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New Texas Law Allocates $750 Million to Construct a Border Wall
September 17, 2021
Gov. Abbott today signed into law a border security funding bill that includes approximately $750 million to build a border wall, adding to the $250 million committed by the State of Texas earlier this summer.
Texas Transportation Commission Votes to Move Forward with Proposed I-45 Expansion
September 3, 2021
This week, the Texas Transportation Commission voted in favor of moving forward with the I-45 expansion in Houston as part of the 2022-2031 unified transportation program. The Commission set a 90-day timeline to revisit the project, allowing time for completion of the current review by the Federal Highway Administration.
Border Security Bill Moves to the Texas Senate, Bars Use of Eminent Domain for Border Wall
August 31, 2021
On Monday, the Texas House of Representatives voted 85-36 in favor of approving House Bill 9, which includes $1.88 billion for border security. However, an amendment added by Rep. Tracy King of Batesville would bar the state from using eminent domain to acquire property from Texas landowners for the border wall.
Proposed Plans for I-35 Could Impact 140+ Commercial and Residential Properties
August 20, 2021
The Texas Department of Transportation is continuing the development process for the I-35 Capital Express Central project, which proposes to add two managed lanes in each direction along I-35 from US 290 East to SH 71/Ben White Boulevard. More than 140 commercial and residential properties in central Austin could be affected by the expansion.
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