Gordy Bunch supports new $280 million road bond proposal

By: Paul Lazzaro
| Published 08/26/2015


THE WOODLANDS, Texas – Gordy Bunch, who launched the campaign that generated 5,000 signatures on a public petition that led to the rejection of the $350 million Montgomery County road bond by voters last May, has made a statement supporting a new proposition. County Commissioners and County Judge, Craig Doyal, yesterday unanimously proposed a new and revised $280 million road bond to be placed on the November 2015 ballot.

“My previous opposition to the May 9th Bond was due to the inclusion of the proposed $22m Woodlands Parkway extension from FM 2978 to HWY 249 and the maintenance projects being financed with long term debt. At the May 19th commissioners court meeting I advocated the county bring back a bond this November without the extension and if any maintenance was included that the amortization match the useful life or a maximum of 10 years. I further went on and drafted The Woodlands Township resolution that unanimously passed our board asking for a November 2015 bond excluding extending Woodlands Parkway from FM 2978 to HWY 249. I understand Commissioners Court will be presenting a November 2015 bond that will not include extending Woodlands Parkway and limits the amortization of maintenance/resurfacing to 10 years. The Legislature has recently increased funding to TxDot making the passage of the new bond critical for Montgomery County to be in a position to maximize matching funds. I will wholeheartedly support this new bond and appreciate the County Judge and Commissioners taking action this year!”

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