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Texas Department of Transportation - Beaumont
8350 Eastex Freeway
US 90 UPRR Grade Separation
At UP Railroad
The facility had 163 crashes, 6 serious injuries and 0 fatalities during the period from 2015 to 2017. Improving congestion on this facility could save users in excess of 8,000 hours of travel time per lane-mile. Congestion is adversely affecting the travel time and reliability for freight movement. The truck volume on the facility is roughly 5,839 trucks per day and this represents 13.8% percent of the facility's AADT. The UP railroad crossing of US 90 west of Dayton is currently at-grade. Approximately 17 trains per days use this crossing. Due to the sharp curve in the rail, the speed of the trains is very low. This causes significant delays for roadway traffic on US 90 and there is no short detour route to bypass the crossing. In addition, certain vehicles are required to stop at all rail crossings and this results in congestion and delays at this location even when no train is present. Due to the current track's vicinity to SH 146 (about one-quarter mile), the queuing of traffic when trains cross US 90 can interfere with traffic at the intersection.
Railroad overpass. This will only be a grade separation over the existing rail location. No other improvements except to US 90 will be made.
The purpose of this project is to reduce congestion on the facility and improve the reliability of peak-period travel times, to reduce congestion and improve travel time reliability for freight movement on this facility, and to improve safety. By providing a grade separation at the track, the delays and congestion for roadway traffic resulting from trains crossing US 90 at the at-grade crossing would be eliminated. The grade separation would improve safety by reducing or eliminating vehicular rear-end collisions and potential collisions with trains.
Less than $100 million
(Manage) Access Management/Safety/Grade Separations
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Environmental Assessment (EA)
This proposed project would build a grade separation at the existing UP RR crossing of US 90. This project has significant support from a variety of entities, groups, and individuals included (but not limited to) Liberty County, the Liberty County Rural Rail District #1, the Dayton Community Development Corporation, Congressman Brian Babin, and TxDOT.
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US 90 is the primary alternate route to IH-10 between Houston and Beaumont. As such, a large amount of freight travels along US 90 regularly and particularly if there is an accident or delays on IH-10. Approximately 17 trains cross US 90 daily on the UP track near SH 146. The proposed project would provide an overpass on US 90 at the UP rail crossing. The overpass would permanently eliminate delays resulting from train crossings, thus reducing freight travel time. In addition, the overpass would eliminate stopped vehicles at the tracks and would greatly reduce the potential for rear-end collisions. The reduction in accidents would also reduce delays to freight travel along this route.
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This proposed project will improve highway/freight LOS. By providing a grade separation at the UP railroad track, the delays and congestion resulting from trains crossing US 90 at the at-grade crossing would be
eliminated. The grade separation would improve safety by reducing or eliminating vehicular rear-end
collisions and potential collisions with trains. Due to the nearness of the UP track to SH 146, the LOS improvements should apply to the SH 146 intersection as well because the vehicular queuing resulting from trains crossing the track would be eliminated.
Please see the support letters for this project from Liberty County, the City of Dayton, and the Liberty Rural Rail District #1 that are attached to this application.
Houston-Galveston Area Council