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TxDOT Transportation Projects in HD 19  print page

by: Rep. White, James

(Austin, TX) – Throughout Southeast Texas, Hurricane Harvey highlighted the importance of bridges and roads. In HD 19, bridges and roads were the paths to refuge and safety for thousands of Texans.

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has provided updates to some of the projects currently underway in our counties.

Tyler County
TxDOT has completed a project on FM 2992 from FM 1746 to two miles south of FM 1746. The project consisted of a safety project to widen the pavement.

Newton County
Last week, construction began at Burr's Ferry Bridge. This project will consist of a bridge repair project that includes retrofitting the bridge bents.

Polk County
A project located on US 59 around SL 393 was completed and consisted of an overlay with PFC on the north bound lanes.

“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 Saul Mendoza, Chief of Staff, with questions regarding this release at 512-463-0490 or 409-283-3700.

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Woodville, TX 75979

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Woodville, TX 75979

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