TxDOT Seeking Public Input At Nacogdoches Open House

August 26, 2015 - The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will host an Open House concerning the US 59/State Loop 224 South Interchange (Future I-69) project from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, September 3, 2015 at the Nacogdoches County Exposition and Civic Center.

The US 59/State Loop 224 South Interchange project is dedicated to improving safety and mobility from south of Spradley Street on US 59 to the intersection of SH 7 West and State Loop 224. The intersection project was developed to be constructed in two phases. Phase I, currently under construction, was awarded to Webber Construction for $14 million and is scheduled for completion in 2017. Phase I includes raised medians, a widened roadway, sidewalks, and reconfiguration of the US 59/State Loop 224 South intersection.

Phase II involves the construction of new US 59 main lanes, overpasses at Spradley Street and Business 59 and frontage roads on State Loop 224. Although no construction funding has been identified for Phase II, TxDOT proposes to use the $6 million that was allocated for I-69 project development in Nacogdoches County to begin purchasing right of way.

With support from local officials and the public, TxDOT is revising project plans to bring the roadway up to Interstate standards. TxDOT officials will be on hand to display updated layouts, answer questions and hear public comments in a come-and-go style format.

The public may also provide comments at www.txdot.gov and enter ‘US 59/SL 224’ in the search option. To see a complete list of projects, visit http://www.txdot.gov/inside-txdot/projects/project-tracker.html.

For answers to questions about the project, contact Jennifer Adams, I-69 Project Manager, at jennifer.adams@txdot.gov or (936) 633-4469. For more information about the Open House or for special assistance, contact Rhonda.Oaks@txdot.gov or (936) 633-4395.