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TxDOT to take on primacy for Grand Parkway

From Houston Tomorrow:

“There are potential opportunities to help advance [the Grand Parkway] in its entirety over the short term,” according to John Barton, assistant executive director for the Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) engineering operations, told the Transportation Policy Council (TPC) of the Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) on Friday, according to Guidry News.

Barton said the Texas Transportation Commission had voted on Thursday to “accept primacy” for the Grand Parkway, or State Highway 99. This came after Harris County Commissioners Court had earlier voted to ask TxDOT to take on the project and to reimburse the County for its expenses to date.

See here for some background, and click the links above to see more of what was said about this. You have to wonder how an agency that’s basically broke can do this, but you’ll go crazy trying to make sense of it.

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