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January 11th, 2008
Long road approaches surprise finish with I-35 improvements

Hays Highway Editor

At the end of a long, rough road, the Interstate-35 towns in Hays County could wind up with more road improvements than once thought under a tortured pass-through financing agreement with the state.

Hays County Precinct 2 Commissioner Jeff Barton (D-Kyle) said Wednesday that talks with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) are seriously addressing the possibility of re-trenching $47 million once ear-marked for RR 12 to improve I-35 and its access roads under a re-worked agreement.

“My hope is that we might be able to shift some of the money from RR 12, since there’s no community consensus about addressing that road,” Barton said. “They (TxDOT) see that this part of the county has consistently and diligently tried to make something happen on FM 1626.”


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