NACOGDOCHES – Segment One Committee members have scheduled a public meeting in Nacogdoches for citizens to receive a presentation on the proposed I-69 interstate system. The meeting is set for 6 p.m., on Friday, August 19th at the Nacogdoches Public Library, 1112 North Street. “We wanted to give everyone an opportunity to hear about the proposed interstate system,” said City Manager Jim Jeffers, “We encourage everyone with questions about I-69 to attend this informational meeting.” The presentation should last 30 minutes with a question and answer session to follow. The Texas Department of Transportation is seeking public input on the development of the proposed interstate system. I-69 is a proposed national interstate system that will be developed as a series of improvements using existing highways, including US Highway 59, as much as possible and seeks to utilize citizen input throughout the process.
TXDOT’s motto for I-69 is “Driven by Texas,” since the concept requires citizen involvement in the decision making process. “This public presentation will give attendees the information they need to form an educated opinion on the proposed interstate,” said Jeffers, “Since I-69 will be Driven by Texans, the residents of Nacogdoches’ input is crucial in this process; and we want them to have all of the information that is available.”
Local representatives from the Segment One Committee are also available now to make presentations to your group or organization. You can also go online and provide invaluable feedback on the proposed I-69 interstate system by visiting: www.txdot.gov/DrivenByTexans. You can also call 512-334-3841 to receive a comment card by mail. To schedule a local Segment One Committee member to speak to your group or organization please contact Jan Pigg at 936-559-2506 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on the I-69 proposed routes, issues driving the interstate development, or how to get involved in the planning process visit www.txdot.gov/DrivenByTexans or you can follow the Texas Department of Transportation on Twitter and Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TxDOT