Tom Johnson, executive president of AGC of Texas, briefed highway contractors Wednesday in Bryan about the importance of Prop 1 in the November general election. Texas is running out of money to build new highways. Prop 1 would generate an additional $1.4 billion for highway construction and maintenance every year without raising taxes or increasing our debt. Tom also provided information regarding the impact on the Bryan highway district: Nearly $264 million worth of highway construction and road maintenance projects are under contract in the Bryan district. That translates into nearly 1,600 direct job and another 11,000 indirect jobs. If Texas voters fail to approve Prop 1, Tom told the contractors the Bryan district will lose about $34 million a year in highway dollars.
Catherine Hejl,P.E. reviewed major highway construction projects during a meeting Wednesday with Bryan-area general contractors and subcontractors. Catherine is Bryan District Engineer for the Texas Department of Transportation. The Associated General Contractors of Texas sponsored the meeting. The District Engineer reviewed a list of highway projects with a total estimated letting value of $126.8 million through August 2015. The Bryan district also has contracts for $14.6 million worth of routine maintenance projects.
State Rep. Kyle Kacal, R-College Station, (center) delivered a House memorial resolution honoring the founder of A.L. Helmcamp general contractors - Allen "Hub" Helmcamp - during a meeting with Bryan area members of the Associated General Contractors of Texas. Accepting the resolution were Hub Helmcamp's children, Rick Helmcamp, president of the company, and his sister, Tracy Schieffer, vice president of A.L. Helmcamp Inc. Tracy also chairs AGC's Highway Division.