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Saturday, July 12th, 2014

McCarty Lane, Willow Creek road work to start Monday

Hays County road crews are poised to begin a flurry of major repairs to roadways outside the San Marcos city limits south of town, including McCarty Lane and streets in the Willow Creek neighborhood.

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

As Texas traffic forecasts worsen, some worry of a drag on state economy

WITH AUDIO | The population of Texas could nearly double by 2050, prompting some to worry that not enough is being done to avoid a future traffic nightmare and the drag on the economy that could come...

Friday, July 4th, 2014

In Central Texas, easy access to airport PreCheck on its way

Many Texans have wondered why no application centers for the TSA’s PreCheck program exist within 100 miles of Austin or San Antonio. But the agency is now taking steps to change that.

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

City to shut down heavily traveled Sessom Drive for more than a month

Sessom Drive between Loquat Street and North LBJ Drive — a ⅓-mile segment used by nearly 10,000 vehicles each weekday — will be closed to traffic for five weeks or more starting Wednesday, July 9.

Friday, June 27th, 2014

Proposed Dallas-Houston rail line to get federal review

The Federal Railroad Administration published a document on its website Wednesday officially kicking off a highly anticipated environmental review of a proposed high-speed rail line between Dallas and Houston.

Friday, June 20th, 2014

Texas 130 toll road company in danger of default

The company behind the 41-mile southern portion of State Highway 130 is low on cash and scrambling to get an upcoming payment deadline waived, according to a report released this week by Moody’s Investors Service.

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

TxDOT lets $5.8M contracts for Hays, Caldwell road projects

Construction contracts include widening FM 967 in Buda and replacing two aging bridges — one over the San Marcos River near San Marcos and another over Plum Creek near Luling

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

Construction to squeeze Sessom to one lane each direction

Starting today, construction crews will begin utility, roadway and sidewalk improvements of the intersection at North LBJ and Sessom drives as part of the ongoing North LBJ Reconstruction Project.

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

Texas’ deteriorating highways about to take center stage

Funding for transportation could draw an unusual amount of attention in coming months as federal highway dollars threaten to dry up and Texans prepare to vote in November on a measure to increase road funds

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

Repairs, repaving on Ranch Road 12, FM 967 starts Monday

Crews on Monday will begin repairs and repaving of more than 20 miles of Ranch Road 12 and FM 967, both major thoroughfares in western Hays County.

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