King Announces Transportation Dollars Coming to Parker County

December 1, 2009

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Representative Phil King (R-Weatherford) announced today that Texas Transportation Commission has approved two new highway projects significantly impacting Parker County. King stated, “Our support of Proposition 12 in the 2007 Bond Referendum has resulted in two projects that will immediately benefit the residents of my district.”

The Texas Transportation Commission recently approved roughly $2 billion in highway projects throughout the state, aimed at increasing safety, rehabilitating pavement, expanding highway corridors of statewide significance and reducing traffic congestion in cities across the state.

“Fortunately, the commission has allotted over $40 million dollars of the Proposition 12 bond funds to make improvements for Parker County’s roadways,” King said, “The two projects encompass major sections of the I-20 corridor both east and west of Weatherford.”

To select projects, Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) staff utilized a collaborative approach. TxDOT districts and Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) were asked to develop a list of all needed projects that fit the bond program’s requirements and criteria to evaluate them.

“We work with our partners around the state to establish a prioritization process that would help meet transportation needs statewide as agreed upon by this group of experts,” said Deidre Delisi, Texas Transportation Commission chair.

More information, including a complete list of projects selected from Proposition 12 funding, can be found on TxDOT’s website,