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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

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.

Monday, April 7th, 2014

TxDOT working nights to complete new Aquarena Spring interchange

Texas Department of Transportation contractors will work some nights for the next four weeks on the intersection improvements at Interstate 35 and Aquarena Springs.

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

Open houses scheduled on I-35 congestion plan

The Texas Department of Transportation is hosting open houses next week in San Marcos and Buda on a proposed plan for easing congestion on Interstate 35 in Hays, Travis and Williamson counties.

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

TxDOT to take closer look at high-speed rail

As the potential for high-speed rail projects in Texas draws more interest than it has in decades, the Texas Department of Transportation is moving forward this week on two different efforts to give the concept a fair...

Thursday, January 9th, 2014

TxDOT financial officer named interim executive director

The Texas Transportation Commission voted Tuesday evening to appoint Texas Department of Transportation Chief Financial Officer James Bass to take over the agency on an interim basis starting Jan. 17.

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014

Highways are talking points as candidates take to road

Both Democratic and Republican candidates for statewide office in 2014 are pledging to increase resources for the cash-strapped Texas Department of Transportation.

Friday, December 27th, 2013

LCRA names TxDOT exec as GM

The Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) named Phil Wilson last week as its new general manager. Wilson will start on Feb. 1.

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

TxDOT chief named next LCRA general manager

Phil Wilson, the Texas Department of Transportation's executive director, will become the new general manager of the Lower Colorado River Authority, LCRA's board decided Wednesday. Wilson will replace Becky Motal, who is stepping down at the end...

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