Location: Hawkins Parkway & Good Shepherd Way
Project Specifics: Installation of a traffic signal and widening of Hawkins Parkway to accomplish left turn-lanes
Funding: City of Longview, and NET RMA
Benefit of Project: Reduce crashes, improve east to west connectivity and reduce congestion
Economic Development Act: Project completion will serve as a catalyst for economic development
Monies allocated: $270,000
Project: Rural Rail District Henderson-Overton HOB Shortline Upgrade
Location: Off of US 259 between SH 31 and US 79
Project Specifics: HOB would be upgraded to maintain Class I rating, including railroad-tie and ballast improvements
Funding: Rusk County Rural Rail District, Blacklands, and NET RMA
Benefit of Project: Improve safety and reduce truck traffic
Economic Development Act: Project completion will serve as a catalyst to bring new business to the region
Monies allocated: $240,000
Location: North of the intersection of US 69 and SH 37 in Wood County
Project Specifics: The project will include doubling the airport’s aircraft parking apron area, make drainage improvements to the property and update the long term airport layout.
Funding: Wood County Airport, Wood County, TxDOT, and NET RMA
Benefit of Projects: The project will increase the volume of aircraft that can be locate at the airport and will enlarge the aircraft fueling areas
Economic Development Act: The completion of the upgrades will allow more aircraft to conduct business locally which will support more economic development in the East Texas Region.
Monies allocated: $125,000
Project: Widening & Straightening FM 1735
Location: FM 1735/Chapel Hill Road/Northeast College Road
Project Specifics: Purchasing of right-of-way and utility relocation
Funding: Titus County, and NET RMA
Benefit of Project: The project will strengthen the development of the new loop including residential development by producing a safer and faster route to the schools, college, and other parts in the South East quadrant of the county
Economic Development Act: Project completion will serve as a catalyst for residential development.
Monies allocated: $320,000
Location: US Hwy 271
Project Specifics: The second phase of the study will develop and analyze both interim and long term potential transportation solutions to relieve congestion and to improve mobility and safety
Funding: Upshur County, TxDOT’s rural transportation funding, and NET RMA
Benefit of Project: Project will reduce congestion an improve mobility for motorists on US Hwy 271
Economic Development Act: Interim and long term solutions resulting from the study will help in improving safety and reducing congestion which will in turn help businesses along the highway and could spur new economic development activity.
Monies allocated: $280,000 + $40,000 (previously awarded)
Project: West Spur Feasibility Study
Location: connects existing I-369/US 59 to I-30, US Hwy 82 and US Hwy 67
Benefit of project: provide freight traffic relief for Texarkana urban center, enhanced multi-modal connectivity for RRAD, TAC and the overall I-69 system by providing increased connectivity.
Monies allocated: $350,000
Location: 4 miles from the intersection of US 80 going south to intersection of I-20.
Funding: Harrison County Road and Bridge Fund
Benefit of Project: Will be the initial keystone block in the I-69 system in the Northeast Texas segment stretching from Bowie County to Nacogdoches County. It would ultimately become eligible to become part of the Interstate Highway system due to linkages with I-20. This segment would greatly relieve traffic congestion and provide safer travel through this part of the state.
Monies allocated: $150,000
Location: Mineola, TX
Funding: Local funds
Benefit of project: $200M capital investment in poultry complex, 1,700 new jobs, increased utility revenues and franchise fees, etc.
Monies allocated: $172,183
Location: Northeast Longview, Gregg County, Texas
Funding: Partnership between City of Longivew, Gregg County and TxDOT.
Benefit of project: US 259 is a principal artery of regional significance. It functions as a critical freight corridor linking the Gulf Coast to Oklahoma.
Economic Development Activities: The project promotes an extensive list of retail, medical and residential planned developments near the project.
Monies allocated: $400,000