Interstate 10

Adam Jack, TxDOT director of Transportation Planning and Development

Texas Department of Transportation staff spoke at Beaumont City Council on Oct. 17 to update city leaders on the progress of widening projects totaling $650 million, including the ongoing Neches River Bridge construction.

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At least one person was taken to a local hospital for treatment following a morning accident in Vidor Aug. 2 involving a pickup truck and a Little Debbie delivery truck. Vidor police directed traffic around the accident at Highway 12 and Tram Road, near the Interstate 10 West on-ramp. The fire department and Acadian ambulance also responded to the scene of the accident. 

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Ivory Carl Myles

On Friday, July 21, at 2:21 p.m., Beaumont police received a call from the U.S. Marshal’s Office in reference to attempting to locate a suspect that was believed to be near Walden and I-10.

The suspect, identified as Ivory Carl Myles, a 28-year-old Nachitoches, Louisiana man, had an NCIC (National Crime Information Center) warrant for armed robbery and aggravated kidnapping out of Louisiana. Myles is also suspected of committing an aggravated sexual assault. U.S. Marshalls advised that Myles was considered armed and dangerous.

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UPDATE: At 7:13 p.m., all eastbound and westbound traffic lanes of Interstate 10 have reopened following an earlier crash.

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Officers with the Beaumont Police Department Criminal Interdiction Unit discovered 71 bottles of the dangerous drug Promethazine during a traffic stop on Interstate 10 Jan. 5, reports Officer Haley Morrow. 

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A toxic national trend of pharmaceutical drug abuse is leaving a wide swath of death in its wake, and Southeast Texas is no exception, according to authorities.

“Oh, it’s here,” Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office investigator Marcelo Molfino told The Examiner. “Interstate 10 is a pipeline for drugs.”

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Troopers with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) discovered more than two pounds of methamphetamine during an early morning traffic stop on Interstate 10 in Orange County on Nov. 16, reports DPS Sgt. Stephanie Davis. 

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The Texas Department of Transportation is asking for public input on the next section of Interstate 10 in preparation of widening the roadway from four lanes to six lanes between Winnie and Beaumont.

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A multi-vehicle accident caused one of the cars to catch fire on I-10 eastbound in Vidor, Texas Department of Public Safety reports. The accident occurred at 8:45 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12.

A 1965 Ford Falcon was traveling eastbound on Interstate 10 near Rose City when the right tire came off of the Ford, sending the vehicle into a spin. The Ford struck the inside concrete barrier and became disabled in the roadway. The dislodged tire from the Ford struck a 2011 Chrysler passenger vehicle.

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TxDOT announced on Sept. 29 that plans are being made to widen I-10 from Winnie to Hamshire Road, according to a statement.

The Texas Transportation Commission awarded a $43 million contract to Williams Brothers Construction. This project is the first phase in a series of four that will expand I-10 from two lanes to three lanes from Winnie to Beaumont.

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