The Texas Transportation Commission approved over $26 million in construction contracts for the Yoakum district during its November meeting.
The bulk of those funds will go to the construction of frontage roads along U.S. 59 in El Campo in Wharton County. The frontage roads are upgrades for the Interstate 69 project. This funding covers frontage roads from Business 59 south of El Campo to State Highway 71.
Among the contracts awarded was one for $4 million in Austin County to add safety enhancements to FM 1094. Construction crews will rebuild the road and widen the paved shoulders. The project limits are 7.2 miles west of SH 36 to 0.4 miles east of SH 36. The contractor is Glenn Fuqua, Inc., and construction is expected to last 10 months. No start date was given.