US 82 to be Widened From I-30 to Highway 98

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A section of US 82 northwest of New Boston will be widened this year according to plans approved in April by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT).

“We will be widening a 0.4-mile section of the highway from the Interstate 30 to State Highway 98,” said Kenny Icenhower, area engineer for TxDOT in Texarkana. “We will be widening the highway to add a 12-foot turn lane and will tie in with the work being done by Bowie County on towards DeKalb.”

This work was made possible by additional funding received from the Proposition 1 that Texas voters overwhelmingly approved in November. This allocation directs a portion of oil and gas tax revenues into the State Highway Fund in an effort to address roadway congestion, safety and the growing demands on the state’s infrastructure.

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H. V. Caver, Inc. of Atlanta was awarded the contract for the construction project with a bid of $407,780.

Work on the project should begin in June and take about four months to complete, Icenhower said.

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