KETR Local
7:40 am
Mon September 15, 2008

Town hall meeting to address overpass project

Greenville – Details about the plan to rebuild the Wesley Street/State Highway 34 overpass across Interstate 30, and its effects on motorists, will be revealed in a Town Hall meeting Tuesday night in Greenville.

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and the City of Greenville have scheduled the event for 6 p.m. at the Fletcher Warren Civic Center. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. The meeting is designed to provide information to local residents on the upcoming construction project to rebuild the overpass, the creation of a new underpass and changes to the driving along the frontage roads on either side of the interstate.

The rebuilding of the overpass is expected to cost about $38.5 million and could be the single most expensive construction project in Hunt County ever.

The project will rebuild a bridge found to be too old and too low, but also to improve traffic flow through the intersection, and is believed will be one of the keys to ignite additional development along the Interstate 30 corridor.

The entire project also includes building the Monty Stratton underpass, with the frontage roads between the Monty Stratton Parkway and Division Street converted to one way operation.

Officials with TxDOT and the City of Greenville are encouraging the public to attend the event in order to learn more about the project and how traffic routes will be impacted.

Those wanting more information about the project or the meeting can call the Public Works Department at 903-457-3135.

The meeting will be taped for re-broadcast on GEUS Cable Channel 34 several times during this month and October. Those broadcasts can be viewed at the following dates and times:

Tuesday, September 23: 7 p.m.
Thursday, September 25: 7 p.m.
Saturday, September 27: 5 p.m.
Sunday, September 28: 5 p.m.
Tuesday, September 30: 8 p.m.
Thursday, October 2: 7 p.m.
Saturday, October 4: 4 p.m.
Sunday, October 5: 4 p.m.