invited to attend the first of two open house meetings on July 17, 2018. The open house provides an opportunity to engage the Tyler community in the feasibility study. Through discussions and interactive stations, the public will have the opportunity to learn about the goals and objectives of the project, potential road designs, intersections, and interchanges. Participants will also have to opportunity to provide feedback on the conceptual improvements that have been identified. Information on the open house can be found here.
TxDOT Tyler District
Attention: Advanced Project Development Office
2709 West Front St.
Tyler, TX 75702