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Sunday, June 7th, 2015

Lane closures on E. Hopkins begin June 8

A state contractor will work nights for the next two weeks to rebuild the heavily traveled stretch of Hopkins Street between N. LBJ Drive and Charles Austin Drive in San Marcos.

Monday, May 18th, 2015

TxDOT to modify recently completed I-35, Hopkins Street interchange

The addition of a second lane from westbound Texas 80 to southbound Interstate 35 will “further ease traffic congestion and flow through the interchange,” the agency says.

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

TxDOT completes ‘interim’ fixes for U.S. 290 in Oak Hill

The Texas Department of Transportation has completed its reconstruction of three commuter-choked intersections along U.S. 290 West in southwestern Austin.

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

Rural critics organize to derail Dallas-to-Houston bullet train

Dallas and Houston leaders may want a super-fast train connecting their cities, but folks in between aren't as sold on the idea. Some have formed Texans Against High-Speed Rail, and they're hiring lobbyists and courting allies in...

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

GOP lawmakers rally for end to toll roads

Supporters at a Texas Capitol rally on Monday voiced support for a variety of bills filed aimed at either stopping new toll road projects or undoing the state’s current tolling system entirely.

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

TxDOT refunding $1.7M in toll road overcharges

Billing problems with the Texas Department of Transportation’s tolling system are bigger than the agency had realized, officials confirmed Tuesday, and the agency will be giving back about $1.7 million to tollway users who have been overbilled.

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

New Braunfels to host meeting on regional bike, pedestrian plan

The Alamo Area Metropolitan Planning Organization is holding a public meeting this week on development of a regional plan for improving bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure.

Friday, January 9th, 2015

TxDOT beefs up plans for new Posey Road interchange in San Marcos

State and county officials have agreed to expand efforts to improve traffic conditions along Interstate 35 in Hays County, projects that include reconstruction of an interchange and overpass at Posey Road as well as 13 access road...

Sunday, December 7th, 2014

Regional bicycle, pedestrian meetings scheduled in Seguin, Boerne

A cross-county planning group will hold meetings in Seguin and Boerne next week to take comments on a regional bicycle and pedestrian study covering Bexar and adjacent counties.

Saturday, November 29th, 2014

Prop. 1 passed. What’s next for Texas transportation?

With the support of 80 percent of Texas voters, Proposition 1 is expected to add billions to the state highway fund without raising taxes or fees. For lawmakers, state officials and local stakeholders, now the real work...

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