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Senator Jane Nelson: District 12
Senator Jane Nelson
P.O. Box 12068, State Capitol
Austin, Texas 78711
Tel. (512) 463-0112
News Release
October 19, 2016
Contact: Melissa Duncan
At Long Last, TXDOT Breaks Ground on SH 199 In Azle

Azle — Today, Senator Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, announced the groundbreaking on the State Highway 199 Texas Clear Lanes project in Azle.

"This is one of the most anticipated days in Azle history, and I know my constituents are smiling today,” said Senator Nelson. “I am thrilled this critically needed project is finally moving forward. It is very rewarding to see our decision to end transportation diversions result in projects that will keep Texas moving forward."

This $56 million project will complete the 3-mile section of SH 199 between Western Center Boulevard and Nine Mile Bridge road adding six freeway lanes (three in each direction), ramps and three bridges at Western Center Boulevard, Hanger Cut-Off and Nine Mile Bridge Road. This project is part of the Legislature's $1.3 billion effort to end diversions from transportation. The SH 199 project will be awarded next month. For information on how TxDOT and local partners are further improving mobility, go to:

SENATOR JANE NELSON represents District 12, including portions of Tarrant and Denton Counties. She is Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, co-chair of the Transition Legislative Oversight Committee, and the highest-ranking Republican in the Texas Senate.