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Projects & Studies

US 59 Scoping Study
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The I-69 Angelina and Nacogdoches Counties Scoping Study will, with substantial citizen and community participation, determine a recommended option for upgrading US 59 to interstate standards, with the eventual goal of designating and signing US 59 as I-69.

The study includes two broad options for consideration:
  • Upgrade the existing US 59 roadway and expand it to meet present and future needs.
  • Build relief routes around Nacogdoches and Lufkin and Diboll.
The final recommendation may be one option or the other or a combination of the two.

I-69 in Texas is Needed

Federal legislation has authorized the development of the I-69 system in Texas along specified U.S. routes, including US 59. The development of I-69 in Texas would relieve traffic congestion caused by a growing population, provide safer travel through the state, improve evacuation routes and support economic development. Existing US 59 does not have the capacity to serve projected traffic volumes and does not meet Interstate standards through Angelina and Nacogdoches Counties.

Public Involved

The I-69 Angelina and Nacogdoches Counties Committee, a citizen-led local stakeholder committee, began meeting in December 2012. The committee is reviewing the US 59 "Upgrade" and "New Location" options and talking with the community and neighbors about their opinions and concerns. The recommendations of the committee, along with citizen input, will guide TxDOT on future I-69 project development.

Please review the latest materials including presentations from previous public meetings. Comments about the options can be submitted online or by mail to:

Texas Department of Transportation
Attn: Kelly Morris
1805 North Timberland Drive
Lufkin, TX 75901


Kelly Morris
Project Manager
TxDOT Lufkin District
(936) 633-4469