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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 from the Texas Department of Transportation.

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

MPOs holding public meetings on Austin, San Antonio infrastructure plans

Regional planning organizations based in Austin and San Antonio are holding public hearings on updates to their four-year plans for transportation infrastructure spending. The schedules include meetings in Lockhart, Kyle and Dripping Springs.

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

Texas 130 toll road operator files for bankruptcy

A private company that operates part of the Texas toll road with the highest speed limit in the country filed for bankruptcy Wednesday, fewer than three years after the section of the road it oversees first opened.

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

‘Significant delays’ expected for weeks during Aquarena Springs overpass construction

Ongoing construction of a new railroad overpass will continue to pinch Aquarena Spring Drive from five lanes to two between Interstate 35 and Texas State University through late March.

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

TxDOT finishes new Interstate 35 ramps, overpass turnarounds in Buda, Kyle

The Texas Department of Transportation has completed an $11.6 million package of Interstate 35 construction intended to improve safety and ease congestion in Buda and Kyle.

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

Hays marks flood recovery milestones with new Fischer Store bridge, reforestation plan

Less than nine months after a wide swath of Hays County was devastated by a flood of nearly biblical dimensions, San Marcos and Wimberley area residents are marking major milestones in the recovery effort.

Saturday, February 6th, 2016

I-35 main lanes — all of them — to close for bridge demolition in San Marcos, Kyle

Interstate 35 — all main lanes in both directions — will be closed nightly starting this weekend for demolition of the old Yarrington Road overpass in northern San Marcos and southern Kyle.

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

Temporary Blanco River bridge at Post Road scheduled to open mid-December

Contractors working for Hays County began the process on Monday of installing flatbed railroad cars over the Blanco River as a temporary replacement for the Post Road bridge destroyed in Memorial Day weekend flood on May 24....

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

I-35 in Austin named most congested roadway in Texas

A new report from the Texas A&M Transportation Institute named the stretch of I-35 between U.S. 290 N and Texas 71 as the most congested roadway in Texas.

Monday, October 26th, 2015

Texans to decide on transportation funding with Prop. 7

As Texas’ transportation needs multiply, voters in the rapidly growing state will be asked Nov. 3 to consider a way to pay for those needs.

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