[Dallas County Residents Eligible For Federal Disaster Loan Through the Small Business Association, From May 2013 Severe Weather]

[Dallas, TX] – [This is an advisory to inform residents of Dallas County, that anyone who lives in Dallas County who owns property (as a primary residence) or a business in areas affected by the severe weather that occurred May 15, 2013,  are eligible for a Disaster Assistance Loan through the SBA. If you fit the criteria, you are urged to call or visit any of the three outreach centers (Ellis County, Johnson County and Hood County) in the press release below. You may also call the SBA’s Customer Service 800 line or email them for a Disaster Loan Application Form and information.  See bottom of the press release below for contact details.]
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Office of the Governor Rick Perry Committee on People with Disabilities

TORNADO PREPARATION

PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE (NWS) HAS ISSUED A TORNADO WATCH, WHICH INCLUDES DALLAS COUNTY, UNTIL 7PM TONIGHT.  THE DALLAS COUNTY EMERGENCY OPERATING CENTER (EOC) WAS ACTIVATED AS OF 11:30 THIS MORNING TO MONITOR FOR SEVERE WEATHR.
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Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price, Public Works, TxDOT, City of Wilmer Groundbreaking of Pleasant Run Overpass

Lots of laughs, handshaking and teamwork expressed at Groundbreaking today!

 

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PIC #1: (L-R) Eugene Lowe, Former Mayor, Wilmer; Alberta Blair, Dir. Public Works Dallas County; County Commissioner John Wiley Price | PIC #2: (L-R)  Bill Hale District Engineer, TxDOT; Alberta Blair, PWorks DC; County Judge  Clay Jenkins; Desoto Mayor Carl Sherman;  County Commissioners Theresa Daniel and John Wiley Price;  Michael Morris, Dir. Transportation, NCTCOG; Hector  Pena, Mayor Pro Tem, City of Wilmer

Dallas County, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and the City of Wilmer celebrated the groundbreaking of the $12.6 million Pleasant Run Overpass this morning.  The project is the second phase of a commitment that includes the recently constructed Wintergreen Overpass just to the north and will be virtually identical.  Both projects represent critical links to the Inland Port, providing safer crossings at Millers Ferry and the railroad for the traveling public.

Officials at the event expressed great pride in the incredible teamwork, leadership and vision this took to get done, emphasizing that leadership on the part of Commissioner Price. Price thanked partners, the City of Wilmer and Michael Morris, Director of Transportation at the North Texas Council of Governments (NTCOG) for “always being mindful of Southern Dallas when it comes to development…”

The new bridge over Union Pacific tracks and Millers Ferry Road will enable continuous traffic flow from Interstate 45 to areas west of Millers Ferry Road in the City of Wilmer and into Hutchins and Lancaster.  This major project transforms Pleasant Run Road which currently consists of a two-lane asphalt road with a railroad crossing and no sidewalks.  When completed next summer, it will feature sidewalks and a four-lane continuous concrete overpass that will take vehicles and pedestrians over both Millers Ferry Road and a multiple set of busy railroad tracks without interruption.

Maria Arita Chief PIO Dallas County

Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price, Public Works, TxDOT to hold Groundbreaking of Pleasant Run Overpass!

[Dallas, TX] – [Dallas County, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and the City of Wilmer are proud to announce the groundbreaking of the $12.6 million Pleasant Run Overpass this Friday, May 17th at 10:30am.  The project is the second phase of a commitment that includes the recently constructed Wintergreen Overpass just to the north and will be virtually identical.  Both projects represent critical links to the Inland Port, providing safer crossings at Millers Ferry and the railroad for the traveling public.]

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