The Texas Transportation Commission last week approved plans that include the possible funding of $2.5 billion in construction projects over the next 10 years, with $378 million designated for the Lufkin District. The funding is aimed at enhancing safety, reducing congestion, improving connectivity and maintaining the highway system statewide.
The projects are part of the Unified Transportation Program (UTP), which is a 10-year planning document that guides project development leading to project approval, funding, construction and planning and development activities. The program is developed annually, and while it is not a budget and does not serve as a guarantee that projects will be built, it is a critical tool in project development in a long-term context. It serves as a commitment that TxDOT makes to future construction projects.
Lufkin District projects included in the UTP are:
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