State Highway (SH) 44 has been identified to become part of the I-69 System in Texas. To meet interstate standards, a highway typically has a minimum of four lanes, continuous median, overpasses, and interchanges with no connecting driveways or intersections. Frontage roads may be included for local access. TxDOT is undertaking a SH 44 Robstown Route Study for upgrading SH 44 to meet interstate standards in the Robstown area between FM 1694 and CR 81. The route study is intended to establish the need and purpose for the project, characterize the environmental setting, and develop and screen route options to determine which ones should be advanced for detailed environmental study. The study is scheduled to be complete by Spring 2017, and at that time TxDOT will determine the next steps in the project development.
NEED FOR THE SH 44 PROJECT
The federal Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act that was signed into law on December 4, 2015, added SH 44 from Freer to Corpus Christi to the I-69 System in Texas. The limits of SH 44 through Robstown being studied do not meet interstate standards.
SH 44 is a primary connecting route for traffic travelling between the inland Port of Laredo and the seaport of Corpus Christi. The operational conditions of SH 44 through Robstown impede the mobility of freight between these two port destinations.
Public involvement opportunities will be provided throughout the study process.
TxDOT Corpus Christi District
1701 S. Padre Island Drive