TxDOT discusses projects for FY 2021-2024
The Texas Department of Transportation-Wichita Falls District hosted a virtual meeting to go over the Rural Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP) for 2021-2024, including projects that are planned for Young County.
Shaun Barnes, Advanced Planning Director for TxDOT Wichita Falls District, oversees Wilbarger, Wichita, Clay, Montague, Cooke, Baylor, Archer, Throckmorton and Young Counties as a part of the district.
Barnes, in the virtual meeting, explained what TIP is and how a lot of time, resources and research goes into these projects to make sure they are the best use of money for the community.
“The Rural Transportation Improvement Program is a list of local projects to be funded within a TxDOT District over the next four years,” Barnes said. “This means all projects included in the list are anticipated to be underway in four years following its approval. These are the projects you can expect to go to contract in the near future. The Rural TIP is multimodal, which means it can include projects relating to highways, bicycle and pedestrian facilities, transit services and freight projects as well as the preliminary studies used to define those projects. The Rural TIP is meant to show regional agreement on the need and priority of the transportation project, so all parties involved can ensure they are making the best investment for the community. It is also expected to be consistent with the projects and objectives included in the regional long range transportation plans to ensure that all agencies are working towards the same goal.”
For the full story, see the Wednesday, June 3 edition of The Graham Leader.