North Ellis County Coalition of Cities representatives travel to Austin
ELLIS COUNTY - Representatives of the North Ellis County Coalition of Cities travelled to Austin Wednesday, Nov. 17, to stress the need for improvements to FM664 (Ovilla Rd.)
They met with State Representative Jim Pitts and Texas Transportation Commission Chair Deirdre Delisi as well as visiting with the office of the freshman State Senator Brian Birdwell.
The coalition is a group of seven cities that are working together to benefit the whole northern Ellis County region, and include Ovilla, Glenn Heights, Oak Leaf, Red Oak, Pecan Hill, Ferris and Palmer.
If approved, the project would widen and improve FM664 from Ovilla in the west to IH45 in Ferris.
"It is a long, tough job to get a project this size approved and funded, and we all agreed it was time to go stress its importance at the Capitol," said Coalition Chairman Alan Hugley.