The Texas Department of Transportation Beaumont district has provided updates on long-term projects happening in Jefferson County.
US 69/ TX 73 interchange
The prep work on improving the US 69 and TX 73 interchange began in November 2021 according to Sarah Dupre, TxDOT public information officer. This includes clearing forestry and land around the existing interchange, adding additional payment so TxDOT can shift traffic to work on the medians for the interchange.
TxDOT will eventually reconfigure the existing cloverleaf interchange to a turbine (spiral) configuration by adding direct connectors.
Also, in the plans is main lane improvements, frontage road and ramp improvements, the addition of retaining walls and culverts and bridge widening and replacement.
There is not currently any closures due to the construction, but detours will be announced by TxDOT when the cloverleaf closes for reconfiguration.
US 69 expansion
TxDOT said the expansion of US 69 from the LNVA canal to Tram Road should be completed by the end of 2022, while the expansion from the I-10 and US 69 interchange is estimated to be completed by the end of 2023.