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State Hwy. 224 re-opens between Commerce and Greenville

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Lindsey Wiley
Texas A&M University-Commerce

The new bridge over the South Sulphur River has been completed.

In Hunt County, the long-awaited re-opening of State Highway 224 happened yesterday. 224 is the old “back way” between Commerce and Greenville. It passes through Neylandville and crosses the South Sulphur River. The highway had been closed near Neylandville ever since early August. Crews had been replacing entirely the bridge over the South Sulphur River. TxDOT originally projected the project to be completed by January, but weather delays most likely slowed the project. 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.