Transportation

U.S. 59/Future I-69 W Corridor US 59/US 59 Business to Havana)

Proposal

The City of Laredo seeks legislative and Texas Department of Transportation support and funding for the completion of the U.S. 59/I-69 W (a/k/a State Loop 20 Bob Bullock Loop) corridor project. 

Background

The project limits for this roadway upgrade begins on the east side of the City of Laredo at the junction of US 59/future I69 W and US 59 Business and proceeds north along US 59/Loop 20 to its intersection with Havana Rd.  The City of Laredo, Webb County and the Laredo MPO have worked to bring the section of roadway to interstate standards.  The design for the upgrade of this section of roadway includes five overpasses, four lane divided highway and frontage roads.  
 
The upgrade to this section of roadway is critical.  It has been identified by the Texas Department of Transportation’s I-69 Segment Four & Five Committee as the proposed I-69 corridor along with U.S. 59 east.  The design, to interstate highway standards, of Loop 20 from I35 to Havana Drive has been funded and is underway; however portions of the construction of the remaining segment have not been funded.  Specifically, the overpasses at Shiloh, Del Ma and University.  The MPO has provided for the funding of two overpasses, Jacaman (2020) and Airport (2018) but the roadway sections between these two overpasses remain unfunded. 


The City, County and MPO, having programmed funding for two overpasses, seeks additional funding to accelerate the letting of Jacaman overpass (approx. $5m) and construct roadway sections from US 59/US 59 Business to the Airport overpass (approx. $20m).      

Contact

Nathan R. Bratton
Director Planning and Zoning Department
1120 San Bernardo Avenue
Laredo, Texas 78040
Phone: (956) 794-1613
Fax:  (956) 794-1624
Email:  nbratton@ci.laredo.tx.us