Officials with the North East Texas Regional Mobility have announced that Segment 4 -- the Lindale Relief route-- is open from I-20 to SH 69 north of Lindale, making the entire 32 miles now accessible to motorists.
The two-lane, undivided road has the safety features which were added to other segments of Toll 49.
“This is an exciting time for the agency,’’ said Chris Miller, NET RMA Executive Director. “Our board has worked very hard to continue to develop segments of Toll 49. Segment 4 was a great next step.”
The board is now taking the next steps to develop Segment 6, which would extend from SH 110 to SH 271 on the east side of Tyler.
The NET RMA is an independent government agency created to accelerate the development of transportation projects in North East Texas. The NET RMA’s mission is to implement transportation solutions that will enhance the quality of life and the economic environment in our area.
The NET RMA is governed by a 19-member board of directors that represent each of the member counties: Bowie, Kaufman, Cherokee, Gregg, Harrison, Panola, Rusk, Smith, Titus, Upshur, Wood and Van Zandt.
Texas RMAs were made possible through an initiative passed by the Texas Legislature in 2001. The NET RMA was established in October 2004.