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More Than $2 Billion in Texas Road Projects ApprovedMore Than $2 Billion in Texas Road Projects Approvedhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=103172015-02-27T11:40:00Z2015-02-27T00:00:00Z

AUSTIN (TxDOT) – The Texas Transportation Commission today approved the construction of 201 road projects giving momentum to much-needed progress across the state.

Starting in March, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will begin awarding projects to contractors with construction kicking off soon after.

“Between Proposition 1’s $1.74 billion and other funding sources, we are able to allocate $2 billion to projects that will help address roadway congestion, safety and the growing demands on our infrastructure," said Texas Transportation Commission Chairman Ted Houghton.

Among the projects are more than 800 miles of rehabilitated highways; nearly 500 miles of new highway lanes; 64 bridge replacements; and 18 lane-widening enhancements that will add 159 miles of passing lanes to rural highways.

Many TxDOT districts plan to use money dedicated for maintenance to repair or rehabilitate highways affected by production in the energy sector. These funds, along with Proposition 1 funds specifically allocated for energy sector needs, mean that projects in areas affected by energy sector development are receiving nearly 30 percent of total 2015 Proposition 1 funding.

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