Vidor is a city in western Orange County, Texas, United States. A city of Southeast Texas, it lies at the intersection of Interstate 10 and Farm to Market Road 105, six miles east of Beaumont. The town is mainly a bedroom community for the nearby refining complexes in Beaumont and Port Arthur and is part of the Beaumont-Port Arthur Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 11,440 at the 2000 census.
The Vidor Loop Project has been under consideration by TxDOT for twenty years to alleviate the congestion on FM 105. This project is approximately 7 miles long and will connect north and south FM 105.
Orange County commissioned an economist to evaluate the value of this new road to the community. The economist found the Vidor Loop project will bring over $600 million to the local economy over a 20-year period.
In October, 2011, $25 million designated for the Vidor Loop Project through its Pass-Through Toll program for a project that is estimated at $33 million total construction cost.
Currently, TSG-i is creating a regional mobility authority for Orange, Jefferson and Hardin Counties. Several TRZs are planned to capture value for the debt service.