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Texas Department of Transportation - Beaumont
8350 Eastex Freeway
IH 10/SH 73 Ramp Overpass
At SH 73
The facility had 17 crashes, 0 serious injuries and 0 fatalities during the period from 2015 to 2017. Improving congestion on this facility could save users in excess of 9,000 hours of travel time per lane-mile. Congestion is adversely affecting the travel time and reliability for freight movement. The project is on the National Highway Freight Network. The truck volume on the facility is roughly 13,884 trucks per day and this represents 31.7% percent of the facility's AADT. IH-10 is on the FHWA’s National Highway Freight Network and it is designated by TxDOT as a Primary Freight Network. It is the primary freight route from Houston to destinations east of Beaumont. TxDOT Freight Policy for projects letting in September 2020 or later includes the requirement for a minimum vertical clearance of 18.5 feet over the main lanes to provide uniform efficient transport of freight. The existing overpass crossing IH-10 does not meet this minimum clearance.
Entrance ramp overpass reversal; Assume 1/2 mile on either side of grade separation for either side of proposed IH-10 bridge. SH 73 at grade and bridge to be demoed
The purpose of this project is to reduce congestion on the facility and improve the reliability of peak-period travel times; reduce congestion and improve travel time reliability for freight movement on this facility. The purpose of this project is also to support TxDOT’s Freight Policy on this primary freight route by ensuring that the IH-10 corridor meets or exceeds the required vertical clearance.
Less than $100 million
(Maintain) Infrastructure Resiliency
View Uploaded File: Funding Commitment Letter and Letter of Support.pdf
Categorical Exclusion (CE)
View Uploaded File: Map_BMT_07_IH10.pdf
View Uploaded File: BMT_07_IH10 Project Budget Worksheet.xlsx
View Uploaded File: BMT_07_IH10 Roadway Safety Benefits Template.xlsx
View Uploaded File: BMT_07_IH10 Delay Benefits Template.xlsx
View Uploaded File: BMT_07_IH10 Roadway Emissions Benefits Template.xlsx
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Various locations of IH-10 between SH 61 and Winnie were covered with flood waters from Hurricane Harvey in 2017. The roadway was impassable and was closed for three days while waiting for the water to recede and debris to be removed.
View Uploaded File: Chambers-County-Texas-HMAP-6-18-18.pdf
Please see the support letter for this project from Chambers County that is attached to this application.
View Uploaded File: IH-10 Preventative Activities.docx
Houston-Galveston Area Council