DALLAS – Texas lawmakers want highway officials to find a way to use $250 million of unexpected vehicle registration fees to reverse a plan calling for the conversion of 83 miles of paved state roads to gravel.

State Sen. Tommy Williams, R-The Woodlands, said the money could be made available to the Texas Department of Transportation if it would develop a list of road restoration projects to be funded with the money and hold public hearings before proceeding with any additional conversions.

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