Millions coming to Houston to fix roads

February 26, 2009 4:30:38 AM PST
The state of Texas is working to figure out how to spend billions of dollars from the economic stimulus plan.[SIGN UP: Get headlines and breaking news sent to you]

Under the stimulus package, Texas is expected to get $2.25 billion in transportation money and a lot of that money is headed to Houston. To be exact, $51 million will be headed to Houston to help improve roads here.

Currently, there are 23 projects in the Houston area which involve resurfacing or repair work. A large portion of the funds will go towards maintenance work along FM 2978, U.S. 290, Texas 225 and U.S. 90. And there is a possibly that the Grand Parkway could also receive an estimated $197 million.

Harris County is not the only local county getting funds. Brazoria, Fort Bend, Montgomery, Waller and Galveston counties will also get a big chuck of stimulus funds. A big portion of what Galveston County will get will be used to repair a landing on the Bolivar Peninsula which was damaged by Hurricane Ike.

Even though the money is being allocated already, it could be several months before the state actually receives the funds.

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