US 69: Gateway to the Big Thicket
CLIENT TxDOT Beaumont District
PROJECT COST $140 million
LOCATION Harden & Tyler Counties
Harden & Tyler Counties
mile hike & bike trail
The US 69 corridor is a 12-mile segment that runs through the Big Thicket National Preserve. The existing road is a two-lane, undivided roadway with limited shoulders and no median. TxDOT wants to widen the roadway to enhance mobility and create a sense of place that promotes ecotourism and attracts visitors to the Big Thicket National Preserve.
Our team worked with the community to create a signature corridor that focuses on environmentally conscious design. We performed preliminary engineering, schematics and environmental planning (PS&E) and researched expansion solutions that would avoid impacting residents and local business.
This is a first-of-its-kind project from TxDOT. Once complete, the corridor will include two 12-foot travel lanes in each direction that are divided by a forested median. To help create a sense of place, the corridor will also include signature signage, a signature arch bridge, and a 12-mile hike and bike trail along an old railroad corridor nestled in the national preserve.
Associated Project Members
David Unger, PE, Senior Project Manager
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Tanya Hobson, PE, Project Manager
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Nicolas Garcia, PE, Project Manager
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Gary Bowes, RPLS, LSLS, TxDOT Division Manager
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