Texas Commissioners Approve Some Stimulus Projects

The Texas Transportation Commission is moving forward with a bundle of road maintenance projects to be paid for by federal economic stimulus money.

Commissioners approved an order Thursday that spends about $500 million of the state's share of the stimulus money on road and bridge maintenance. The projects are spread throughout the state.

Texas is set to get $2.25 billion in transportation stimulus money. The transportation commissioners are waiting until next week to approve $1.2 billion in major road projects to be funded with the federal cash. The panel put off that decision for a week so it can receive more input from legislators and others.

Copyright AP - Associated Press
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