US 77 in Kingsville serves as a route for local traffic in the area and
also serves motorists traveling in South Texas along US 77. For the past few
years, TxDOT has been using the
I-69 Citizen Committees to continue developing I-69 in Texas. The future
I-69 Texas route includes US 77 in South Texas.
Project Need and Purpose
Currently, US 77 does not meet interstate standards. As traffic increases
on US 77, 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 77.
The purpose of the improvements to US 77 between Kingsville and Driscoll
is to meet interstate highway standards with the intent of improving safety
and mobility, expanding capacity and encouraging economic growth.
Project Development and Construction
This project, from Kingsville to Driscoll, is approximately eight miles
in length and spans from E. Corral Avenue / Farm-to-Market Road 1898 in the
northern portion of Kingsville in Kleburg County north to County Road 12/FM
3354, just south of the City of Driscoll in Nueces County. The project will
- Reconstruction of and improvements to the existing road
- Two main lanes in each direction
- Discontinuous frontage roads
- Construction and overlay of main lanes and frontage
- Construction and widening of bridges, which will
eliminate crossroad traffic on main lanes of travel
- Construction of at-grade ramps and intersection
The improvements will also include wider road shoulders and increase safety
for disabled vehicles and motorists needing to pull over to the shoulders.
Construction for the project is anticipated to run April 2014 - August 2016
with a projected opening date of October 2016.
The estimated total project cost is approximately $79 million.
To learn more, or to request a presentation, please contact the project
Project Hotline: (361) 371-4992
Project Email: US77@HNTB.com
TxDOT Corpus Christi District
1701 S. Padre Island Drive
Corpus Christi, TX 78416