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Weekly Road Report

Governor Abbott, TxDOT Developing Record $100 Billion Plan for Projects Actorss Texas

Ten-year plan to help meet demand on roads amid population boom and economic growth

AUSTIN – Gov. Greg Abbott and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) are proposing a record 10-year $100 billion transportation plan that will increase the number of projects to improve congestion, maintain roadways, and increase safety across the state. It is estimated to be $15 billion more than the 2023 Unified Transportation Program (UTP). They base it on the record projected revenue for the state, derived primarily from growth in Proposition 1 (2015 legislative session) revenues generated by oil and gas severance fees dedicated to highway improvements.

This unprecedented investment in the 2024 UTP would also increase funding in vital areas, including safety, the energy sector, rural and urban connectivity, border infrastructure, maintenance, and preservation.

“I’m proud to announce a record $100 billion plan to strengthen and improve our transportation infrastructure,” said Governor Abbott. “Under TxDOT’s 2024 Unified Transportation Program, we will dedicate critical funds to bolster our major roadway infrastructure to address the unique needs of Texans in rural, urban, and metropolitan communities. This 10-year plan will further jumpstart our economy and keep Texas the economic juggernaut of the nation. Together, we are working to ensure that Texas remains the premier destination for people and businesses.”

“As the state of Texas continues to see exponential population and economic growth, this funding will help meet the needs of all Texans,” TxDOT Commission Chairman J. Bruce Bugg, Jr. said. “As cities grow yearly, we must continue to address congestion in our busiest parts of the state through our Texas Clear Lanes initiative, which is also set to get a significant boost.”

“Safety is a top priority for TxDOT, and these funding levels reflect that,” TxDOT Executive Director Marc Williams said. “This historic UTP allows the department to deliver on a record number of projects that are not only innovative but will help improve safety for all Texans. These efforts can and do impact our ability to reduce fatalities on our roadways drastically.”

The total proposed direct and indirect investment in safety in the 2024 UTP is approximately $17 billion, a nearly $3 billion increase over the 2023 UTP. In addition, Texas Clear Lanes congestion relief projects will also see an increase of $1 billion over the next ten years, urban and rural connectivity will increase by $3.4 billion, and a 2-year border projects program will increase from $60 million to $120 million. A full breakdown is available online.

TxDOT currently has more than $33 billion in transportation projects under construction throughout Texas, with more than 7,000 transportation projects underway or scheduled to break ground in 2023. TxDOT and the Texas Transportation Commission will evaluate assignments for inclusion in the 2024 UTP through May. The public will be able to weigh in on the proposed changes to the UTP before the Texas Transportation Commission approves the plan in August 2023.

For media inquiries, contact TxDOT Public Information Officer Heather Deaton at Heather.Deaton@txdot.gov or (903) 799-1306.

TxDOT Atlanta District

Feb 26 – Mar 4

 Bowie County 

  • I-30 – From FM 989 to AR State Line, reconstructing and widening the highway, concrete paving in median
  • I-30 – From FM 989 to FM 3419, an extension of frontage roads. FM 2148 closed under the I-30 bridge.
  • I-30 – Westbound at Exit 207/Spur 594, ramp rehabilitation. Exit & entrance ramps are closed, with westbound traffic restricted to one lane.
  • I-30 – Eastbound from FM 990, drainage upgrades. Traffic is limited to one lane in some areas.
  • SH 8 – At Sulphur River, replacing bridges
  • SH 98 – At Anderson Creek, bridge replacement, with traffic restricted to one lane, with signal lights controlling traffic through the work zone.

Camp County 

  • SL 255 – From FM 1520 to US 271, constructing a highway, County Road 2120 detoured

Cass County

  • SH 8 – At Sulphur River, replacing bridges
  • US 67 – Widening bridge at Jennings Slough, lanes open to traffic, seal coat scheduled
  • US 59 – From 1.2 miles south of FM 2328N to 1.9 miles south of FM 2328S, resurfacing road, bridge rail improvements. Northbound lane closure

  Harrison County 

  • US 59 – At I-20, replacing the bridge with US 59’s traffic, shifted to southbound lanes.
  • I-20 – Concrete pavement repairs. Daytime lane closures
  • I-20 – Bridge maintenance. Lane closures on the north frontage road at Mason Creek
  • I-20 – At Lansing Switch Road, constructing a new bridge over the interstate, with traffic open to Lansing Switch Road
  • SH 43 – At Kansas City Southern Railroad in Karnack, the bridge over the railroad is widening. Roadway open
  • FM 3001 – At Little Cypress Bayou Relief. Replacing bridge. Temporary traffic signals in place, lane closure with two-way traffic
  • US 80 – From SL 281 to Tom Brown Parkway, installing safety barrier cable, daytime lane closures

Panola County 

  • US 59 (Loop) – From Business 59 north of Carthage to US 79 east, rehabilitating highway, with the Roadways open, seal coat scheduled.
  • US 59 – From Harrison County line to US 79 north, installing safety barrier cable
  • SH 149 – 0.8 miles south of SH 315 to US 59. Widening road 

Titus County

  • US 271 – At Dickson Creek, Big Slough Creek, White Oak Creek & White Oak Creek Relief, replacing bridges

  Upshur County 

  • US 271 – From 5.9 miles north of SH 155 to 1.5 miles north of SH 155, resurfacing road. Lane, shoulder closures
  • US 80 – From Wood County line to 0.3 miles east of SH 155N, resurfacing road

TxDOT Paris District

Feb 26 – Mar 4

Delta, Lamar, and Red River Counties

Contacts: Paris Area Office (903) 784-1357; Delta Co. Maintenance (903) 395-2139; Lamar Co. Maintenance (903) 785-4468; Red River Co. Maintenance (903) 427-3561.

SH 37, Red River County: from US 82 to the Texas-Oklahoma state line, watch for temporary lane and shoulder closures while crews resurface the roadway and perform bridge maintenance.

FM 906, Lamar County: from FM 2648 to CR 47400. Watch for temporary lane closures while crews rehabilitate the existing pavement and improve drainage structures.

FM 38, Lamar County: from US 82 to US 82. Watch for temporary lane and shoulder closures while crews improve drainage structures and upgrade bridge rail and metal-beam guard fence.

FM 1487, Red River County: from FM 909 to FM 910. Watch for temporary lane closures while crews widen and rehabilitate the existing pavement and improve drainage structures.

Loop 286, Lamar County: from FM 1497 around the North Loop to FM 1507. Watch for temporary lane and shoulder closures while crews improve guardrail and drainage structures, perform bridge maintenance, and place bonded concrete surfacing.

Loop 286/US 271 South Interchange, Lamar County: from Dawn Drive going south to the North Loop 286, turn around. Watch for temporary lane and shoulder closures, lane shifts, and traffic merges while crews improve guardrails and perform bridge maintenance.

FM 64, Delta County: from FM 128 to SH 1532. Watch for temporary lane closures while crews rehabilitate the existing pavement and improve drainage structures.

FM 2675, Delta County: from Lamar County line to FM 128, watch for temporary lane closures while crews rehabilitate the existing pavement and improve drainage structures.

BU 271 (North Main Street), Lamar County: from Santa Fe Street to one-quarter mile north of Stone Avenue, watch for temporary lane closures while crews install the sidewalk.

FM 411, FM 1159, FM 1699, FM 2283, US 82, and US 37, Red River County: Watch for temporary lane closures while crews remove debris from recent storm damage.

FM 1499, FM 906, FM 2820, FM 79, FM 1510, US 271 North, and FM 197, Lamar County: Watch for temporary lane closures while crews remove debris from recent storm damage.

US 82, Lamar County: at the FM 1502 intersection. Watch for temporary lane closures and traffic/lane shifts as crews widen the roadway to install a left-turn lane and improve drainage structures.

Hopkins, Franklin Counties

Contacts: Sulphur Springs Area Office (903) 885-9514; Franklin Co. Maintenance (903) 537-4976; Hopkins Co. Maintenance (903) 885-4031.

FM 1536, Hopkins County: from SH 19 to FM 71. Watch for lane closures and short delays as crews place pavement markings on the roadway.