Stimulus money will pay for some highway maintenance projects for East Texas - KTRE.com | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas

Stimulus money will pay for some highway maintenance projects for East Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - State transportation officials moved forward Thursday with a bundle of road and bridge maintenance projects to be paid for by $505 million in federal economic stimulus money headed to Texas. The Texas Transportation Commission is expected to approve $1.2 billion in bigger highway projects using the federal cash next week. Texas is set to get $2.25 billion in transportation money from the stimulus plan signed into law last week by President Barack Obama. Republican Gov. Rick Perry has criticized the federal economic stimulus bill, but he and his transportation allies have long said the state needs more money for roads to ease traffic congestion. The five-person transportation commission, all his appointees, easily voted to approve the stimulus money maintenance work Thursday. On Wednesday, the Texas Department of Transportation staff issued a list of projects that meet federal criteria and could be ready to go soon, and thus be paid for with economic stimulus money. The commission also approved Texas Department of Transportation support for 10 aviation projects valued at $49.7 million. Those stimulus-funded projects will be submitted to the Federal Aviation Administration for a final decision.

To learn about the projects in your region go to Texas Department of Transportation at www.txdot.gov  (keyword "stimulus").

  • East Texas NewsMore>>

  • Restaurant Report: Nacogdoches 08/17/17

    Restaurant Report: Nacogdoches 08/17/17

    Thursday, August 17 2017 7:16 PM EDT2017-08-17 23:16:55 GMT

    Lucky Stop No. 1, Frog's, Cici's Pizza, Jack in the Box, KJ's Convenience Store, Morgan Oil Fuel Stop Deli and Grill, Nini's Fresh Donuts, Kroger Signature Fiids Deli and Bakery, Maklemore's Ale House and Bistro, Raising Cane's, Chili's Grill and Bar, Whataburger, Subway on South Street, and Pizza Hut on South Street.

    More >>

    Lucky Stop No. 1, Frog's, Cici's Pizza, Jack in the Box, KJ's Convenience Store, Morgan Oil Fuel Stop Deli and Grill, Nini's Fresh Donuts, Kroger Signature Foods Deli and Bakery, Maklemore's Ale House and Bistro, Raising Cane's, Chili's Grill and Bar, Whataburger, Subway on South Street, and Pizza Hut on South Street.

    More >>
  • Lufkin takes LLWS opener, 5-1

    Lufkin takes LLWS opener, 5-1

    Thursday, August 17 2017 10:08 PM EDT2017-08-18 02:08:20 GMT

    Lufkin made a tremendous debut in their first-ever trip to the Little League World Series in a 5-1 win over Michigan.

    More >>

    Lufkin made a tremendous debut in their first-ever trip to the Little League World Series in a 5-1 win over Michigan.

    More >>
  • TxDOT announces speed reduction approval for TX 7 East

    TxDOT announces speed reduction approval for TX 7 East

    TxDOT announces speed reduction approval for TX 7 East

    Thursday, August 17 2017 8:41 PM EDT2017-08-18 00:41:29 GMT
    Source: KTRE StaffSource: KTRE Staff

    The Texas Department of Transportation have completed their reevaluation of State Highway 7 East, and will approve a speed reduction for a portion of the roadway. 

    More >>

    The Texas Department of Transportation have completed their reevaluation of State Highway 7 East, and will approve a speed reduction for a portion of the roadway. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly