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AUSTIN -- An additional $250 million is available for Texas highways impacted by energy sector traffic. This money, according to an Oct. 9 Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) letter from TxDOT Executive Director Phil Wilson, is from “vehicle registration fees received above the amounts estimated for the Fiscal Year 2012-13 biennium in order to repair the attached roadways that have been impacted by energy sector activity.”

The following roads for repair, as posted on Texas Sen. Judith Zaffirini’s website, include:

Wilson County:

•U.S. 87 from Stockdale to Nixon

•F.M. 1344 from F.M. 541 to the Karnes County line

•F.M. 541 from U.S. 181 to F.M. 1344

•S.H. 97 from Loop 181 to the Atascosa County line

•S.H. 97 from U.S. 87 to U.S. 181

•U.S. 181 from Poth to the Karnes County line

Atascosa County:

•F.M. 541 from IH-37 to the Wilson County line

•S.H. 97 from IH-37 to the Wilson County line

•SH. 97 from S.H. 16 to F.M. 3510

•F.M. 1099 from U.S. 281A to F.M. 99

•S.H. 16 from Jourdanton city limits to F.M. 140

•S.H. 16 from the Poteet city limits to F.M. 3350.

The repairs are necessary because of the extremely high volume of oil and gas industry truck traffic in Senate District 21, which includes the majority of rigs, the majority of production, and the top-producing counties in the Eagle Ford Shale.
 

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