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Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

Map: Proposed FM 110

About $5 million from Hays County's 2001 road bond project was dedicated to designing FM 110 and securing environmental clearance from federal authorities, including the Federal Highway Administration. With that head start, Hays County Commissioner Will Conley said, FM 110 is nearly shovel-ready.

Monday, November 19th, 2012

Conley, Ingalsbe see hope for San Marcos loop funding [PRO]

As work starts on second leg of FM 110, the Hays County commissioners want the county to commit savings from the 2008 road bond package as downpayment on the long-awaited eastern loop around the city.

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Hays hosting first briefing today on longterm road plan

The Hays County Commissioners Court has scheduled a series of open houses on a proposed long-range transportation plan, the first of which is this afternoon in San Marcos.

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

With 85 mph speed limit, trucks may avoid new toll road

In a matter of weeks, a 41-mile stretch of toll road with the fastest speed limit in the country will open in Central Texas.

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

TxDOT approves 85 mph limit for stretch of Texas 130 toll road

Texas is set to get a new bragging right: the fastest speed limit in the country.

Monday, June 11th, 2012

For TxDOT, a $2 billion ‘perception problem’

The Texas Department of Transportation, which often argues that it lacks the money to properly maintain its network of roads, surprised many state leaders in March when it announced it had an extra $2 billion.

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

City, TxDOT holding open house on North LBJ improvements

The North LBJ Drive reconstruction project from Sessom to Holland Street will be the subject of an Open House on Wednesday, March 28, sponsored by the city of San Marcos Engineering/Capital Improvements Department and Texas Department of...

Monday, March 19th, 2012

Long-awaited FM 1626 widening to start this summer

The long-awaited widening of FM 1626, a busy thoroughfare between Buda and Austin, is one of two major road projects set to begin this summer in Kyle and Buda.

Monday, January 16th, 2012

County to TxDOT: Hurry up road review process

The Hays County Commissioners Court has authorized County Judge Bert Cobb to sign and forward a letter to the Texas Department of Transportation urging that the state agency follow the requirements of Senate Bill 548 and House...

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

Hays County pledges $5 million to kick start SH 45 SW

Hays County will chip in $5 million to help Travis County build the long awaited SH 45 SW, which would connect MoPac in Austin with FM 1626 in Hays County, under an offer approved this morning.

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