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What State Road Projects Should Prop. 1 Funds Be Spent On?

Tuesday in Houston and Rosenberg, the Houston-Galveston Area Council presented public meetings to share details on the Greater Houston area state highway projects it wants to see funded this year through money voters allocated in November from the state’s rainy day fund. Proposition 1 allocates $1.7 billion this year. Some $288 million of that will […]

Tuesday in Houston and Rosenberg, the Houston-Galveston Area Council presented public meetings to share details on the Greater Houston area state highway projects it wants to see funded this year through money voters allocated in November from the state’s rainy day fund.

Proposition 1 allocates $1.7 billion this year. Some $288 million of that will come to the eight-county Houston region. High on the list here: the continued widening of U.S. 290, from the Grand Parkway to the Waller County Line, and the left-hand exit from I-45 to the Allen Parkway.

Today, we run down the complete list of projects which, subject to state approval, will be taken up this year. But we also discuss what other state roads, highways, farm to market roads, and highway entrances and exits are in need of repair, widening or alteration. We welcome your examples. Where on these roads do you feel most like a white-knuckle driver? Which highways are in need of the most attention? Where do you think a simple change in how traffic is routed could make your drive better?

Share your thoughts, as we talk with H-GAC’s Alan Clark, and Houston Public Media transportation reporter Gail Delaughter.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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