The state has released the final list of roads in our area that will see construction projects in the next few months.
The money to fund the improvement comes from the recently passed economic stimulus package. The approved list totals about 30-million in contracts.
That's half as much as what was first proposed for the local district of the Texas Department of Transportation.
The list contains more than $30 million worth of improvements. These projects are spread out across the Brazos Valley. These projects include resurfacing and repairing roadways like State Highway 21 and FM 80. A list of these projects is below.
The state has chosen these projects, because each could be started within the next few months. This way, the stimulus money would have an immediate impact on the economy.
The Texas Department of Transportation is responsible for maintaining nearly 80,000 miles of road and for supporting aviation, rail and public transportation across the state.
Here are the projects that were funded for the Brazos Valley:
$13,133,174 - FM 60 - FM 50 to Old River - Widen the roadway
$1,059,977 - SH 21 - FM2818 to FM 158 - Resurface roadway
$157,235 - SH 21 - 0.1 mile east of FM 974 to Bluebonnet Street - Resurface roadway
$408,170 - FM 60 - BS 6-R (Texas Ave) to Tarrow Street - Resurface roadway
$234,864 - FM 60 - FM 2818 to Discovery Drive - Resurface roadway
$664,293 - FM 2347 - FM 2125 to BS-6R (Texas Ave) - Resurface roadway
$747,234 - FM 542 - 2.5 miles north of SH 7 to SH 7 - Repair roadway
$420,000 - FM 1179 - 0.1 miles east of F M158 to the SH 65 northbound frontage road - Resurface roadway
$8,691,661 - IH 45 - Keechi Creek to Bliss Creek - Resurface roadway
$2,801,100 - SH 36 - Bushy Creek to north of FM 60 in Lyons - Resurface roadway
$243,759 - FM 80 - FM 1449 to FM 27 - Repair roadway
$2,002,589 - FM 80 - FM 27 to US 84 - Repair roadway
$2,547,938 - FM 80 - SH 75 to FM 1449 - Repair roadway