TxDOT: US 59 widening in Cleveland to begin late 2018, early 2019

This TxDOT map shows one of the most dangerous sections of US 59 in the Cleveland area, the stretch of highway near The Trading Place flea market, Anderson Ford and Morgan Cemetery Road.

The long-anticipated widening of US 59/69 from the Montgomery County line to the San Jacinto County line, traveling through Cleveland, is expected to begin in late 2018 or early 2019, according to Sarah Dupre, spokesperson for the Beaumont Region of the Texas Department of Transportation.

The widening will increase from two lanes of travel in each direction to three, with service roads on each side of the freeway.

“[This] will be a controlled access highway, meaning no driveways from the main lanes and will have entrance and exit ramps,” Dupre said.

Current projections put the cost of the project at $108 million and TxDOT expects to have a contract amount by the end of September.

On Thursday, Omar DeLeon, TxDOT’s area engineer in Liberty, will be the guest speaker at the Greater Cleveland Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the Cleveland Civic Center. The luncheon is open to chamber and non-chamber members, but you must call in advance to reserve a seat. The chamber office can be reached by phone at 281-592-8786.

Below are some links to the PDF map files. Warning: the file sizes are large (at least 20 MB), so download times may be lengthy depending on your Internet speed. The Section 2 PDF was too large to upload, so only Sections 1 and 3 are available for download. Full-size photos from all sections are listed below these files.

Section 1 –> US59-RS01

Section 3–> US59-RS03



By Vanesa Brashier, editor@bluebonnetnews.com

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Before creating Bluebonnet News in 2018, Vanesa Brashier was a community editor for the Houston Chronicle/Houston Community Newspapers. During part of her 12 years at the newspapers, she was assigned as the digital editor and managing editor for the Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer, East Montgomery County Observer and the Lake Houston Observer, and the editor of the Dayton News, Cleveland Advocate and Eastex Advocate. Over the years, she has earned more than two dozen writing awards, including Journalist of the Year.

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