WASHINGTON (KWES) - Thursday, U.S. Senator John Cornyn announced the Winkler County Improvement Project and the Glasscock County and Reagan County Improvement Project will each receive a $25,000,000 federal grant to replace existing at-grade stop-condition intersections with a grade separation.
The funding comes through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) grant program.
“With more people coming to Texas each day, we must ensure our infrastructure can meet increasing demands,” said Sen. Cornyn. “Thanks to these grants, the roads in the Permian Basin will be safer and immediate needs will be addressed. I’m proud to have supported both grant applications, and I’m grateful to the Trump Administration for supporting Texans in the Permian Basin.”
In total, Texas will receive $104,050,000 in USDOT BUILD grants. The five Texas projects receiving funding include:
- The Texas Department of Transportation will receive $25,000,000 for the Winkler County Improvement Project to replace the existing at-grade stop-condition intersection with a grade separation at SH 302 and SH 115 in Kermit, Texas within the Permian Basin.
- The Texas Department of Transportation will receive $25,000,000 for the Glasscock County and Reagan County Improvement Project to replace the existing at-grade stop-condition intersection with a grade separation at SH 158 and SH 137 and SH 137 west of Garden City, Texas within the Permian Basin.
- The Port of Port Arthur will receive $20,000,000 to construct 1,000 feet of wharf and related infrastructure.
- The North Central Texas Council of Governments will receive $20,000,000 for the Alliance Texas/Haslet Accessibility Improvement Project to construct Haslet Parkway as a new 4-lane divided thoroughfare from the existing IH 35@/SH170 interchange to the existing intersection of FM 156 and Avondale-Haslet Road, extend the Intermodal Parkway as a 4-lane divided thoroughfare from its current terminus south to the new Haslet Parkway facility, and widen Avondale-Haslet Road to a 4-lane divided thoroughfare from FM 156 to the western Haslet City limit boundary.
- The Brazos Transit District (BTD) will receive $14,050,000 to replace 12 BTD diesel buses to improve the performance, efficiency, and capacity of the BTD fleet, to replace 3 Texas A&M University (TAMU) diesel buses with battery-electric buses to operate transit service to the new RELLIS campus, and to replace 17 TAMU diesel buses to improve the performance and efficiency of the TAMU fleet.