Parker County Celebrates Highway Completion
More than 100 people were on hand Tuesday, April 22, for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark a major milestone in the 2008 Parker County Transportation Bond Program: the completion of the Ric Williamson Memorial Highway interchange at Interstate 20. The interchange, which is scheduled to open to traffic in the next few weeks, is the final component of the 5.6-mile highway that loops around the north and west sides of Weatherford.
Speakers included Parker County Judge Mark Riley; Weatherford Mayor Dennis Hooks; John Cordary of the Texas Department of Transportation; Freese and Nichols CEO Bob Pence; Clarin Gniffke, spokeswoman for U.S. Rep. Kay Granger; state Rep. Phil King; and Mary Ann Williamson, widow of Ric Williamson. A luncheon after the ribbon-cutting celebrated the accomplishments of the Bond Program and looked ahead to further transportation opportunities.
Freese and Nichols is managing the entire Bond Program, which involves design, coordination and construction of roadway, bridge and drainage projects across Parker County. It is funded by $80 million in bonds approved by Parker County voters in 2008, plus funding from the Texas Department of Transportation, North Central Texas Council of Governments, and municipalities within Parker County.
Read more about the Bond Program, including maps and financial data, in the 2013 Annual Report.