Presentation on theme: "Sulphur River Regional Mobility Authority (SuRRMA) E. Delbert Horton, Ph.D., P.E. Chairman."— Presentation transcript:
Sulphur River Regional Mobility Authority (SuRRMA) E. Delbert Horton, Ph.D., P.E. Chairman
SuRRMA’s Three County Region (in Paris District)
State Hwy 24 Project Map 10.4 Mile Project
State Hwy 24 Project For over 30 years, our community leaders have urged the Texas Legislature, TxDOT, and the Texas Transportation Commission to upgrade and widen State Hwy 24 from a 2-lane highway to a 4-lane divided highway from I-30 Exit 101 to US 271. Gives 4-lane access through Hunt, Delta and Lamar Counties to I-30 and supports public safety and economic development. Only Stretch of SH 24 that has not been upgraded to a 4-lane divided highway is 10.4 mile gap from FM 64 SW to FM 904 in Delta County (the SH 24 project).
State Hwy 24 Project In 2008, SuRRMA became operational to focus on transportation needs in the Sulphur River Region (Hunt, Delta and Lamar Counties). Results of SuRRMA’s Long Range Project Plan selected SH 24 as one of its Priority Projects. SH 24 Project was recently approved for Proposition 12 funding in Paris District.
State Hwy 24 Project SuRRMA is sponsoring the project and acting as the local funding conduit to provide TxDOT required local funding. Local funding will be used for acquiring ROW and adjusting utilities by TxDOT. SuRRMA has arranged for SIB Loans with local governments providing the credit backing and security to leverage the local funding.
SuRRMA Future Plans As our British friends across the pond say --- “Mind the Gap”--- Closing the SH 24 Gap is the near term focus for SuRRMA.
SuRRMA Highway 24 Project Thank You for TxDOT’s Support Questions?