County Commissioners approve study of IH 369 route alignment

Cass County Commissioners last week approved a resolution supporting the Texas Department of Transportation’s efforts to study future route alignments of Interstate Highway 369 from Linden to Queen City.
Judge Becky Wilbanks read a letter at the July 10 court session that will be sent to Hugh Taylor, chairman of the Interstate 69 advisory committee. 
“Please accept this letter of support from the Cass County Commissioners Court for a route study relating to the I-69 corridor in Cass County from Linden, Texas through Atlanta, Texas to the northern edge of the Queen City city limits,” said Wilbanks.
“Over the next year this study process will allow our citizens the opportunity to have greater input on the specific route details for the segment of interstate highway 369 that comes through our county … “Interstate Highway 369 is an important transportation artery for our community and our entire region.”
Interstate Highway 369 will connect Interstate 30 in Texarkana to Interstate 69, which extends to the border with Mexico.
According to information on the TxDOT website, “I-69 is a proposed national interstate that extends from Texas to Michigan. The Texas route includes several existing roads: U.S. 59, U.S. 84, U.S. 77 and U.S. 281.
“In 2011, the first section on I-69 was established. Since then, TxDOT has been using the recommendations of the I-69 Citizen Committees to further plan and develop I-69 Texas.”
There was one bill brought in by Commissioner of Precinct 1 Brett Fitts to add to the financial report before it was approved, which was a night vision scope from Down Range Vision for beaver control, in the amount of $2,810.
The court also approved a bond for Sarah Stailey as limited Tax Assessor-Collector.

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