If you've traveled past the Highway 281-287 interchange, you've probably noticed a change taking place in that area. TxDOT is funding a project to replace several of the lights that illuminate the highways.
This morning, Wichita County commissioners accepted TxDOT's announcement
that it will be closing the two I-44 picnic areas near Burkburnett. TxDOT spokeswoman Adele Lewis says closing those picnic areas will save TxDOT about 25-thousand dollars a year.
The truck parking area will still be there ... But picnic tables and trash cans will be removed.
Dumpsters will be there instead --- which will require less pickup.