The first sign will be unveiled Monday, Dec. 5, 2011 at 2 p.m. at the intersection of Interstate 69 and US Highway 77 and State Highway 44 in Robstown.
Joining TxDOT Officials will be federal, state and local elected officials, Federal Highway Administration Officials, I-69 Advisory and Segment Committee members and the Alliance for I-69 for Texas members
The Texas Transportation Commission gave final approval to designate the first segment of I-69 in Texas on Oct. 27. The first segment is concurrently designated with U.S. 77 for 6.2 miles from State Highway 44 in Robstown to Interstate 37 in Corpus Christi.
Federal, state and local officials partnered with interested citizen groups on the effort to bring I-69 to Texas, which is expected to increase economic development opportunities in the region.
In August, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) granted TxDOT’s request to add the 6.2-mile stretch of US 77 to the interstate system, and in October, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Official’s Special Committee on US Route Numbering approved a TxDOT application requesting authorization to use the I-69 route number.
The TxDOT Corpus Christi District is installing 10 overhead freeway guide signs and numerous route markers at intersections leading to the newly-designated segment of I-69.
For more information on Interstate 69, contact the TxDOT media relations office at 512/463-8700. For more information on the sign unveiling ceremony, please contact Tom Tagliabue, Public Information Officer, at 361/808-2481.