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Groundbreaking Planned for US 69 Widening Project in Wells
Contact: Kathi White
Phone: (903) 510-9267
Date: Feb. 27, 2017

When: Monday, March 6, 2017 at 9:30 a.m.
Where: 293 Rusk Street (in front of Wells City Hall)
Wells, Texas 75976
What: Local and state officials, along with TxDOT representatives and project partners will discuss the significance of the US 69 Widening Project through Wells before ceremonially breaking ground for construction.
Who: Mayor CW Williams, City of Wells
Jeff Austin III, Texas Transportation Commissioner
David Cleveland, East Texas Council of Governments
Judge Chris Davis, Cherokee County
Vernon Webb, Texas Department of Transportation

Project Details:

For some 30 years, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and its partners have worked to make this much-needed project a reality. During the 2005 hurricane season, this section of US 69 became a bottleneck for evacuation traffic from the Texas and Louisiana coastlines. Now underway, the project will widen almost 3 miles of US 69 to four-lanes divided with curb and gutter and a continuous left-turn lane from north of FM 1247 near Wells, through the city, to the Angelina County line.

TxDOT, the city of Wells, Cherokee County and the East Texas Council of Governments, invite the public to attend groundbreaking ceremonies to celebrate this $17.6 million construction widening project. The ceremony, to include local and state dignitaries, will be held in front of the new Wells City Hall now under construction. It will be immediately followed by a reception at the Rube Sessions Memorial Library.  

The public is invited to join the celebration.


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