JOHNSON COUNTY — In an ongoing effort to improve safety and relieve congestion, the Texas Transportation Commission approved $28.5 million for the expansion of U.S. 67 to a four lane highway. This project completes the U.S. 67 Bypass expansion around Cleburne for a total of $58.8 million in safety and mobility improvements in recent years.
"The completion of U.S. 67 is an extremely important project for the citizens of Johnson County," said Johnson County Judge Harmon. "The new roadway will enhance the ability for our citizens to travel in a much safer mode and will reduce the travel time. I would like to express my appreciation to TxDOT for their determination to finish this roadway for our citizens."
Lone Star Civil Construction, Inc. was awarded the project that will widen the existing highway to a four lane divided highway. The project will stretch along U.S. 67 from SH 174 to BUS 67/SPUR 102. Construction is estimated to begin fall 2013 and be completed by summer 2016.
"This important project is the last of three projects that improves the U.S. 67 Cleburne bypass to full capacity," said Brian Barth, Interim District Engineer. "We appreciate our partnership with the Regional Transportation Council of the North Central Texas Council of Governments that secured funding for this project."
This $28.5 million project is the final phase for widening U.S. 67 around Cleburne. The first $12.8 million U.S. 67 widening project from Nolan River Road to just east of SH 174 was completed in April 2011. The second $17.5 million U.S. 67 widening project from Nolan River Road to Business U.S. 67 was completed in December 2012.
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