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Polk County Transportation Improvement Projects on Long King Creek  print page

by: Rep. White, James

(Austin, TX) - Throughout Southeast Texas, Hurricane Harvey highlighted the importance of bridges and roads. In Newton and Polk counties, bridges and roads were the paths to refuge and safety for thousands of Texans.

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) completed a project that consisted of replacing the bridges and approaches on Rock Island Road at Bundix Creek, on Forest Hills Loop at Caney Creek and Horrace Bonds Road at the tributary of Long King Creek. The final cost of the project was $1,104,534.08

Additionally, TxDOT completed the replacing of bridges and approaches on Old Hwy. 35 N. at the tributary of Long King Creek and Oakdale Loop at Kibble Creek with a final cost of $808,472.18.

“I thank Southeast Texans for their continued support of our bridges and roads. Over the last few years, Texas taxpayers have approved constitutional amendments to dedicate their sales tax dollars and revenues for the Rainy Day Fund for bridges and roads in Texas. Without these vital projects, our economic prosperity would not continue to flourish. I thank the staff at TxDOT for prioritizing these projects that help my constituents get to and from work,” said Rep. White. “During this time of disaster recovery, I am thankful to TxDOT for completing projects that maintain our roadways open and facilitate travel throughout the area,” he concluded.

Please do not hesitate to contact either Saul Mendoza, Chief of Staff, or Shawn Dunn, District Director, with questions regarding these projects at 512-463-0490 or 409-283-3700.

Contact Info


Capitol Address:
District Address:

Room 4N.5

P.O. Box 2910,

Austin, TX 78768


512-463-9059 Fax

P.O. Box 395,

Woodville, TX 75979

1001 W. Bluff,

Woodville, TX 75979

(409) 283-3700

(409) 283-3702 Fax