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I-69 makes its way to Texarkana, Texas

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If you travel along U.S. Highway 59 in the Texarkana area, you'll soon notice a segment of the highway officially designated as Interstate 69.

It's being touted as the gateway to economic growth in the region.
    
When the signage on Highway 59 is changed to I-69, it will be the 5th section in Texas to receive the official designation.
    
Once completed, the I-69 system will run from Canada to Mexico.

"It gives Texarkana access to the Texas ports, which is significant for growth our area, said James Carlow, Vice-Chair I-69 Alliance. "It gives us three interstates intersecting in Texarkana: I-69, I-49 and I-30."

The Texas Department of Transportation will unveil the I-69 sign on Monday, September 23rd at 2 p.m. near the parking lot of the Albertson's on 7th Street.
    
The public is invited to attend.

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