The heaviest traveled four-lane highway in the Beaumont District is about to see some big improvements. If you drive one of the 100,000 vehicles that travel Eastex Freeway every day, you know navigating the busy highway during rush hour traffic can be a daunting challenge. The Texas Department of Transportation and local transportation planners are teaming up to make changes that could significantly improve congestion.
And they want to know your opinion on those proposed changes.
Transportation experts propose moving exit ramps, closing some entrance ramps and extending the frontage road along a section of Eastex near Delaware. While the project is still some time away, TxDOT and the Southeast Texas Regional Planning Commission (SETRPC) are holding a public meeting to show the proposed plan and get ideas and opinions from those who travel the highway.
The “open house” style public meeting is set for January 12th from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.. It will be held at the SETRPC at 2210 Eastex Freeway in Beaumont. At the meeting, motorists will be able to look at proposed plans and speak with transportation engineers and planners.
The estimated $ 4 million project is slated to begin in the fall of 2013 and is part of an overall effort to eventually convert the section of highway to 6-lanes.