TxXDot to hold public meeting concerning Adam’s Bayou Bridge

Published 7:32 am Tuesday, February 5, 2019

From staff reports


The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) – Beaumont District will conduct a public meeting for the proposed widening of Interstate 10 from 0.54 miles east of Farm to Market Road 3247 to the Sabine River Bridge, in Orange County.

The meeting will be an open house format so the public can come and go at their convenience. Displays of the proposed project improvements will be available for public viewing and TxDOT representatives will be available to provide project information and answer questions. No formal presentation will be provided.

The meeting is from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7 at West Orange-Stark Elementary School located at 2605 Martin Luther King Drive in Orange.

The existing interstate highway consists of four 12-foot wide travel lanes (two in each direction) with variable width inside and outside shoulders plus the continuous one-way, two-lane frontage roads. A concrete median barrier separates the eastbound and westbound lanes.

The proposed 4.3-mile project would improve mobility and enhance safety by widening IH 10 from four to six 12-foot wide travel lanes with 10-foot wide inside shoulders and 10-foot wide outside shoulders. A concrete median barrier would remain.

The project also includes widening the existing Interstate 10 Adam’s Bayou bridge to provide additional travel lanes and auxiliary lanes between the entrance/exit ramps to improve merge movements. The existing bridge at Sabine River Relief would be replaced with a modern structure meeting current design standards.

All work is proposed to occur within the existing right-of-way (ROW); therefore, no displacements or relocations of residences and businesses would occur, according to a public notice published in this paper in January.