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On Monday, February 23, TxDOT provided the House Select Committee on Federal Economic Stabilization Funding information on its efforts to implement its portion of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), commonly known as the Economic Stimulus Package.

TxDOT released a list of transportation projects that would require $2.2 billion in stimulus funds that department staff will eventually narrow to projects requiring $1.2 billion. TxDOT also provided the committee with a list of maintenance projects that would require $508 million in stimulus money.

The committee was also provided with a list of $600 million in projects that could be funded through the state

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AUSTIN - On Wednesday, February 25, staff for the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) released a list of projects that could be developed using $1.2 billion in funds available to the state under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, commonly known as the economic stimulus package. TxDOT also recommended a list of maintenance and preservation projects that would require approximately $500 million in stimulus money.

The Texas Transportation Commission will meet in Austin on Wednesday, February 25 and Thursday, February 26. Wednesday's commission meeting is scheduled to include a discussion of TxDOT's work to prepare for the expenditure of stimulus funds. Thursday's meeting is scheduled to include commission action on the staff-recommended list of maintenance projects.

The Texas Transportation Commission is expected to vote on the $1.2 billion staff-recommended list during a special meeting on March 5. The staff recommendation was created by applying criteria developed by the state's local transportation leaders to an extensive list of projects that met the initial requirements for readiness established in the stimulus bill.

Project lists and more information are available on the TxDOT Web site, www.txdot.gov (keyword: "stimulus). Citizens can comment on TxDOT's proposal to implement the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act through the Web site, by fax (512-463-9896), by e-mail (AskTxDOT@dot.state.tx.us) or by writing to the department (125 East 11th Street, Austin, Texas 78701).


Ready to Let Date Proposer TxDOT District County Project Description

04/10 HGAC Houston Harris SH 99 Construct New Tollroad

05/09 HGAC Houston Harris BW 8 Construct Freeway Ramps

05/09 HGAC Houston Harris IH 10 Reconstruct Roadway

05/09 HGAC Houston Harris IH 610 Rebuild Roadway

Repair and Maintenance projects are also listed at the link

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