HOUSTON (KTRK) -- If you are tired of driving on congested freeways and bumpy roads, some relief is on its way. You voted on it, the state approved it, and now billions of dollars are coming to improve Texas roads.
This week, TxDOT released a list of proposed projects it plans to tackle with funding from the recently-passed Proposition 1. A total of $1.74 billion is being funneled into state roads, with $278 million coming to the Houston area.
TxDOT has identified more than a dozen projects in the Houston area.
In Galveston County, part of FM-646 is set to be widened from two lanes to a four-lane divided highway in Galveston County, near Santa Fe.
In Fort Bend County, widening part of US-59 to a six-lane highway with two-lane feeder roads.
In Montgomery County, FM-2978 is also expected to be widened from two to four lanes, just north of Tomball.
Many other projects are also on the list, including funding for US-290 and other projects in Harris County. The list is not final, and drivers will have a chance to provide feedback until February 23. Even with the additional transportation funding from Proposition 1, Texas still faces a $3.3 billion budget shortfall for transportation and traffic funding.
Comments may be submitted via email to TPP_UTP@txdot.gov; by phone at (800) 687-8108. To see if funding is coming to a road near you, check the TxDOT website.
TxDOT announces Prop 1 projects in the Houston area