FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 28, 2017
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AUSTIN, TX -- Today, the Texas Transportation Commission (TxDOT) approved $510 million in funding for Senate District 20, including Brooks, Hidalgo, Jim Wells, and Nueces counties. The monies will come from TxDOT under the 2017 Unified Transportation Program which authorizes projects for construction, development and planning activities and includes projects involving highways, aviation, public transportation, and state and coastal waterways.
The following funding was approved for each county in Senate District 20:
|Brooks County|| ||$58.2 million|
|Hidalgo County|| ||$218.2 million|
|Jim Wells County|| ||$70.0 million|
|Nueces County|| ||$163.5 million|
Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa issued the following statement:
"It's exciting news for Senate District 20 that several transportation projects have been approved by the Texas Transportation Commission to receive a total of $510 million in funding. As one of the fastest growing areas of the state, infrastructure is key to continue the economic growth of South Texas.
Transportation funding for our district projects has been a top legislative priority. This funding is critical to improve our transportation system and infrastructure needs that will greatly benefit South Texas.
Thank you for our local elected officials and leaders for working together to achieve such great success for our region. The strong local support and investment into these projects from our South Texas communities played a key role in successfully obtaining these funds."