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TTC releases funds for road repairs in energy-boom areas




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AUSTIN -- Recognizing a growing traffic safety concern in the state’s energy-production areas, the Texas Transportation Commission has awarded a $150 million contract to Austin-Angel, JV (Austin Bridge & Road and Angel Brothers) for much-needed road work resulting from the state’s oil and gas boom. The funding, part of the $225 million provided by the Legislature through House Bill 1025 for energy sector road improvements, will allow the Texas Department of Transportation to begin repairing and rehabilitating roadways damaged by heavy trucks and increased traffic in these regions.

In 2012, crashes in Texas’ five energy sectors (Eagle Ford shale, Permian Basin, Barnett Shale, Granite Wash, and Haynesville/Bossier), rose by 6 percent over the previous year, while fatalities rose 13 percent.

“While increased energy exploration and production activities are yielding tremendous economic benefits for Texas, the unprecedented volumes of heavy traffic are contributing to crashes and fatalities,” said Phil Wilson, TxDOT executive director. “We are pleased that our commission agreed to fund some of these safety-focused rehabilitation and repair projects.”

Overall, the $150 million project, set to begin in spring of 2014, will improve mobility and address safety concerns by widening damaged roadways to better accommodate the increased volume of heavy vehicles. Focused on the Corpus Christi, Laredo, San Antonio, and Yoakum districts, Austin-Angel, JV will reconstruct or resurface 27 roadways and bridges in most need of restoration.

As the Texas oil and gas industries help move the United States toward energy independence, the state has identified more than $400 million in immediate roadway safety needs, such as repairs to severe edge damage on narrow roadways, deep rutting, and pavement damage caused by the increased traffic associated with these activities. Estimates show an additional $1 billion per year is needed to restore roadways heavily impacted by energy development to “good” or “better” conditions.

Find out more at TxDOT.gov.
 

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