• An Archive of I-69 Texas Updates
September 14, 2012
ALLIANCE CELEBRATES AS I-69 SIGNS GO UP IN HOUSTON - TxDOT has started installing dozens of new I-69 signs on and near the Eastex Freeway. The Alliance and others held an unveiling and luncheon to celebrate. We have pictures.
July 26, 2012
35 MORE MILES ADDED TO INTERSTATE 69 - The Texas Transportation Commission has taken the final step to add 35 more miles of I-69 to the national Interstate Highway System. The section is the first in the Houston area, extending from Loop 610 North to near Cleveland.
July 13, 2012
FEDS APPROVE FONSI FOR US 77 UPGRADES - The Federal Highway Administration has issued a Finding of No Significant impact (FONSI) clearing the way for all upgrade projects on US 77 from Harlingen to Corpus Christi.
July 12, 2012
I-69 IS ONE REASON TEXAS IS RANKED NO. 1 - The state is the No. 1 state as a place to do business according to a national study.
July 1, 2012
NEW HIGHWAY BILL MEANS MORE I-69 SIGNS ARE COMING - The new federal highway bill will allow sections of the I-69 routes that are at interstate standard to be added to I-69 even if they are not yet connected to the existing Interstate System.
July 1, 2012
COMMISSIONER AUSTIN DELIVERS I-69 SIGNS TO CAPITOL HILL - Full-size I-69 signs were hand delivered to Members of Congressand Senators for display in their offices.
June 28, 2012
$153 MILLION ALLOCATED TO I-69 UPGRADE PROJECTS - An additional $153 million for 10 upgrade projects has been approved including a Premont relief route, a Loop 20 overpass in Laredo and improvements to US 59 in Victoria.
June 15, 2012
TRANSPORTATION ADVOCATES SAY LOOK AT THE FACTS - The Transportation Advocates of Texas has published a simple Transportation Crisis information card as part of a public education campaign during the political season.
May 31, 2012
TxDOT MOVING FORWARD ON 10-MILE SECTION OF I-69 - Another 10 miles of I-69 in South Texas is headed on the fast track toward reality. The Transporation Commission has started a process that will lead to expedited construction of the $60 million section south of Corpus Christi under a design-build contract.
MAGAZINE HIGHLIGHTS I-69 INITIAL SECTION - A statewide magazine for those in local government reports on the ceremony celebrating the firs official section of I-69 in Texas.
January 28, 2012
US 77 UPGRADE ASSESSMENT NEARLY FINAL - TxDOT has published the Draft Environmental Assessment on Upgrading US 77 from Corpus Christi to Harlingen.
December 8, 2011
CELEBRATION MARKS FIRST I-69 SIGNS - A ceremony marking the first section of I-69 being added to the Interstate Highway System was a cold but festive event.
October 27, 2011
FIRST I-69 TEXAS SECTION GETS FINAL APPROVAL - The final technical hurdle to putting up I-69 signs on the first section in Texas has been cleared.
October 7, 2011
STATE APPROVES $89.8 MILLION FOR I-69 ROUTE UPGRADES - The Texas Transportation Commission has approved a list of projects on highway routes being upgraded to become Interstate 69.
September 21, 2011
SHEPHERD RAIL OVERPASS IS KEY PROJECT IN I-69 PROGRESS - Work is moving along rapidly to bring 3.4 miles of US 59 up to interstate highway standard and move the highway away from a substandard railroad underpass.
August 12, 2011
US 77 SECTION FIRST TO BE ADDED TO INTERSTATE SYSTEM - The Federal Highway Administration has granted a TxDOT request to add a 6.2-mile section of US 77 at Corpus Christi to the Interstate Highway System. I-69 signage has been ordered.
August 11, 2011
MICA PLEDGES TO HELP SPEED UP I-69 TEXAS PROJECTS - House Transportation Committee Chairman John Mica told Alliance luncheon participants that the nation must figure out how to get projects done more quickly.
July 19, 2011
MICA TO KEYNOTE ALLIANCE LUNCHEON - U.S. Rep. John Mica will provide an update on the proposed new transportation bill at an Alliance luncheon Aug. 11th in Houston.
July 5, 2011
LAWMAKERS HELP FACILITATE I-69 PROJECTS - Cities and counties will get expanded powers to establish transportation reinvestment zones and build highway projects under new legislation.
June 16, 2011
TxDOT LAUNCHES I-69 WEBSITE AND OUTREACH PROGRAM - Members of the five I-69 Segment Committees are working on gathering citizen input. (TxDOT media release)
June 10, 2011
FALFURRIAS EXPRESSWAY PROJECT PASSES HALFWAY MARK - Construction work on six miles of interstate standard highway on US 281 at Falfurrias is moving forward.
June 1, 2011
CONGRESSIONAL ACTION SOUGHT FOR I-69 SIGNAGE - Legislation backed by all members of the Texas delegation seeks to authorize signage and add US 83.
June 1, 2011
ROBSTOWN, BEN BOLT PROJECTS WRAPPING UP - Two more upgrade projects on the I-69 route in South Texas have been opened to traffic.
January 25, 2011
NOTICE PUBLISHED OFFICIALLY ENDING TTC PROCESS - The official notice has been published in the Federal Register.
January 25, 2011
ALLIANCE BACKS CAMERON COUNTY RMA PROPOSAL - The Alliance Board has pass a resolution supporting the RMA's application for pass-through financing of I-69 projects.
June 11, 2008
ALLIANCE SUPPORTS TXDOT DECISION TO FOLLOW EXISTING HIGHWAYS - Alliance members react to TxDOT move to abandon wide corridor on new terrain.
June 11, 2008
TXDOT RECOMMENDS NARROWING STUDY AREA FOR I-69 - TxDOT press release explaining the decision to drop plans for the controversial Trans-Texas Corridor concept on I-69.