Longview, Texas (FOX51) — On Wednesday, October 30, 2013, Gregg County Commissioner’s approved a Funding Agreement with the Texas Department of Transportation that will design and construct a right turn lane from Loop 281 onto PT Parkway located at the new Pirate Athletic Stadium. This in response to calls for “local leaders to fix the problems” associated with numerous traffic issues at the new stadium.
The project will be a joint effort between the County, the City of Longview and the Texas Department of Transportation with Gregg County facilitating the construction by providing funding in the amount of $ 305,000.00.
Precinct Two County Commissioner Darryl Primo, said, “This represents an example of local tax dollars being shared to improve traffic flow and safety concerns for local residents. Obviously, things need to be done to accommodate local and out of town visitors and this is one step in the process of addressing these needs.”
Construction is scheduled to begin in May of 2014 with the project being completed on or before the start of the 2014 school year.