ROCKWALL COUNTY – In an ongoing effort to enhance state roadways and address congestion, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) approved a contract award for construction to widen FM 3097 (Horizon Road) in Rockwall.
The contract for $9.3 million was awarded to Ed Bell Construction Company. The project includes widening the current road from two to four lanes between FM 740 (Ridge Road) and Tubbs Street.
“Like all of Texas, the urban areas of our state will continue to see rapid population growth,” said Commissioner Victor Vandergriff. “Relieving congestion on our roadways not only improves our quality of life, but also enhances economic opportunities. We are pleased to partner with state and local entities who share our vision of keeping Texas moving.”
Also in Rockwall County a project to rehabilitate existing pavement on SH 205 from south of West Heath Street to John King Boulevard was awarded to APAC-Texas, Inc. in the amount of $1.7 million.
Construction start dates will be established in upcoming meetings between TxDOT and the contractors.
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