Texas Transportation Commission

In an effort to accelerate funding and construction on I-35 through Central Texas, the Texas Transportation Commission discussed a proposed plan at its meeting last month to add an additional $4.3 billion to build new lanes on I35 through Austin. The funding would be in addition to already approved amount, bringing the total investment on the I-35 Capital Express Project to $7.5 billion.

The five-member Texas Transportation Commission approved the $77 billion 2020 Unified Transportation Program (UTP) submitted by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) on Aug. 29; a 326-page plan that will guide the agency's transportation strategy over the next decade.

The Texas Transportation Commission approved approximately $500,000 for the Hale County Airport. The funds will be used as reimbursement for the acquisition of a hangar. The project is being funded through the city of Plainview, Hale County and the Texas Department of Transportation's (TxDOT) Aviation Facilities Grant Program, which preserves and improves the state's general aviation system, including the Hale County Airport.

Additional capacity will be added to U.S. 183 North from MoPac to RM 620. The Texas Transportation Commission authorized the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority (CTRMA) to fund and construct two tolled managed lanes in each direction in the median of U.S.

When it comes to dollars and transportation, January 2019 was a record month for the Texas Department of Transportation's Amarillo District — letting four projects totaling $100 million. One of those projects is the first step in relocating State Loop (SL) 335 west to Helium Road, beginning with the construction of frontage roads from FM 2590 to Interstate 40 — known as Segment B-2 Phase 1.

Work is under way on an $894 million design-build Grand Parkway Project segments H, I-1 and I-2 on SH 99 from U.S. 59 to I-10 northeast of Houston. It is considered the second phase of the Grand Parkway Project. The entire project covers 52.8 mi. at a cost of $1.28 billion.

A U.S. Congressional delegation from Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi has introduced legislation that would expand the congressionally designated Interstate 14 corridor across the three states. U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (TX-36), a member of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, introduced the I-14 Expansion and Improvement Act of 2018 legislation.

I-35E in the Southern Gateway corridor of Dallas is the 17th most congested roadway segment in Texas, according to the Texas A&M Transportation Institute. An estimated 218,000 vehicles travel through the Southern Gateway corridor every day. The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), in collaboration with Texas Clear Lanes Initiative, is reconstructing 11 mi.

Texas Transportation Commissioners approved more than $258 million in new construction projects including more than $11.1 million approved for the Lufkin District in Shelby, Angelina and Polk counties. Shelby County was approved for $9.5 million construction project on U.S.

North Texans will soon begin seeing improvements to one of the state's most congested roadways, due to the decision by the Texas Transportation Commission to select Pegasus Link Constructors as the design-build contractor for The Southern Gateway project.

In an effort to enhance mobility and support interstate trade, the Texas Transportation Commission, approved the designation of a 25-mi. segment of the state highway system as Interstate14. This is the first segment of I-14 to be designated in Texas. It will run jointly with U.S.