TxDOT public hearing

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The Texas Department of Transportation is hosting a public hearing Feb. 20 in an effort to gather input on the proposed widening of Interstate 10 from FM 3247 to the Sabine River bridge in Orange County. 

An open house at West Orange-Stark Elementary , 2605 Martin Luther King Drive, Orange, will take place from 5 - 6 p.m. wherein displays will be available for viewing and the public may come at their convenience. The public hearing will begin at 6 p.m., which includes a formal presentation and comment period. Comments must be received on or before Friday, March 6, to be a part of the official public hearing record. 

The proposed project includes work that would widen I-10 from four to six 12-foot lanes with 10-foot wide inside and outside shoulders, widening the Adams Bayou main lane bridge to include an additional 12-foot lane in each direction and replacing the Sabine Relief bridge with a new bridge consisting of six 12-foot wide lanes and an acceleration lane in the westbound direction. As a part of the Adams Bayou construction, the entrance ramp west of the bayou for eastbound traffic would be relocated to the east and the entrance ramp for the westbound traffic would be relocated west to the other side of Adams Bayou.

Any environmental documentation or studies, maps showing the project location and design, tentative construction schedules and other information regarding the project are on file and available for inspection Monday - Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the TxDOT Beaumont District Office, 8350 Eastex Freeway, Beaumont.