US 69—TxDOT Beaumont District
Client: TxDOT Beaumont District
Services: Schematics, Environmental and PS&E
Anticipated Design Completion Date: 2020
Location: Hardin & Tyler Counties, Texas
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 TxDOT District within Hardin County and Tyler County. J|C is the prime consultant for the first 13-mile roadway segment, estimated at $140 million in construction value.
The project limits go from FM 1003, north of Kountz, Texas to FM 1943 in Warren, Texas. The route passes through the Big Thicket National Preserve, an ecotourist attraction, with an estimated economic impact of $12 million per year.
Project Manager, Rob Maxwell, PE, and his team are creating a signature corridor that focuses on environmentally conscious designs, corridor-specific details in collaboration with the local stakeholders, one of a kind monument signs, and a hike and bike trail using an abandoned Railroad Right-of-Way.
This project will not only bolster ecotourism and improve 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 provides an array of services, including:
- Roadway Schematics & PS&E Design
- Drainage Design
- Signature Bridge Design
- Environmental Documentation
- Context-Sensitive Design Solutions
- Public Involvement Coordination
- Landscape Architecture
Both Schematic and PS&E are to be completed by December 2020 (31-months total design) with construction beginning in 2021.