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Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

Hays County abandons plans for temporary Fischer Store Road bridge

Because work on construction of a permanent Blanco River bridge is moving forward faster than expected, an interim structure would have had a short lifespan, Hays County Pct. 3 Commissioner Will Conley said.

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

Design work underway on temporary Post Road bridge

With construction of a permanent replacement not expected to begin until sometime next summer, Hays County Pct. 4 Commissioner Ray Whisenant says he is moving quickly to build a temporary crossing where floodwaters destroyed the Post Road-Blanco...

Saturday, September 5th, 2015

TxDOT awards construction contract for new Fischer Store Road bridge

UPDATED 10:17 a.m. SEPT. 5 | The state transportation agency anticipates construction will take 82 days from start to finish, excluding weekends and weather delays.

Friday, August 21st, 2015

Power line installation to briefly close Interstate 35 in Austin

Interstate 35 — both the north- and south-bound main lanes between St. Johns Avenue and U.S. 183 — will be closed to traffic Sunday morning so Austin Energy can install new power lines.

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

Conley hopeful Fischer Store Road crossing can be completed in 60 days

After a series of unforeseen delays, Hays County commissioners authorized County Judge Bert Cobb on Tuesday to execute an agreement with private landowners that apparently makes way for installation of a temporary Fischer Store Road bridge over...

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

Southbound I-35 closed in Kyle tonight for crash investigation

The southbound lanes of Interstate will be closed tonight in Kyle between Exits 215 (Kyle Parkway) and 213 (Center Street) while Kyle police officers conduct a crash investigation.

Monday, July 20th, 2015

TxDOT holding open house on congestion plan for Interstate 35 at Riverside Drive

The Texas Department of Transportation is hosting an open house on plans to alleviate congestion on Interstate 35 at Riverside Drive in Austin, proposals that include reconfiguring access roads and widening the bridge over Lady Bird Lake.

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

Hays County, TxDOT sign funding agreement for Post Road bridge wrecked by floodwaters

UPDATED 12:19 p.m. JULY 14 | More than seven weeks after the historic Blanco River flood dismantled the low-lying Post Road bridge in northern San Marcos, state transportation officials have agreed to allocate federal bridge...

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Hays County hopes to temporarily bridge Blanco River with railroad cars

With thousands of rural Hays County residents isolated from emergency service providers, officials are investigating options for using flatbed railroad cars to build a temporary Fischer Store Road crossing at the Blanco River.

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.

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