Regional leaders to discuss I-69 project
Houston County Courier
Regional leaders are set to meet in Lufkin on Monday, Sept. 13, as part of a long-term public involvement effort, providing guidance and local perspective to develop I-69. The meeting will be held at the Lufkin Chamber of Commerce, 1615 South Chestnut, from 1 to 4 p.m. I-69 Corridor Segment Committee Two is one of five regional citizen advisory groups meeting throughout the I-69 Corridor to help the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) plan projects along the I-69 corridor to suit local and regional needs and improve mobility throughout the corridor. Committee Two has jurisdiction from Angelina County to Fort Bend County. Monday’s meeting will focus on preparations for a presentation to the Texas Transportation Commission in the coming months to provide an update on the progress of the segment committee planning process. TxDOT issued a revised vision for corridor develop-ment and planning in 2009, calling for increased local participation in planning efforts. The new vision, Innovative Connectivity in Texas/Vision 2009, divides the major corridors, including the I-69 Corridor, into a series of smaller, more locally-focused corridor projects that will first focus on improving existing facilities. Members of I-69 Corridor Segment Committees represent metropolitan planning organ-izations, counties and other entities with an interest in transportation such as cities, chambers of commerce, economic development organ-izations and others. All corridor segment committee meetings are open to the public, and a complete listing of corridor advisory committees, members and meetings is available online by visiting http://www.txdot.gov/public involvement/committees/.