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Welcome To Case's Column

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I-69 Update: Brownsville-To-Corpus Stretch Predicted To Be First Branch Completed

Posted 06-12-2022 at 09:30 PM by case44
Updated 06-13-2022 at 03:25 PM by case44

Interstate 69E in South Texas is taking further shape. More segments of the portion which runs from just west of Corpus Christi all the way to Brownsville will see completion or new construction in the next ten years.

According to the Texas Department of Transportation, several projects will be underway soon, and all that remains once a bypass around Driscoll is complete, along with surrounding segments, will be the following:

Riviera Bypass
A segment connecting Riviera and Kingsville
A segment connecting the south end of the Riviera Bypass to Sarita
Staggering segments through the King Ranch areas of Kenedy County, which will include a new rest area and new Border Inspection Station

If things go according to plans, or if some of them can actually be accelerated, then it appears that 2032 will be the earliest substantial completion date for the I-69E freeway from Corpus to Brownsville. I predict that this stretch will be the first of South Texas' three I-69 branches to become completed. That should happen in about 2032. Now, not all of I-69E as a whole will be completed by that time, as a route from I-37 near Corpus all the way up to Victoria, where it will meet I-69W and mainline I-69 when those segments eventually get signed, still needs to be fully designed, studied, and built. A year cannot be predicted at this time for that or for I-69C or I-69W, and a lot still remains of those routings. But Corpus to Brownsville (I-37 to Mexico) will be significant, as that long route will finally connect the Rio Grande Valley effectively to the rest of the interstate highway system in the U.S. And even with the Victoria connection and the acceleration of let dates, I would expect 69E's entire branch to be substantially done by about 2040. Wish it could be earlier, though.

Much, however, must still be done, but it's certainly coming.
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  1. Old Comment
    I heard about the new congresswoman down that way!
    Posted 06-16-2022 at 08:26 PM by MoNative34 MoNative34 is offline
  2. Old Comment
    It's painful to have to wait years and years. We've got that highway, and I-27 and I-14 also coming. I may not live to see all of those highways done.

    Wish they'd do one from Colorado to Wichita to Joplin.
    Posted 07-07-2022 at 03:23 PM by malfunction malfunction is offline

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