State Representative James White is pleased to announce an upcoming project funded by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to expand a segment of U.S. 69 in Woodville south of U.S. 190. In March, the state will begin soliciting bids to widen .30 miles of US 69 by Walmart and the strip mall next to Bealls to accommodate a two-way left turn lane, a right turn lane, and an acceleration lane. Construction is anticipated to start later this year, with an estimated cost of $421,405.
White welcomed the news. "This much needed improvement will increase the safety of a heavily traveled road and promote new development in our community," he explained. "While large metropolitan areas often seem to be prioritized over rural ones like Tyler County, it is only fair that we receive this assistance, and I commend TxDOT for recognizing our local needs and allocating resources to address them. I anticipate this improvement creating more good-paying middle-class jobs and growing our economy in Tyler County, and I look forward to continue working with TxDOT in the future to further develop our transportation infrastructure."