House Representative

White, James

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 12/21/2016

State Rep. White Announces TxDOT Transportation Improvement Projects in Southeast Texas

(Austin, TX) - The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has started and completed multiple transportation projects throughout Southeast Texas.

The widening of FM 356 from 2 to 4 lanes and an addition of curbs and gutters commenced in mid-November and is expected to be completed in about a year. The total cost of this project is estimated at $7,653,712.00.

In addition, the replacement of a bridge and approaches on Hwy 35N at the tributary of Long King Creek began in late November and will be completed in half a year. The estimated cost of this project stands at $812,182.78.

In addition, various projects were completed in Newton, Jasper, Hardin, and Liberty counties on a total of 37.637 miles of roadways. Jasper, additionally, saw the completion of a mill and inlay on SH 63 from the Angelina County line to 0.26 miles west of FM 2799. Lastly, numerous locations throughout the Beaumont transportation district saw surface treating, striping, and raised pavement marker projects be completed.

"I want to thank Southeast Texans for their support in building and improving roads and bridges with their overwhelming support of Proposition 7. Having good bridges and roads are tied to our ability to increase economic freedom, grow our local prosperity and ensure the safety of our families," said Rep. White.

If you have any questions, please contact State Representative James White's office at (512) 463-0490 or (409) 283-3700.