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Midlothian gets bypass

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SHERRY LONG
The Ellis County Press

MIDLOTHIAN - To keep up with the population boom in Ellis County, the Texas Department of Transportation began work in late October to build a new four-lane divided highway to bypass Midlothian, while adding an interchange at U.S. Highway 67.

The four lanes will allow traffic to move smoother and at a swifter pace, connecting Fort Worth to Interstate Highway 45. Drivers will not have to drive through the city, creating more traffic problems.

Once completed in October 2006 the bypass would provide a 'safer efficient movement of people and goods through the area,' Bill Pierce, Ellis County area engineer for TxDOT said.

'Ellis County is starting to see a lot of growth,' said Pierce.

'We should see more money come our way.'

Funded through federal and state funds, the project, which has been in the planning stages for 30 years, is estimated to cost more than $46 million.


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