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Thursday, March 9th, 2017

Texas poised to spend $2.5B on urban highway projects

As budget writers and lawmakers eye billions in voter-approved highway money for other matters, transportation officials are touting high-profile projects that will benefit from those funds.

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

UP posting flaggers at San Marcos railroad crossings in case of malfunction

Union Pacific Rail Road will post flaggers at street crossings across San Marcos on Wednesday and Thursday in case gates malfunction during installation of a new railroad crossing on Post Road.

Monday, February 13th, 2017

With money tight, Texas budget writers eyeing billions approved by voters for roads

More than a year after Texas voters approved routing billions in state sales taxes to roads and bridges, some lawmakers are questioning whether the first payment of $5 billion should move forward as planned.

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

TxDOT plans reconstruction of Interstate 35, Texas 123 interchange

The Texas Department of Transportation will host an open house for the proposed improvements of Interstate 35 at Texas 123 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 25 at San Marcos High School, located at 2601 E....

Friday, August 5th, 2016

TxDOT to close I-35 lanes for bridge work in San Marcos

AUSTIN — Bridge and overpass maintenance will close multiple lanes of a four-mile segment of Interstate 35 in San Marcos starting Sunday and lasting through Thursday, the Texas Department of Transportation announced today.

Monday, July 25th, 2016

TxDOT construction to close Old Fitzhugh Road in Dripping Springs

The Texas Department of Transportation will close Old Fitzhugh Road at Ranch Road 12 in Dripping Springs for about a month beginning on Wednesday, July 27.

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

CAMPO approves long list of short-term projects

The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization on Wednesday night approved a nearly $1 billion laundry list of transportation projects that are set to break ground over the next four years.

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

Construction to close Interstate 35 at Yarrington Road, Slaughter Creek

The main lanes of Interstate 35 will be closed in north San Marcos and south Austin overnight starting next week for bridge replacement projects.

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

Construction to close northbound I-35 in Austin

Construction crews will close the northbound lower deck main lanes of Interstate 35 from 12th Street to Airport Boulevard, as well as one northbound lane on the Interstate 35 upper deck in Austin, from 11 p.m. Wednesday,...

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

Paying off toll roads could top $30 billion, TxDOT says

If Texas decided to pay off the construction debt for nearly all of its toll roads tomorrow, the price tag would be somewhere in the neighborhood of $30 billion – at least according to a preliminary report...

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