Other NET RMA Priority Projects
Project: Widening & Straightening FM 1735
Funding: Titus County
Monies allocated: $320K
This project will improve safety on this well-traveled route that is used for residential commutes, Chapel Hill ISD K-12 attendance, and Northeast Texas Community College attendance. The residents here are very grateful for NET RMA’s assistance, as the project has been in TxDOT plans since the early 2000’s.
Funding: Upshur County and TxDOT’s rural transportation funding
Monies allocated: $280K + $40K (previously awarded)
As Gilmer looks to the future, this study will allow the community to make a plan for reducing congestion and improving mobility for motorists on US Hwy 271. This stretch of highway, which includes two school zones, is used by a mix of pedestrians, school buses, and through-traffic that includes heavy trucks.
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: $350K
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: $150K
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.