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Contractors Will Have Busy Fall Season Upgrading Roads

TxDOT officials recently announced that a project to resurface the pavement on U.S. 271 in Red River County has commenced. The contractor, Richard Drake Construction Company LP, was granted 96 working days, weather permitting, to complete this project valued at more than $4.5 million....


Seven Western Departments of Transportation Win Awards

Seven state departments of transportation in Arizona, California, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, Texas and Utah earned regional recognition in the 2021 America's Transportation Awards competition for projects providing safer access to kids walking to school, removing a highway to reconnect a community and creating a better way to inform motorists about weather events to save lives, among others....


State Asks Feds for Fair Share of Transportation Funding

Texas congressional leaders are urging fellow congressional lawmakers to address a longstanding inequity in the share of federal transportation funding Texans receive compared to what the state contributes in federal fuel taxes....


State DOT Makes Major Commitment to Safety Certification Program

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has made a major commitment toward improving safety in and around the state's roadway construction work zones. The agency is the first in the nation to help hundreds of its employees earn the "Safety Certification for Transportation Project Professionals" (SCTPP) credential endorsed by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)....


VIDEO: TxDOT Partners With Jensen Ackles to Prevent Distracted Driving

Supernatural star Jensen Ackles recently partnered with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to help prevent distracted driving. The Texas native is featured in a PSA for TxDOT's “Heads Up, Texas” campaign, where he discusses the dangers of driving distracted, as well as the state's new law, which states that it is now illegal to read, write or text while behind the wheel, The News Wheel reported....


Officials Mark Rail Rehabilitation Projects

Texas Transportation Commissioner Tryon Lewis and State Rep. Drew Darby led a gathering of county, state and transportation officials in a rail spike-driving event today to commemorate federally-funded projects to rebuild 90.8 mi....


TxDOT Credits AquaDams With Reducing Harvey's Impact

Hurricane Harvey struck Texas hard. Roadways that had never flooded before were underwater. Besides preventing residents from leaving flooded areas, the water also kept those bringing in emergency help and supplies from reaching victims....


State's Highway Overhaul to Involve More Tolls, Double-Decker Roads

Texas officials are doubling down — way down — on their plans to add toll lanes to Interstate 35 through Austin. A couple of years after pitching the idea of adding one toll lane in each direction, highway officials are now talking about adding two lanes with MoPac-style variable tolls to each side of I-35 from Round Rock to Buda and channeling those lanes well below ground level through much of Central Austin....


Don't Mess With Texas — Clean Up in The Lone Star State

Twenty-seven trillion gallons of water fell on Texas and Louisiana. Twenty-seven trillion. Over six days. Even before Hurricane Harvey slammed into Texas, preparations were made by transportation authorities to deal with the aftermath of the storm....


Harvey Update: USDOT Continues to Provide Assistance to Texas, Louisiana

The Department of Transportation and all operating agencies continue to work closely with officials in Texas as well as FEMA and Department of Homeland Security to assess the destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey as they begin to move from rescue to the recovery process....






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