Funding approved to complete Wurzbach Pkwy

wurzsignThe Texas Transportation Commission (TTC) yesterday approved $130 million in Proposition 12 bond funds to complete the Wurzbach Parkway in San Antonio.  The parkway project, which began in the late ’80s as a beltline to connect I-35 to I-10 across North San Antonio, has been built piecemeal over the years as funding has become available.  Earlier this year, TxDOT updated the environmental studies to make the project “shovel-ready” in case federal stimulus funds became available.  That didn’t materialize, but that preparation paid-off Thursday because the Legislature had mandated that the first batch of Prop 12 funds be spent by September 2011.  Therefore, the TTC prioritized projects that could be started quickly.  Because of that prep work the local TxDOT folks did, Wurzbach Parkway fit that criteria nicely.

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