On July 11, TxDOT held a workshop outlining the Unified Transportation Program (UTP) where $600 million in additional funding for the Permian Basin was outlined. This funding, good for the next two years, comes from a new funding stream and has the potential to be extended every two years during future revisions of the UTP.
The new UTP obligates $464,590,000 of the $600,000,000 dedicated to the Permian Basin, as follows, leaving an $135,410,000 of the dedicated funds unobligated:
|FM 2185||Culberson||New Road Construction||$10,000,000|
|US 180||Gaines/Dawson||Passing Lanes||$38,000,000|
|Relief Route||Reeves||New Construction of Relief Route for Pecos||$110,000,000|
|FM 1053||Pecos||Relocation of FM 1053||$30,000,000|
|I-20||Midland-Ector||Convert Frontage Roads and Reconstruct Interchanges||$243,050,000|
|SL 88||Lubbock||Construct New Outer Loop for Lubbock||$33,540,000|
Outside of the new $600 million dedicated funds, the new UTP also provides an additional $78.7 million to the TxDOT Odessa District for use on Regional Connectivity projects:
|LP 250||Midland||CR 1140 Interchange||$9,900,000|
|US 285||Pecos||Passing Lanes, S of FM 1776 to N of 1-10||$19,000,000|
|US 67||Upton||Passing Lanes, Reagan County Line to SH 329||$14,800,000|
|US 385||Upton||Widen to 4 Lane Divided, Crane County to McCamey||$35,000,000|
The Texas Transportation Commission and TxDOT use the UTP as TxDOT’s 10-year plan to guide transportation project development. The plan is developed annually and is approved by the Commission prior to August 31. It includes construction, development and planning activities and includes projects involving highways, aviation, public transportation, and state and coastal waterways.
The UTP is neither a budget nor a guarantee that projects will or can be built.