Public meeting on upcoming I-10 project set for Jan. 17
soon be Orange County’s biggest transportation milestone. Transportation
engineers have announced that the last section of the original I-10 in Orange
County will soon be rebuilt. The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT)
says the project involves major reconstruction of the interstate from near Adams
Bayou to the Louisiana State line.
The project includes new
bridges, redesigned entrance and exit ramps and concrete pavement. Another
major improvement includes a continuous frontage road across the Union Pacific
railroad tracks at SH 87 (16th Street).
will hold an “open house” style public meeting from 5:30 to 7:30 on Tuesday
(January 17) showcasing the proposed project. The meeting will be held at the
City of Orange council chambers. TxDOT is hoping to get opinions and comments
from the public concerning the changes. Engineers, including TxDOT designers
and staff, will be available to answer questions.
The $41 million project,
scheduled to go to construction in the spring of 2013, will be one of the last
sections of I-10 to be rebuilt since its original construction more than 50
years ago. Approximately 50,000 vehicles travel the stretch of highway every