POSTED: Sunday, December 2, 2012 - 11:41pm
UPDATED: Monday, December 3, 2012 - 12:07am
Fueled by voter-approved bonds, direct government investment and sales tax commitments, transportation projects abound in the Longview region despite belt tightening for insfrastructure at the state level.
“Whether it be buses, planes, trains or cars — we’ve got projects going on on all of those fronts right now,” Gregg County Judge Bill Stoudt said this past week.
Even the debt-weary feds are putting more than their two cents worth into Gregg County, where preliminary work to renovate the East Texas Regional Airport terminal is set to start Monday.
“They’ll probably do some preliminary work in the restaurant and come back after the holidays,” interim Airport Manager Gene Bolanowski said. “So, Christmas travel will not be disrupted.”
About 18 months after Dallas-based RWC Enterprises begins a $3.3 million renovation of the Henry Atkinson Airport Terminal at the airport, passengers will be boarding plans via an enclosed jet bridge.
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