Everyone on the Commissioners Court agrees: we must continue to press forward with the vision to build major highways to keep our rapidly growing community and commerce moving. The decision we must make is how to press forward.
One of the challenges we face in making such a decision is that we don’t yet know which of our priorities will be ready to build first.
Although US 380 is our highest priority, the TxDOT study results required will not be available until next April—almost a year from now. Also, a new major challenge on SH 78 was only identified within the past month.
On Monday, the Commissioners Court will have a discussion on two possible options:
Call a transportation bond election for November, without having a clear plan in place for how those tax dollars will be spent.
Delay the bond election one year, until we can tell you how we will spend your tax dollars. In the interim, we would use our surplus tax dollars currently in the bank to cover highway development expenses until the delayed bond election.