US 69—TxDOT Beaumont and Lufkin Districts
Client: Beaumont District; TxDOT Lufkin District
Services: Schematics, Environmental and PS&E
Anticipated Design Completion Date: 2020
Location: Various Counties, Texas
US 69—TxDOT Beaumont and Lufkin Districts (December 2017)
Jones|Carter was selected by TxDOT to plan and design improvements to US 69—the Big Thicket National Preserve Parkway. This signature corridor spans the Beaumont and Lufkin TxDOT Districts. J|C is the prime consultant for the first 12.3-mile roadway segment.
The project limits begin at the intersection of FM 1003 and US 69 and end in Warren, Texas. The route passes through the Big Thicket National Preserve, which is an ecotourist attraction with an estimated economic impact of $12 million per year.
Project Manager, Rob Maxwell, PE, and his team will create environmentally conscious, corridor-specific designs, including monument signs and wayfinding that will not only bolster ecotourism and improve the aesthetics in the area but also ensure that those who work and live nearby are actively engaged in the changes happening in their community.
The J|C team will provide an array of services, which include developing context-sensitive design solutions, roadway schematics, public involvement coordination, environmental documentation, highway design, the design of signature bridges, drainage design, and landscape architecture.
The studies and PS&E are to be completed within 31 months of the contract. Designs are projected to be completed by December 2020 with construction beginning in 2021. The estimated construction value of this project is $140 million.
We will continue to update information regarding this project as it moves forward. Check back with us to watch it unfold.
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