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Vidor debris

Driving down the interstate through Southeast Texas, travelers may not even realize that only two months ago Hurricane Harvey stopped here and stayed a while, dropping trillions of gallons of rain onto the region and inundating the area. In fact, the freeway itself is relatively clear of debris or other evidence of the massive destruction caused by the storm’s torrential downpour.

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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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Orange County Commissioner for Pct. 4 Jody Crump

After decades of discussion, the Texas Transportation Commission of the Texas Department of Transportation has authorized Orange County to move toward construction of the controversial Vidor Loop, or FM 299, earmarking $34.2 million for the project from TxDOT’s pass-through toll program.

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The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) received a report of a motor vehicle crash on the rainbow bridge in Orange County on July 12 at about 2:25 p.m, Sgt. Stephanie Davis said in a release.

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UPDATE: The Brush Island Bridge construction has been rescheduled, TxDOT spokesperson Sarah Dupre said in a release.

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The FM 366 exit from TX 73 in Port Arthur will be closed tomorrow, May 25, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., for railroad crossing repairs, TXDOT spokesperson Sarah Dupre said in a release.

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The outside, eastbound lane of I-10 from FM 1136 to SH 62 in Orange County will be closed tonight from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., for concrete repair, TxDOT spokesperson Sarah Dupre said in a release.

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Both lanes of US 69 southbound between Highland Avenue and MLK (Spur 380) in Beaumont will be closed with traffic detoured to the frontage roads from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Sunday and Monday nights, May 21 and 22, as crews install concrete traffic barrier, TxDOT spokesperson Sarah Dupre said in a release.

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Traffic along US 90 in Devers from TX 61 to Gates Street will be down to one lane on May 9 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., as crews work on the Whites Bayou Bridge, TxDOT spokesperson Sarah Dupre said in a release.

Expect possible delays.

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On May 8, at about 12 p.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) received a report of a multiple vehicle crash on Highway 62 in Orange County, Sgt. Stephanie Davis reported. The crash occurred in the Mauriceville area.

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