FM 299

Orange County Commissioner for Pct. 4 Jody Crump

After decades of discussion, the Texas Transportation Commission of the Texas Department of Transportation has authorized Orange County to move toward construction of the controversial Vidor Loop, or FM 299, earmarking $34.2 million for the project from TxDOT’s pass-through toll program.

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It was standing room only Nov. 15 at a meeting of The Coalition Opposing the Vidor Loop 299 as area residents flocked to the Holiday Inn Express & Suites at 20691 Interstate 10 in Vidor to air their concerns about the proposed roadway.

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Sharon Odegar told commissioners they’re being pressured into a decision before

In spite of resolutions passed by both the city of Vidor and the city of Orange opposing county funding of Texas Department of Transportation roadways, on Oct. 11, Orange County Commissioners unanimously approved taking a step toward a proposed 299 Loop project.

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Orange County Pct. 4 Commissioner Jody Crump

County Judge Carl Thibodeaux expressed concern and dismay during the Orange County Commissioners Court meeting Monday, Feb.

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