Toll 49, Segment 6 Feasibility Study
The Toll 49, Segment 6 Project is an initiative of the North East Texas Regional Mobility Authority (NET RMA) to explore potential route options for a proposed extension of Toll 49 from SH 110 north to US 271. The NET RMA launched the feasibility study in September 2018. The November 2019 report documents the comprehensive evaluation process and public involvement effort in which three route options were identified for further study.
- CLICK HERE: Toll 49, Segment 6 Feasibility Study Report (dated November 8, 2019)
- CLICK HERE: Feasibility Study Frequently Asked Questions (dated November 8, 2019)
- CLICK HERE: Feasibility Study Evaluation Criteria (dated September 26, 2019)
The route options moving forward into the next phase of study are: Purple, Yellow Adjusted, and Teal Adjusted. These three routes had the three highest scores in the evaluation compared to all other routes evaluated.
- CLICK HERE: Map of Route Options Moving Forward to Environmental Impact Statement (dated September 26, 2019)
The study team has plotted each route option on Google Earth to give stakeholders a closer look. You will need to install the free Google Earth software on your computer in order to use this tool. Click here to download Google Earth. Use the link below to access and download the KMZ file.
ROUTE OPTIONS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. Please note that the three route options moving forward for further evaluation are not final. The proposed route options are subject to change as we move forward through the next phase of study. We anticipate identifying the recommended route option, or build alternative, in 2021. It will likely be a variation of the three route options from the feasibility study.
If you would like to read a hard copy of the Feasibility Study report, there are copies available for review Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM at the NET RMA Office which is located at 1001 ESE Loop 323 Ste 420, Tyler, TX 75701.
NEXT STEPS. In early 2020, the NET RMA will initiate an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), in which the three routes identified through this study and a no build (or “do nothing”) alternative will be reviewed and thoroughly evaluated. The study team will also prepare a preliminary roadway design called a schematic. An EIS is the most robust and rigorous study there is for transportation projects and follows the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA). Learn more about what’s to come on the main webpage for Toll 49, Segment 6.
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Feasibility Study Public Workshops
PUBLIC WORKSHOP NO. 1
On Tuesday, December 11, 2018, the NET RMA hosted a public workshop to discuss the proposed extension of Toll 49. More than 280 members of the public attended and provided input regarding the design and alignment of the proposed route. The workshop was held between 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Chapel Hill High School Gymnasium (13172 State Hwy 64 East, Tyler, TX 75707).
PUBLIC WORKSHOP NO. 2
On Tuesday, June 4, 2019, the NET RMA hosted a public workshop to discuss the proposed extension of Toll 49. More than 150 members of the public attended and provided input regarding the proposed route options. The workshop was held between 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Chapel Hill High School Gymnasium (13172 State Hwy 64 East, Tyler, TX 75707).
Right of Way Acquisition
The NET RMA is an independent government agency created through state legislation passed in 2001, and as such, follows all right of way acquisition rules and guidelines from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). To learn more about landowner’s bill of rights, right of way acquisition, and relocation assistance, please review TxDOT’s publications by clicking here. Please note that no decisions have been made and routes are subject to change. If you have any additional questions, please contact us.