TxDot funding Abilene projects

TxDot will fund pedestrian and bike projects across the state.

ABILENE, TX - The Texas Transportation Commission is issuing millions of dollars across the state, hoping to help improve safety.

A portion of that money will be used in Abilene

For many who walk or bike for transportation, getting to and from work is an uphill battle.

“TxDots number one priority is safety and that’s weather someone is travelling in a vehicle or along a sidewalk,” PIO MaryBelle Turner said.

The Texas Transportation Commission is issuing money to make sure this happens.

More than $44 million was approved for 46 bicycle and pedestrian projects across the state.

This is for population areas of 200,000 or less according to TxDot.

 “The goal of this project is to enhance the safety of all travelers, whether it’s pedestrians or those using other forms of transportation to help them reach their destination safely,” Turner said.

Some Abilene projects on the list are the US 83/84 transit safety corridor.

The project will construct 5-foot-wide sidewalks on Texas Avenue from Corsicana Avenue to South 14th Street.

Also, 6-foot-wide sidewalks will be built on South 14th Street.

“This project will include sidewalks, it will also include pedestrian signal enhancements, and safe access to bus stops in the city,” Turner said.

The timeline on the project will be decided by Abilene city staff.

The project was given the green light at the commissions October meeting.The Texas Transportation Commission is issuing millions of dollars across the state, hoping to help improve safety.

A portion of that money will be used in Abilene

For many who walk or bike for transportation, getting to and from work is an uphill battle.

“TxDots number one priority is safety and that’s weather someone is travelling in a vehicle or along a sidewalk,” PIO MaryBelle Turner said.

The Texas Transportation Commission is issuing money to make sure this happens.

More than $44 million was approved for 46 bicycle and pedestrian projects across the state.

This is for population areas of 200,000 or less according to TxDot.

 “The goal of this project is to enhance the safety of all travelers, whether it’s pedestrians or those using other forms of transportation to help them reach their destination safely,” Turner said.

Some Abilene projects on the list are the US 83/84 transit safety corridor.

The project will construct 5-foot-wide sidewalks on Texas Avenue from Corsicana Avenue to South 14th Street.

Also, 6-foot-wide sidewalks will be built on South 14th Street.

“This project will include sidewalks, it will also include pedestrian signal enhancements, and safe access to bus stops in the city,” Turner said.

The timeline on the project will be decided by Abilene city staff.

The project was given the green light at the commissions October meeting.

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