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Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce creates resolutions to reduce traffic issues


POSTED: Monday, June 30, 2014 - 6:04pm

UPDATED: Monday, June 30, 2014 - 6:07pm

East Texas' growing population has caused traffic jams for the last 5 years. So in order to reduce these travel issues, the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce has approved three resolutions.

These resolutions include the expansion of Highway 69 and 175. KETK spoke with the President of the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce, Peggy Renfro, who said, "When the hurricane had hit there was tremendous traffic in Jacksonville, and with that we saw that here was a need to get Jacksonville Chamber involved, and that's what we did".

The chamber hopes the support of the community will make these roads the top priority for Texas Department of Transportation. Kelly Traylor, the Cherokee County Commissioner, explained the project, "175 they talked about making it a four-lane with a grass median. The 69 project in Wells will be a four-lane with a turn lane going through town".

The city also announced support for Proposition 1, which will increase state funding for transportation. Traylor said, "That's what we're doing with the resolutions is showing the local support in the rural areas in order to get the funding". For more information on the three resolutions visit: .

If you would like to show even more local support, city officials recommend writing your local congressman.

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