AUSTIN (TxDOT) – The Texas Transportation Commission yesterday approved 23 more projects (out of 200 planned projects) encompassing nearly $168 million worth of roadway construction, rehabilitation and restoration funded by Proposition 1.
Projects include the construction of additional lanes on US 277 in Archer County; the reconstruction and widening of FM 1637 in McLennan County; and the addition of new passing lanes on SH 176 in Andrews County.
In total, the 200 Proposition 1 projects will result in more than 800 miles of rehabilitated highways; nearly 500 miles of new highway lanes; 114 bridges replaced, widened or rehabilitated; and an additional 159 miles of passing lanes on rural highways. Metropolitan Planning Organizations and Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Districts worked together and with the public to formulate the list of projects.
Many TxDOT districts plan to use maintenance funds to repair or rehabilitate highways affected by production in energy sectors. These funds, along with Proposition 1 funds specifically allocated for energy sector needs, will allow projects in impacted areas to receive nearly 30 percent of total 2015 Proposition 1 funding.
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