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Longview transportation plan spends $34 million on corridor

Wednesday, April 18, 2012 - 2:15pm

Longview, TX — There’s no easy way to get from northeast to northwest Longview — yet.

Say, you want to get from Eastman Road to Gilmer Road.

Your route will either take you along Loop 281 or Hawkins Parkway – either is fraught with traffic lights and congestion. Or, motorists could venture a little farther north to the two-lane FM 1844.

Regional planners have a $34 million fix called George Richey Road which, they envision, will link Gilmer Road to U.S. 259 during the next few years.

The Longview Metropolitan Planning Organization’s governing board meets today to consider final approval of a 22-page plan that turns FM 2275 into a four-lane, divided highway.

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