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Project Overview

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 (South Broadway Avenue) between Amherst Street and FM 2813.  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.

Details

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.

A feasibility study is the first step used to develop locally preferred alternatives that improve mobility and safety needs on state and federal roads and highways. Once a recommendation is identified in the study, further studies must be funded and conducted before construction may begin. This US 69 Feasibility Study will provide a recommendation for a locally preferred alternative to the study area corridor that will help address the current and future mobility needs of the community. 

Implementation Process

The project team will assist a working group comprised of local city officials, agency, business and other organization representatives that will identify improvements within the study area. The working group will meet throughout the study and develop project goals and objectives as well as assess environmental and engineering constraints. Public feedback from the community open house, discussions with community members and surveys will help the working group narrow conceptual options to identify a locally preferred alternative. This alternative will serve as the starting point for any future phases of the US 69 project development process, including an environmental study, should the project advance.
Get Involved

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.  

To stay involved:

  • Take a survey regarding the feasibility study at:   https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2PC9HWK 
  • Attend the first of two US 69 Feasibility Study open house meetings for the Tyler community in early summer of 2018. These meetings are designed to provide information about the study and encourage community feedback.

Schedule
The US Feasibility Study began in November 2017 and is estimated to be completed in June 2019. The Working Group will meet throughout the study timeframe and two public meetings will be conducted to obtain community feedback and provide information about the project.

Timeline

Contact the US 69 Feasibility Study Team

TxDOT Tyler District
Attn: Advanced Project Development Office
2709 W. Front St.
Tyler, TX 75702

(903) 600-6402
us69feasibilitystudy@gmail.com 

 
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