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TXDOT breaks ground for frontage road along I-10
SEGUIN -- Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) officials joined civic and elected officials of Seguin to mark the start of a unique frontage road project along westbound I-10 in Seguin that will enhance safety, mobility, and economic development.
The new frontage road, according to an Oct. 21 TxDOT press release, officially began Oct. 13, and will connect S.H. 46 and F.M. 464 on the city’s northwest side. The road will be mostly one-way -- westbound -- but will feature a two-way frontage road between Friesenhahn Road and S.H. 46. The total estimated project cost is $4.7 million and should wrap up late summer 2014.
Funding for the project is where the story of this frontage road becomes unique: The project is entirely funded by local coffers, with money coming from three separate sources. The city of Seguin and the Seguin Economic Development Corp. will pay as much as $1.25 million each, for a total of $2.5 million effectively coming from the city. NewQuest Properties, a commercial development company with plans to bring a major shopping center to the area, will pay the remaining tab. The estimated portion of NewQuest’s share currently sits at about $2.2 million, but that number could go up if the project requires.
Continued development of frontage roads -- between S.H. 123 and F.M. 464 -- is on the current TxDOT five-year plan. This project is the first step in that process. Angel Brothers Enterprises of New Braunfels is constructing the two-lane frontage road, which will also feature protected turn lanes for those entering the proposed commercial development. Necessary utility lines will be extended along the frontage road to serve the new development as well.
For more information, contact TxDOT Public Information Officer Josh Donat at firstname.lastname@example.org or 210-615-5932.
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