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

Latest News

    • The Longview Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) has scheduled a Policy Board meeting on Wednesday, April 26th at 10:00 a.m. in the Longview City Council Chambers located in the Jo Ann Metcalf Municipal Building, 300 W. Cotton St., to consider a revision to the FY 17 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP), approval of letters of support for Transportation Alternatives projects, and adoption of Longview Transit’s asset management performance targets. The UPWP outlines MPO transportation planning activities and studies for a two-year period. The MPO Policy Board is the top-level transportation committee providing both review and policy guidance for transportation planning in the greater Longview area. The public is invited to attend and will be given an opportunity to provide comments at the meeting.
    • The 2017 - 2020 Longview MPO Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) revisions have been adopted and the updated document can be found here. The TIP serves as the MPO's short-range transportation plan.
    • The new FM 2275/George Richey Road extension (Phase I) from McCann Road to US 259 in Longview is now open to traffic. Click here for more information.
    • The Longview MPO Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) for FY 2106 and FY 2017 has been revised and is available for review. The UPWP outlines MPO transportation planning activities and studies for a two-year period.
    • 2015 traffic count data is now available for the greater Longview area. Traffic count data was gathered in late 2015 and was funded by the Longview Economic Development Corporation. A printable 2015 Traffic Count Map and an 2015 Traffic Count interactive map are now available.
    • Please review our FY 15 Annual Project Listing.  Projects in this report are broken down into four categories: roadway, transit, bicycle & pedestrian and grouped projects.  Click here to see the report.