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Re: I-69 in TX
« Reply #2075 on: July 17, 2021, 01:31:09 AM »

Update: after searching on Snapchat, SH 550 has not been signed as I-169 as of July 2021.

Also, I will drive by Houston to see if the Holt Rd overpass for US 59 is completed: because on maps, there are no closures reported there. I will provide a video if I get the chance to.
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Re: I-69 in TX
« Reply #2076 on: July 17, 2021, 12:53:13 PM »

They should hold off on signing Interstate 169 until the roadway is completed as a four-lane highway between TX 48 and Interstate 69E.
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Re: I-69 in TX
« Reply #2077 on: July 17, 2021, 12:59:54 PM »

They should hold off on signing Interstate 169 until the roadway is completed as a four-lane highway between TX 48 and Interstate 69E.
True. Technically they could sign it now, but itís too small of a section of freeway to unveil a I-169 sign. Also, when can we expect them to construct a direct connector from I-69E NB? Or is that not possible due to funding?
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Re: I-69 in TX
« Reply #2078 on: July 18, 2021, 02:02:17 AM »

I know this is a crazy thought and will likely never happen, but I really wish they would sign slut 527 here in Houston as IH 569.
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Re: I-69 in TX
« Reply #2079 on: July 18, 2021, 02:05:02 AM »

I know this is a crazy thought and will likely never happen, but I really wish they would sign slut 527 here in Houston as IH 569.

It is possible. Although it isnít likely right now, it may be in the future. And yeah, itís crazy. Especially when you bring it out with a nice typo (sorry).
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Re: I-69 in TX
« Reply #2080 on: July 19, 2021, 09:52:41 AM »

I know this is a crazy thought and will likely never happen, but I really wish they would sign slut 527 here in Houston as IH 569.

It is possible. Although it isnít likely right now, it may be in the future. And yeah, itís crazy. Especially when you bring it out with a nice typo (sorry).

Slut 527 aside, I have wanted I-569 to go to SH-288/SH-332 from Surfside Beach to I-69 in Houston.  The interstate designation will get everyone off their butts and actually make the whole thing a legit freeway, plus it will have route connectivity to the northern part of I-69.  Slut 527 could still be I-569, and my route could be I-969. 
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Re: I-69 in TX
« Reply #2081 on: July 20, 2021, 11:47:23 PM »

Took a drive along US-77 today to see progress on the ongoing construction between Robstown and Bishop, upgrading the existing roadway to interstate standards by constructing a new northbound mainline and frontage road on the east side, along with a new location bypass of Driscoll to the east of the town.

All pictures were taken headed northbound on US-77, unless otherwise noted.


Approaching the southern end of the construction zone, just beyond the US-77 Business overpass, future northbound frontage road can be seen to the right.



Approaching County Rd 12 / FM-3354 intersection, future I-69E / US-77 northbound overpass can be seen to the right.


Future I-69E / US-77 northbound overpass over County Rd 12 / FM-3354.


Sign assembly over the future northbound lanes listing I-69E / US-77 with no control city, another gantry to the right presumably for an eventual 1 mile advance sign for the US-77 Business split.


Sign assembly over the future northbound lanes at the US-77 Business split, one sign listing I-69E / US-77, again with no control city, and the other listing US-77 Business "Exit Only".


Another vantage point of the above signage. In the distance, you can see where the bypass splits off to the east.


Future I-69E / US-77 mainline bridges over the future off-ramp towards US-77 Business heading into Driscoll.


Just beyond the future bypass split continuing onto what will eventually become US-77 Business, you can see the bypass heading off in the background, with an overpass over County Rd 18.


Taken from along County Rd 79, approaching the location of the future I-69E / FM-665 interchange.


Future I-69E / US-77 mainline bridges over FM-665 heading eastbound.


I-69E / FM-665 interchange - future on-ramp to I-69E South.


Another view of the I-69E / US-77 mainline bridges over FM-665 from underneath, note the large (roughly 70 ft) median being used on this segment.


I-69E / FM-665 interchange - future off-ramp from I-69E North.


Future I-69E / US-77 mainline bridges over FM-665 heading westbound.


I-69E / FM-665 interchange - future on-ramp to I-69E North.


I-69E / FM-665 interchange - future off-ramp from I-69E South.


Back onto US-77 Northbound, approaching the future tie-in of the new bypass onto the existing road.


Future I-69E / US-77 bridges over the future on-ramp from US-77 Business onto the mainline.


More construction north of the bypass location, upgrading the "gap" between the bypass and the existing I-69(E) - still signed as solely "I-69" - segment south of Robstown to interstate standards.
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Re: I-69 in TX
« Reply #2082 on: July 21, 2021, 12:29:18 AM »

^^^^
Once again, thank you! I knew they pre-signed the bypass as I-69E.

Unfortunately, I couldnít capture the US 59 segment in construction in Victoria because I had to drive my parents (who consumed alcohol, not much, but still) and my iPhone storage is full (looks like the ďOtherĒ is consuming my phone storage). However, the paving for the overpass has been laid. Only needs new ramps and the wireframe is set for the concrete siderail barriers things (or whatever you call the edges of the bridges). However, I have captured a few days ago, the FM 1162 overpass in El Campo.
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Re: I-69 in TX
« Reply #2083 on: July 21, 2021, 02:36:13 AM »

A simple ^^^^ could have sufficed
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Re: I-69 in TX
« Reply #2084 on: July 21, 2021, 09:36:07 AM »

Once this segment is done, I assume the I-69E signage will get extended to Kingsville?

Brahma Boulevard was closed but I don't think the median is to standard here.
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Re: I-69 in TX
« Reply #2085 on: July 21, 2021, 01:53:47 PM »

Quote from: Plutonic Panda
A simple ^^^^ could have sufficed

Yeah, no kidding! Why quote a huge post (including all the images) just to add a couple of sentences? It causes all kinds of unnecessary scrolling. This isn't the only forum where I've seen participants do that.
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Re: I-69 in TX
« Reply #2086 on: July 21, 2021, 01:56:45 PM »

^^^^
Ock. Fixťd.
Once this segment is done, I assume the I-69E signage will get extended to Kingsville?

Brahma Boulevard was closed but I don't think the median is to standard here.
In this case, it would be interesting to see whether they shift the paving or install median barriers.
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Re: I-69 in TX
« Reply #2087 on: July 21, 2021, 05:25:33 PM »

Quote from: Plutonic Panda
A simple ^^^^ could have sufficed

Yeah, no kidding! Why quote a huge post (including all the images) just to add a couple of sentences? It causes all kinds of unnecessary scrolling. This isn't the only forum where I've seen participants do that.
Iíve seen waaaaay worse lol.

Thegeet, thank you for fixing that!
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Re: I-69 in TX
« Reply #2088 on: July 21, 2021, 06:06:49 PM »

Quote from: Plutonic Panda
A simple ^^^^ could have sufficed

Yeah, no kidding! Why quote a huge post (including all the images) just to add a couple of sentences? It causes all kinds of unnecessary scrolling. This isn't the only forum where I've seen participants do that.
Iíve seen waaaaay worse lol.

Thegeet, thank you for fixing that!
Youíre welcome.
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Re: I-69 in TX
« Reply #2089 on: July 25, 2021, 11:57:45 AM »

Whiling the updates to I-69E/US-77 at Discroll and I-69/US-59 at FB County is nice and all, but any updates on the direct I-69/US-59 Nacogdoches intersection?
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Re: I-69 in TX
« Reply #2090 on: July 25, 2021, 11:58:58 AM »

Whiling the updates to I-69E/US-77 at Discroll and I-69/US-59 at FB County is nice and all, but any updates on the direct I-69/US-59 Nacogdoches intersection?
None. But, from May:
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Re: I-69 in TX
« Reply #2091 on: July 25, 2021, 12:03:17 PM »

and what about the I-69/US-59 Cleveland interstate standard upgrade?
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Re: I-69 in TX
« Reply #2092 on: July 25, 2021, 12:09:24 PM »

and what about the I-69/US-59 Cleveland interstate standard upgrade?
No updates either. In fact, I am unaware of the details, other than they will have new frontage roads. Are they supposed to take down the underpass at the SH 105 interchange?

Also, any word on the Diboll bypass yet?
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Re: I-69 in TX
« Reply #2093 on: July 25, 2021, 01:02:48 PM »

and what about the I-69/US-59 Cleveland interstate standard upgrade?
No updates either. In fact, I am unaware of the details, other than they will have new frontage roads. Are they supposed to take down the underpass at the SH 105 interchange?

Also, any word on the Diboll bypass yet?
Nope, nothing about it either

tho there was this article from 2020
https://kicks105.com/txdot-updates-progress-on-three-major-construction-sites/
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Re: I-69 in TX
« Reply #2094 on: July 25, 2021, 01:14:26 PM »

Also, remember the Marshall Loop 390 extension/US-59/I-369 bypass project?
What happened to that? last i heard of it was 2019

https://www.marshallnewsmessenger.com/news/harrison-county-gets-first-look-at-proposed-loop-390-extension/article_880b4294-25bc-11e9-b0e0-139f59ec873e.html

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Re: I-69 in TX
« Reply #2095 on: July 25, 2021, 01:43:42 PM »

^
It wonít begin construction until minimum 4 years.
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Re: I-69 in TX
« Reply #2096 on: July 26, 2021, 11:51:01 AM »

and what about the I-69/US-59 Cleveland interstate standard upgrade?

I have been saying these little sections of freeway could be signed as I-69, leaving the non-freeways gaps between freeway sections with TO I-69 shields.  I think it would help give some route continuity to the whole route, plus get locals used to the I-69 designation before it is officially I-69, especially since I don't see US-59 existing in Texas once the I-69 project is complete.  Might as well start the conversion. 
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Re: I-69 in TX
« Reply #2097 on: July 26, 2021, 02:35:25 PM »

Didn't they do that sort of thing (sign disconnected segments of Interstate highways as Interstates) back in the 1970's and earlier when big parts of the Interstate highway system were still under construction? I seem to remember segments of I-10 being treated in that fashion.
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Re: I-69 in TX
« Reply #2098 on: July 26, 2021, 02:52:30 PM »

Didn't they do that sort of thing (sign disconnected segments of Interstate highways as Interstates) back in the 1970's and earlier when big parts of the Interstate highway system were still under construction? I seem to remember segments of I-10 being treated in that fashion.

Yes they did. 
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Re: I-69 in TX
« Reply #2099 on: July 26, 2021, 06:45:47 PM »

How long will it take upon freeway completion for I-69 to be designated on US 59:

1. From Cleveland to Splendora?
2. Spur 10 to Fort Bend/Wharton county line ?
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