In an ongoing effort to enhance state roadways and address traffic congestion, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) approved a contract for a highway construction project that goes partially through Melissa and heads north. The project will widen State Highway 121 from a two-lane to a four-lane highway from State Highway 5 to 1.6 miles west of FM 455.

The contract for the 9.5-mile project was awarded to Lone Star Civil Construction, Inc. for $43.8 million.

More contracts awarded include one for pothole and edge repair on U.S. 75 at various locations throughout the county. That contract for $651,630 was awarded to Brydl Contracting, Inc. Another contract was awarded to replace the bridge and approaches at Sabine Creek from FM 6 to FM 1777. The $3.4 million contract was awarded to Haydon Building Corp.

Construction dates will be established in upcoming meetings between TxDOT and the contractor.


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