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Projects & Studies

US 59 - Wharton County

I-69 Funded Projects

Project History

US 59 in Wharton County serves as a route for local traffic within the county and also serves motorists traveling statewide along US 59. For the past few years, TxDOT has been using the recommendations of the I-69 Citizen Committees to continue developing I-69 in Texas. The future I-69 Texas route includes  US 59 through Wharton County. 

Project Need

As traffic increases on US 59 in Wharton County, the need for an interstate-quality road becomes more important. An interstate-quality road would include frontage roads and would also control access to the high-speed main travel lanes using entrance and exit ramps. An interstate-quality road would better accommodate growing traffic volumes and also enhance safety along US 59.

Project Development

TxDOT is currently conducting two environmental studies, called Environmental Assessments, or EAs. The EA will include citizen comments and participation and will ultimately provide a road map for improving US 59 to interstate standards. 

Currently there is funding to complete the environmental studies but no available funding for construction.  The construction schedule will be determined once construction funding becomes available.

The proposed project includes:

Mainlanes

  • Four 12-foot travel lanes (two in each direction)
  • Four-foot inside shoulders and ten-foot outside shoulders

Frontage Roads

  • Four 12-foot travel lanes (two in each direction)
  • Four-foot inside shoulders and ten-foot outside shoulders

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Get Involved

Open houses were held May 6 and May 8 and provided citizens and opportunity to talk with the project team. To request more information or a presentation to your group, please contact Paul Reitz at (361) 293-4347.

Contact Us

TxDOT Yoakum District
Director of Transportation Planning and Development
403 Huck St.
Yoakum, TX 77995
(361) 293-4347
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