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Texas Department of Transportation - Beaumont
8350 Eastex Freeway
SH 146 Widening and Intersection Improvements
1.9 miles N of SL 227, US 90
The facility had 56 crashes, 1 serious injuries and 2 fatalities during the period from 2015 to 2017. Improving congestion on this facility could save users in excess of 17,000 hours of travel time per lane-mile. Congestion is adversely affecting the travel time and reliability for freight movement. The average pavement rating for the routes is 2.1. The truck volume on the facility is roughly 4,030 trucks per day and this represents 22.3% percent of the facility's AADT. The existing facility consists of two travel lanes (one in each direction) with ten foot shoulders.
Widen 2 lane sections to 4 lanes, add turn lanes, and diamond grind pavement
The purpose of this project is to reduce crashes, serious injuries and fatalities; 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. By providing turn lanes, the proposed project should improve safety by reducing rear-end collisions and reduce congestion by eliminating queuing at cross roads. The proposed additional lanes should help the facility accommodate future increasing traffic volumes.
Less than $100 million
(Maintain) Roadway/Freight Rehabilitation/Reconstruction
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Categorical Exclusion (CE)
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Yes, the project directly connects to or is on an evacuation route. During the project design,
coordination will take place with the Liberty County floodplain coordinator regarding increases to the roadway surface elevation.
The proposed project improves highway/freight LOS by adding additional travel lanes for part of the project. In addition, the turn lanes proposed in the project should help reduce queuing of vehicles for turns and should help reduce rear-end collisions.
Please see the support letter for this project from Liberty County that is attached to this application.
Houston-Galveston Area Council