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State Hwy. 224 expected to re-open before the end of March

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Lindsey Wiley
Texas A&M University-Commerce

The highway has been closed at Neylandville since early August, while the South Sulphur River bridge has been replaced.

In Hunt County, the long-awaited re-opening of State Highway 224 is expected to happen before the end of this month. 224 is the old “back way” between Commerce and Greenville. It passes through Neylandville and crosses the South Sulphur River. The highway has been closed immediately northeast of Neylandville ever since early August. Crews have been replacing entirely the bridge over the South Sulphur.

TxDOT originally projected the project to be completed by January, but a statement from the agency says the work should be done before the end of March. TxDOT says the contractor has finished the bridge itself and all that remains are some minor jobs along the road. The state contracted with Sulphur Springs-based Highway 19 Construction for the project. At the project’s outset, TxDOT said it would cost about $2.6 million.