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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, 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, 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...

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Much at stake as LCRA chooses new leader

To understand the level of crisis facing the Lower Colorado River Authority, look no further than the three-page job description the agency has drafted in its search for a new general manager.

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Work begins on Hopkins, Aquarena interstate interchanges

Construction has begun on a pair of new interchanges where Aquarena Springs Drive (Loop 82) and Hopkins Street (Texas 80) cross under Interstate 35.

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

TxDOT plans overpass at Texas 123, Wonder World [PRO]

Texas Department of Transportation officials plan to build an overpass that will take traffic on Texas 123 up and over Wonder World Drive on San Marcos’ eastern outskirts.

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

Cash-strapped TxDOT saves money with new asphalt mix

Not everything is bigger these days in Texas, where state highway engineers have developed thinner paving mixes that work better than old-style asphalt coatings, last longer and save the state millions of dollars.

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Texas 130 operators could crumble under massive debt

A year ago this week, a toll road opened in Central Texas that represented two milestones for the state. While its posted 85 mph speed limit — the highest in the country — drew international headlines, many...

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

TxDOT hoping ‘Don’t Mess With Texas’ provides more cash

The Texas Department of Transportation has long been protective of its beloved anti-littering slogan, "Don't Mess With Texas." Since debuting the now-iconic phrase in 1986, agency officials have regularly pursued legal action to block unauthorized use of...

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