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Re: I-69 in TX
« Reply #2375 on: July 10, 2022, 05:28:40 PM »


I'm looking at the timeline of the US 59 to I-69 upgrade in Fort Bend County. It seems like the upgrade from a four lane divided highway to a freeway was completed in 2019, but they immediately continued work to expand it to six lanes between the Wharton county line and the original beginning of the freeway near Rosenberg?

Each section was a single project to upgrade to freeway standards and widen. I don't think 2019 is correct for anything west of the Grand Parkway (SH 99). From SH99 to FM 762, which is 4-1H-1H-4 (H=HOV), I have a photos from June 2020 with it complete, and I think it was just completed when I took those photos. West of FM 762, which is 3x3, work on the main lanes has been recent, like still in progress in 2021, and frontage road work may still be in progress in certain places.

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Re: I-69 in TX
« Reply #2378 on: July 21, 2022, 07:26:48 PM »

The most recent drone flyby of the Nacogdoches bypass.

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Re: I-69 in TX
« Reply #2379 on: July 21, 2022, 10:06:03 PM »

I-69 is complete between Kendleton and Rosenberg with 3 lanes and full shoulders in each direction, however is still only signed as US-59.

Additionally, thereís still a 55 mph work zone speed limit all the way up to SH-99, however traffic was easily moving in excess of 75 mph. Itís a pointless limit that needs to be reverted back to 65 mph. Thereís zero work occurring.
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Re: I-69 in TX
« Reply #2380 on: July 22, 2022, 12:33:20 AM »

I-69 is complete between Kendleton and Rosenberg with 3 lanes and full shoulders in each direction, however is still only signed as US-59.

Additionally, thereís still a 55 mph work zone speed limit all the way up to SH-99, however traffic was easily moving in excess of 75 mph. Itís a pointless limit that needs to be reverted back to 65 mph. Thereís zero work occurring.
The signing of the upgraded sections of US-59 as I-69 is not automatic upon completion of construction. Extending the I-69 designation over sections of US-59 that have recently been upgraded to interstate standards has to be signed off by the FHWA, then AASHTO before I-69 sign can go up on those sections.
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Re: I-69 in TX
« Reply #2381 on: July 23, 2022, 02:07:40 AM »

I-69 is complete between Kendleton and Rosenberg with 3 lanes and full shoulders in each direction, however is still only signed as US-59.

Additionally, thereís still a 55 mph work zone speed limit all the way up to SH-99, however traffic was easily moving in excess of 75 mph. Itís a pointless limit that needs to be reverted back to 65 mph. Thereís zero work occurring.
The signing of the upgraded sections of US-59 as I-69 is not automatic upon completion of construction. Extending the I-69 designation over sections of US-59 that have recently been upgraded to interstate standards has to be signed off by the FHWA, then AASHTO before I-69 sign can go up on those sections.
When do the FHWA and AASHTO meetings for approval take place this year?
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Re: I-69 in TX
« Reply #2382 on: July 24, 2022, 09:06:39 PM »

I-69 is complete between Kendleton and Rosenberg with 3 lanes and full shoulders in each direction, however is still only signed as US-59.

Additionally, thereís still a 55 mph work zone speed limit all the way up to SH-99, however traffic was easily moving in excess of 75 mph. Itís a pointless limit that needs to be reverted back to 65 mph. Thereís zero work occurring.
The signing of the upgraded sections of US-59 as I-69 is not automatic upon completion of construction. Extending the I-69 designation over sections of US-59 that have recently been upgraded to interstate standards has to be signed off by the FHWA, then AASHTO before I-69 sign can go up on those sections.
When do the FHWA and AASHTO meetings for approval take place this year?
The AASHTO has two meetings where US and interstate route number applications are considered: the Spring Meeting that is held in May, and the Annual Meeting that's held in October. I haven't seen the route numbering decisions from AASHTO's spring meeting. If someone has those decisions, please post them.
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Re: I-69 in TX
« Reply #2383 on: July 25, 2022, 08:49:54 PM »

I-69 is complete between Kendleton and Rosenberg with 3 lanes and full shoulders in each direction, however is still only signed as US-59.

Additionally, thereís still a 55 mph work zone speed limit all the way up to SH-99, however traffic was easily moving in excess of 75 mph. Itís a pointless limit that needs to be reverted back to 65 mph. Thereís zero work occurring.
The signing of the upgraded sections of US-59 as I-69 is not automatic upon completion of construction. Extending the I-69 designation over sections of US-59 that have recently been upgraded to interstate standards has to be signed off by the FHWA, then AASHTO before I-69 sign can go up on those sections.
When do the FHWA and AASHTO meetings for approval take place this year?
The AASHTO has two meetings where US and interstate route number applications are considered: the Spring Meeting that is held in May, and the Annual Meeting that's held in October. I haven't seen the route numbering decisions from AASHTO's spring meeting. If someone has those decisions, please post them.

The last route change approvals are posted here:

https://route.transportation.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/50/2022/02/Final-Report-USRN-Application-Results-Fall-2021.pdf

As you can see there is significant delay between the meeting time and the posting time with a 4 month gap between them.
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Re: I-69 in TX
« Reply #2384 on: July 29, 2022, 02:13:34 PM »

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Re: I-69 in TX
« Reply #2385 on: July 29, 2022, 04:09:09 PM »

Now can we finally have shift done on Jackson County for once in our lifetime.
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Re: I-69 in TX
« Reply #2386 on: August 19, 2022, 10:23:17 PM »


Maybe this drone video of the Diboll bypass has already been posted, but I looked and didn't find it.



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Re: I-69 in TX
« Reply #2387 on: August 21, 2022, 03:10:28 AM »


Maybe this drone video of the Diboll bypass has already been posted, but I looked and didn't find it.


I wonder if there is an updated video or what changed since this video had been uploaded.  :hmmm:
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Re: I-69 in TX
« Reply #2388 on: August 21, 2022, 10:22:19 AM »


Maybe this drone video of the Diboll bypass has already been posted, but I looked and didn't find it.


Does anyone know why so much of the south end of the bypass is on a viaduct?
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Re: I-69 in TX
« Reply #2389 on: August 21, 2022, 12:32:10 PM »

Within Google Earth there is fairly recent overhead imagery of the Diboll Bypass, dated 3/2022. It doesn't show up in the default view. It is available in the historical imagery slider. At the North end of the bypass Street View imagery is dated 6/2022.
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Re: I-69 in TX
« Reply #2390 on: October 28, 2022, 01:45:36 PM »

From TxDOT Pharr District Twitter feed, minutes ago:
Alliance for I-69 Texas, #TxDOT & local leaders celebrate the addition of 5.6 miles of I-69E to the Interstate Highway System in Kenedy & Willacy counties. This corridor is an important lifeline for US & TX economies.  Upgrade enhances safety & improves mobility & connectivity.

Forgive me if this is old news, but does this mean I-69 is complete in Willacy County?  Good to see Kenedy getting into the system (even though it has a way to go) as well.



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Re: I-69 in TX
« Reply #2391 on: October 28, 2022, 05:07:48 PM »

Pharr out man
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Re: I-69 in TX
« Reply #2392 on: October 28, 2022, 07:16:30 PM »

Quote from: O Tamandua
Forgive me if this is old news, but does this mean I-69 is complete in Willacy County?

Yeah, the North end of the I-69E freeway work in the Raymondville area ends on US-77 at the Willacy/Kenedy County line.
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