In 2018, TxDOT conducted a study to identify a feasible relief route alternative for the Jacksonville area. Although previous studies regarding a relief route were done, an updated study was warranted due to the population growth and changes in the surrounding land use. The Feasibility Study looked at routes on the city’s east and west sides. TxDOT hosted a series of public meetings and through that public involvement and engineering analysis, the study recommended a western corridor. The recommendation reflects two potential tie-in points north of Jacksonville, while only endorsing one southern connection, south of Jacksonville, at the existing Loop 456. The project’s schematic and environmental phase will determine a final route alignment.