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2024 SETX Road Construction Update

On Behalf of | Jun 17, 2024 | Firm News |

SETX roadways have been under major construction for decades.  It’s as if slow, constant construction has become the rule instead of the exception. But there is always hope. If you are wondering when your not-so-favorite construction project will be done, here’s a quick update on how some of the biggest road construction and renovation projects in SETX are going according to TxDOT.

IH-10 West from Beaumont to Winnie:  Work continues on this project, especially near the section of Walden Road. Construction is not expected to be complete until October 2029.  Additional sections as drivers get closer to Chambers County currently have no expected end date.

IH-10 Split Project:  The safety improvement project near the split between IH-10 and Highway 69 are overdue for their completion. However, now they are set to begin further widening of the freeway.  At this time, there is no projected end date.

IH-10 in Orange County: Construction near the Sabine River bridge should be completed by August 2024.  In other areas of Orange County, projects to widen parts of IH-10 are set to continue until 2026.

Eastex Freeway:   Some good news here – construction should be completed very soon! TxDOT says that construction on Eastex Fwy. from Delaware to the LNVA Canal will be completed by August 2024.

While these are just completion date estimates, they at least give us an idea of what to expect. Make sure that you keep an eye out for construction as you drive. In a recent study, Texas was identified as the #1 state for fatal automobile crashes occurring in construction zones.  In four years (2017-2021), a total of 17,549 crashes occurred in construction zones of which 582 involved fatalities. That’s 3.3% – more than double the national average of 1.3%.

One thing is for certain – construction is not going away anytime soon.  We can expect to see it indefinitely, especially as more people move to Texas thereby increasing the need to enlarge and improve our infrastructure.  Make sure to stay safe out there, especially in these areas!