TxDOT Dallas District has begun a safety enhancement project on FM 660 in Ellis County. Located between I-45 and south of Sawmill Road, the 6.1-mile project will cost more than $5 million. The job will add 3-foot shoulders to the winding two-lane roadway. Construction will include grading, asphalt concrete paving, and sign and pavement markings.
The project is being funded by the state's $600-million safety bond program, said Bill Pierce, P.E., area engineer for TxDOT's Ellis County Area Office. "This is the fourth project that we have under construction that is funded from the program," Pierce said. Using new financing tools made available in House Bill 3588, TxDOT will advance a number of safety projects over the next few years that otherwise would have to await traditional funding measures.