Transportation

TxDOT Commission Approves $70 Billion For Congestion Relief And Mobility Improvements

That money will help pay for some major projects in the Houston region.

Alan Clark with the Houston-Galveston Area Council speaking before the Texas Transportation Commission.
Alan Clark with the Houston-Galveston Area Council speaking before the Texas Transportation Commission.

The Texas Transportation Commission has approved $70 billion in new projects. The work will take place over the next ten years as part of TxDOT's Unified Transportation Program. Officials say it's the largest allocation in TxDOT's history.

The program will pay for millions of dollars of work in the Houston region. That includes a new Ship Channel Bridge on the Sam Houston Tollway, along with construction of the eastern segments of the Grand Parkway. There's also money for bike and pedestrian improvements.

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Gail Delaughter

Gail Delaughter

Transportation Reporter

From early-morning interviews with commuters to walks through muddy construction sites, Gail covers all aspects of getting around Houston. That includes walking, driving, cycling, taking the bus, and occasionally flying. Before she became transportation reporter in 2011, Gail hosted weekend programs for Houston Public Media. She's also covered courts in...

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