(Hutto, TX) – Representative John Carter (TX-31) and City of Hutto Mayor Doug Gaul today announced a grant worth $1,451,250.00 for improvements to the railroad grade crossing intersection of U.S. 79 and FM 1660 in Hutto. The grant is funded through federal funds from the U.S. Department of Transportation and is awarded to the Texas Department of Transportation for the City of Hutto project.

“As a member of the Appropriations Committee responsible for transportation funding, I love seeing the work I do with my colleagues in Washington make it full circle back to our community,” Representative Carter said. “The over $1.4 million will make significant improvements to a busy intersection in Hutto, making it safer and more efficient for residents.”

“We are very excited to be a partner with the Texas Department of Transportation in receiving this grant,” Mayor Gaul said. “From a transportation infrastructure standpoint, it’s going to increase capacity at FM 1660 and Hwy 79, which is a key intersection in the City of Hutto.  The additional turn lane will improve efficiency and decrease delays for our citizens, while also providing additional safety with a pedestrian crossing.”