Texas Department of Transportation

JASPER COUNTY - From TXDOT: At approximately 1:45p.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) received a report of a one vehicle crash on Highway 63 West in Jasper County. The crash occurred near Sandy Creek Bridge.

A Cadillac passenger vehicle was traveling eastbound on Highway 63 towards Jasper. The vehicle left the roadway, traveled into the woods and struck a tree.

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Sept. 22, 2016, the Vidor City Council passed a resolution opposing the Orange County Commissioners Court financing, either in part or full, any Texas Department of Transportation roadway.

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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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The Texas Department of Transportation announced workers will be removing concrete barriers through July 17, necessitating lane closures along portions of US 69 throughout the week, starting July 10.

On Sunday, July 10, US 69 northbound lanes were closed at the Lucas overpass to open the new Dowlen Road exit ramp. Traffic was diverted at the Delaware exit ramp to detour onto the northbound frontage road.

The following closures apply for the rest of the week through July 17.

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Texas Department of Transportation spokesperson Sarah Dupre announced May 24 that crews have begun this year’s sealcoat operations around the area. Drivers should expect to see one-lane, two-way traffic operated by flaggers. Work will take place during daylight hours. See below for this week’s schedule.

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In a statement, Texas Department of Transportation spokesperson Sarah Dupre warned motorists that I-10 would remained closed indefinitely subsequent to recent flooding until repairs have been made to the roadway.

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Traffic alert from the Texas Department of Transportation:

BEAUMONT – Alternating lane closures on US 69 northbound at Lucas with traffic possibly detoured to the frontage road Sunday night, March 6, 8 p.m.-5 a.m. Crews will be moving concrete traffic barrier.

ORANGE – The inside, westbound lane of Interstate 10 in Orange from Simmons Drive to Highway 87 will be closed nightly Saturday-Monday night, March 5-7, 7 p.m.-6 a.m. to work on the Highway 87 overpass.

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The Texas Department of Transportation has some slightly bad news for nighttime travelers but great news for morning commuters journeying into downtown Beaumont from Orange County. 

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Nov. 1, Texas voters passed Proposition 1, the amendment authorizing annual disbursements from the state’s oil and gas production tax collections to the State Highway Fund — an estimated $1.7 billion in the first year alone. In Jefferson County, the proposition passed with 84 percent for and 15 percent against.

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Press release from TxDOT:

Beginning Monday, June 9, the Texas Department of Transportation will host a series of 25 statewide public meetings to welcome citizens’ feedback on a long-range plan for the state’s future transportation needs. A meeting will be held in Beaumont Tuesday, June 10, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Southeast Texas Regional Planning Commission.

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