U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590

Skip to content

Home / Briefing Room / Press Releases

Briefing Room

Subscribe to FHWA Press Releases

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, Office of the Secretary, Office of Public Affairs, Washington, DC 20590

Tuesday, May 4, 2004
Contact: Lori Irving, Telephone: (202) 366-0660
FHWA 5-04l

U.S. Transportation Secretary Mineta Announces $9.5 Million for Texas Highway and Bridge Projects

U.S. Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta today announced that newly released funds from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) will help reduce congestion, enhance safety and improve traffic flow at key transportation projects around the state. The Bush administration is providing more than $9.5 million for the rehabilitation of the Ports-to-Plains Highway between Del Rio and Eagle Pass, for widening of State Highway 158 in Sterling County and for 23 other Texas transportation projects.

"Investing in Texas highways is the best way to get people to their jobs, families to their homes and goods to market," Secretary Mineta said.

Several of the projects will ease congestion on some of the state's most heavily traveled roads. The Bush administration has slated over $637,000 for the rehabilitation of the Ports-to-Plains Highway and $463,000 for the widening of SH 158.

Other projects include $536,000 for replacement of the Trinity River Bridge on Interstate 35 in downtown Dallas and upgrading the Chambers Creek Bridges through central Texas.

"The funding we're announcing today is an investment in the transportation infrastructure of Texas and the region," said FHWA Administrator Mary Peters. "The President understands that these investments are important to our quality of life and to keep our economy moving."

The following table shows the programs and projects funded by these grants.

Borders and Corridors 2,464,540
Donna-Rio Bravo International Border Crossing 463,913
Loop 20, Laredo 434,919
Ports-to-Plains Highway Rehabilitation Between Del Rio and Eagle Pass 637,881
SH 158 Widening in Sterling County 463,913
US 83 Anzalduas Connection Road and Structures to New International Bridge 289,946
US 87 Bypass Around Big Spring 173,968
Bridge 1,406,236
I-35 Trinity River Bridge 536,399
IH-35E Chambers Creek Bridges 869,837
Ferry Boat 289,946
Passenger Ferry, Port of Corpus Christi 289,946
Interstate Maintenance 884,334
I-35 East/I-635 interchange, Dallas 536,400
IH35/SH45 interchange at Round Rock 115,978
Kelly USA: New Luke Road 115,978
Widening Interstate 35 East between FM 2181 and Lake Lewisville, Denton County 115,978
ITS 2,726,939
Houston, Texas ITS 809,982
Texas Medical Center EMS Early Warning System 539,988
Integrate and implement DYNASMART-X, RHODES and CLAIRE in Houston 269,994
ITS Technologies, San Antonio 107,998
Multi Region Advanced Traveler Information 296,993
System (ATIS) for the IH-20 Corridor--Phase 1 in Texas
Reg.ITS Arch. & Depl. Plan for the Eagle Pass Reg. & Integ.with Laredo 161,996
Rural Freeway Management System. Implement for the IH-20 Corridor in the Tyler Reg.-- Phase 1 107,998
Texas Statewide ITS Deployment and Integration, City of Lubbock 215,995
Texas Statewide ITS Deployment and Integration, Port of Galveston 215,995
Public Lands 1,339,492
IH20 Dyess Air Force Base Access Project 773,828
Tank Destroyer Boulevard, Fort Hood 565,664
TCSP 434,919
Clarksville Square, Clarksville 144,973
Trinity River Visions Neighborhood Linkage 289,946


FHWA Press Room


FHWA Press Releases

Page last modified on September 14, 2012.
Federal Highway Administration | 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE | Washington, DC 20590 | 202-366-4000