BNSF will begin final repairs to the railroad overpass on US 87 on Monday.
The state’s highway department is scratching around for money, and one of their stopgaps is to convert some paved state roads, damaged by truck activity related to the current drilling boom, back to gravel.
The Texas Legislature adjourned its third special session since May on Monday night after passing a measure estimated to increase transportation funding by $1.2 billion annually if Texas voters approve it next year.
The recent rain has put Palo Duro State Park officials into action.
Crews started paving this morning on FM 2590, at US 60 in Canyon and will work their way north to FM 2186.
The Texas Transportation Commission is giving TxDOT $225 million to fix roadways that are in oil and gas boom areas.
Citing a funding shortfall and the impact of a historic oil drilling boom, Texas Department of Transportation officials on Thursday announced plans to move forward with converting some roads in West and South Texas to gravel.