AUSTIN (Texas Department of Transportation) – The Texas Transportation Commission yesterday approved 17 more projects totaling more than $400 million worth of roadway construction, rehabilitation and restoration.
To date, commissioners have now approved final contract awards on 93 of the 200 planned Proposition 1 projects across the state.
Specific projects awarded this month include new road construction on US 83 in Hidalgo County, construction of an interchange on I-10 in Beaumont and intersection improvements on I-40 in Amarillo.
Proposition 1, which dedicates a portion of oil and gas tax revenue to the state highway fund, was approved last November by Texas voters. The 200 planned 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.
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