Tuesday, August 16, 2011
New and improved SH 146
Liberty County has seen some pretty important highway projects in the past few years. However, the project to widen SH 146 may be one of the most important for the area's history books.
Today, State Representative John Otto, the Dayton Chamber of Commerce, the Liberty-Dayton Chamber of Commerce and TxDOT officially wrapped up a two year project to widen the highway to five lanes. Now, you can drive from the Chambers County line all the way to Dayton on a new highway.
Representative Otto played a major role in getting this project off the ground. Money for transportation projects is scarce. However, after seeing the need to improve the highway after numerous wrecks and fatalities, Rep. Otto worked to secure the needed funding to get the project rolling. Two years later, you and I can drive on a much safer highway, not to mention an improved hurricane evacuation route.
Let's just hope the Gulf stays quiet so we don't have to test it out.