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Rollover accident caused from surprise gravel road

Brian Ethridge - Nov 20, 2014

Rollover accident caused from surprise gravel road

  Although the road in the picture looks like a gravel road, it's definitely not supposed to be. According to reports, a belly dump truck littered a massive amount of sand and gravel on Frontage Road in San Angelo, Texas, which ...

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Eyeless spider forces TxDOT back to the drawing board

Brian Ethridge - Nov 04, 2014

Eyeless spider forces TxDOT back to the drawing board

  Two years ago the Texas Department of Transportation was forced to halt highway construction project when an endangered, eyeless spider habitat was found at the site. Now TxDOT finally has a solution... The original plan was to build an underpass connecting Loop ...

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Taking control of congestion on Tomball Parkway

Contributed - Oct 09, 2014

Taking control of congestion on Tomball Parkway

State Highway 249, also known as the Tomball Parkway, is one of the primary freeways serving the city of Tomball in Harris County, Texas. Running north and south, it is located in Commissioner R. Jack Cagle’s Precinct 4. The six-lane highway ...

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Texas HOV lanes could bring in transportation funds from single-passenger cars

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 25, 2014

Texas HOV lanes could bring in transportation funds from single-passenger cars

Transportation infrastructure in Texas could get a boost in revenue from single-passenger cars in certain high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes. The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has proposed creating a partial toll in the HOV lanes on U.S. 75 from LBJ Freeway ...

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VIDEO: TxDOT uses Vine videos to urge teens to buckle up

Amanda Bayhi - Feb 18, 2014

VIDEO: TxDOT uses Vine videos to urge teens to buckle up

When I was a teen driver, I always remembered to buckle my seatbelt. That’s not because I was necessarily the best kid in the world. I just knew that I would experience the full wrath of my mother (who had ...

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TxDOT, transportation leaders unveil $800 million highway funding plan

Amanda Bayhi - Jan 08, 2014

TxDOT, transportation leaders unveil $800 million highway funding plan

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) on Wednesday joined the Alamo Regional Mobility Authority, VIA Metropolitan Transit, city of San Antonio and Bexar County leaders in unveiling a plan to allocate more than $800 million for San Antonio highways. The funds ...

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Truck hits, damages three bridge beams with an excavator

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Sep 27, 2013

Truck hits, damages three bridge beams with an excavator

Oops—he did it again, and again and again. A driver carrying an oversize load hit three bridges on Texas’ Interstate 20 at the Crain Avenue overpass after a 34-year-old man from Sonora, Texas, hit them with an oversized load, the Odessa ...

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ARTBA-TDF recognizes safety programs, campaigns, technologies in ‘Roadway Work Zone Safety Awareness Awards’

Amanda Bayhi - Sep 10, 2013

ARTBA-TDF recognizes safety programs, campaigns, technologies in ‘Roadway Work Zone Safety Awareness Awards’

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s Transportation Development Foundation (ARTBA-TDF) presented eight public and private sector organizations with awards for their commitment to promoting safety during the association’s 15th annual “Roadway Work Zone Safety Awareness Awards” on September 9 ...

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TxDOT makes significant changes to road maintenance transfer plan

Amanda Bayhi - Aug 30, 2013

TxDOT makes significant changes to road maintenance transfer plan

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) announced this week that it has decided to make changes to its proposal that would have transfered maintenance of nearly 1,900 miles of state highways to 59 cities. According to WacoTrib.com, the agency is making ...

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Texas, You’re Going the Wrong Way!

Lauren Heartsill Dowdle - Aug 23, 2013

Texas, You’re Going the Wrong Way!

Normally, when a gravel road starts seeing a lot of traffic, it earns enough street cred to be upgraded to asphalt. But Texas has this process a little backward. Instead of repairing an asphalt road in parts of South and West ...

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TxDOT delays gravel road plan

Amanda Bayhi - Aug 22, 2013

TxDOT delays gravel road plan

The Texas Department of Transportation has put on hold a plan to convert some rural asphalt roads to gravel, according to a report from The San Antonio Express-News. Senator Carlos Uresti (D-Texas) said Tuesday that TxDOT officials decided on a 60-day ...

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TxDOT kicks off “Drive Friendly. Drive Safe.” campaign

Amanda Bayhi - Aug 20, 2013

TxDOT kicks off “Drive Friendly. Drive Safe.” campaign

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) launched its “Drive Friendly. Drive Safe.” campaign on Monday, calling on drivers to work toward reduced crashes involving pedestrians and bicycles. The campaign’s launch coincides with many students returning to school, which increases vehicular, pedestrian ...

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