The Texas Transportation Commission has approved 22 projects valued at roughly $304 million as part of the sixth round of the state’s Proposition 1 transportation funding program. This brings the total number of projects approved to 115 out of the 200 planned.
The fifth round included 17 projects at a value of $401.5 million.
Proposition 1, approved by the Texas voters last November, will cover more than 800 miles of highway rehabilitation, including 500 miles of new highway lanes; 114 replaced, widened, or rehabilitated bridges; and 159 miles of passing lanes added to rural highways.
Sixth Round Project Funds
County Bid Total
San Patricio $3,883,042
El Paso $12,757,147
San Augustine $7,319,959
Tom Green $6,072,494
“The Commission and Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) continue to deliver needed transportation projects that will greatly benefit Texas drivers and the state’s economy,” said TxDOT Executive Director Joe Weber. “The message from community leaders and local planning organizations, as well as the message sent by voters when they approved Proposition 1 last November, is that transportation concerns must be addressed in a manner that is both efficient and effective. Our efforts continue to prove we hear and understand that message.”