George Richey Road (FM 2275) Extension

The George Richey Extension project will be constructed as a new four­lane highway from U.S. 259 to Gilmer Rd. (SH 300) with a continuous center turn lane. Bike lanes will be striped in the highway's shoulders and sidewalks will be installed on the south side of the roadway.

The project will be constructed in two phases:

  • Phase I is from U.S. 259 to McCann Rd. Construction began in April 2014 and is expected to be open to traffic in 2016. The contractor for Phase I is East Texas Bridge.
  • Phase II extends from McCann Rd. to Gilmer Rd. (S.H. 300). Bids for this project will be solicited in 2015. Construction of this phase is scheduled to begin in mid-­2015 and open to traffic in 2017.
George Richey Road Extension Map
The length of the entire project is approximately four miles and the total project costs are estimated at $34 million. Funding for this project will come from federal and state sources, City of Longview, Longview Economic Development Corporation and Gregg County.

What can the public expect during construction?

  • As this is a new location project, impacts to the traveling public will be isolated to intersection work. 
  • The public should expect lane closures and minimal delays as the contractors work through those intersections.
  • Lane closures will be limited to off­peak hours, whenever possible.
  • Since the new highway converges with Henderson Lane to the far east end of the project, the inconvenience to adjacent properties will be more noticeable, but access to these properties will be maintained throughout the project. Overall project impacts should be miminal.

George Richey Road (FM 2275) Extension Map

Questions regarding this project can be directed to:

Karen Owen
Transportation Planning Manager
Longview Metropolitan Planning Organization
P.O. Box 1952
Longview, TX 75605

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