AUSTIN - Regional leaders are set to meet Wednesday, Nov. 16, as part of a long-term public involvement effort, providing guidance and local perspective to develop I-69.

I-69 Segment Committees Four and Five are two of five regional citizen advisory groups meeting throughout the I-69 system to help the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) plan projects along the route to meet local and regional needs, and improve mobility throughout the area. Committee Four has jurisdiction from Live Oak County to Cameron County and Committee Five has jurisdiction from Webb and Zapata Counties eastward to Nueces and San Patricio Counties.

Wednesday's meeting is an opportunity for committee members to review and discuss citizen comments received during the committee's continued public outreach. The committees will also begin formalizing their recommendations and report for the I-69 Advisory Committee and the Texas Transportation Commission.

In 2009, TxDOT issued a revised vision for interstate development and planning, calling for increased local participation in planning efforts. The new vision, Innovative Connectivity in Texas Vision 2009, divides the major planning projects, including the I-69 system, into a series of smaller, more locally-focused projects that concentrate on improving existing facilities first. The I-69 Segment Committees, along with the I-69 Advisory Committee, lead that effort.

Members of I-69 Segment Committees represent metropolitan planning organizations, counties and other entities with an interest in transportation such as cities, chambers of commerce, economic development organizations and others. A complete list of citizen committees, members, meetings and a public comment section are available online at http://www.txdot.gov/DrivenByTexans.

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All Segment Committee meetings are open to the public.

 

Who: I-69 Segment Four and Five Committees

Where: Dick Kleberg Park Recreation Center

Highway 77 at Escondido Road

Kingsville, TX 78363

When: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m Wednesday, November 16, 2011