Longview FM 2206 Expansion

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) plans to widen FM 2206 – also known as Harrison Road – from two lanes to four lanes with a flush median from SH 42 east to Loop 421 in Longview. A public hearing was held on August 23, 2016 and the state has set aside $10.6 Million to widen the eastern portion of the route between Fisher Road and Loop 281. Right-of-way (ROW) acquisition for this stage of the project is set to begin in mid-2017 and construction is scheduled to begin in 2019. TxDOT spokeswoman Susan Howard has said the project would result in acquiring property from about a dozen owners.

The amount of vehicles passing down Harrison Road each day is expected to increase from about 6,500 vehicles to more than 10,000 vehicles within two decades, leading TxDOT and the Metropolitan Planning Organization to determine that expansion is necessary to improve safety by decreasing the likelihood of rear-end collisions.

Please contact Luke Ellis with Johns Marrs Ellis & Hodge LLP at lellis@jmehlaw.com or (512) 215-4078 if you have any questions or would like to receive periodic updates on this project.

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Luke Ellis and Justin Hodge are partners with Johns Marrs Ellis & Hodge. Justin heads the firm's eminent domain practice in the Houston office. Luke heads the firm's eminent domain practice in the Austin office. Luke Ellis is widely recognized as one of Texas’s top young lawyers—and one of the top lawyers of any age practicing in the area of eminent domain. Mr. Ellis has broad experience and has enjoyed success in many types of civil litigation. Justin Hodge is a trial lawyer who represents Texas landowners in condemnation, eminent-domain, and real-estate lawsuits. He represents landowners in condemnation proceedings, not the governmental authorities or private companies taking property. Mr. Hodge has handled complex condemnation and eminent-domain cases throughout the State of Texas. If you have questions about any of the issues raised in this blog, we invite you to discuss them with us at jhodge@jmehlaw.com or lellis@jmehlaw.com.

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