Highways

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Bill Would Allow Businesses To Cut Down Trees Around Billboards

A Texas lawmaker is proposing a bill that would allow businesses to cut down trees along highways and interstates so that billboards would be more visible.

03/23/2015

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Pothole Problems Persist Along Interstate-35W

Last week’s ice and snow storm melted over the weekend to reveal many highways littered with potholes. Many who stayed home at that time, are now finding the holes an obstacle in the daily commute.

CBS 11–03/02/2015

A motorist drives along a street near a large water-filled pothole. (credit: AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Pothole Problems Will Get Worse Before They Get Better

So, you’re driving after the North Texas ice has finally melted. Great! Then, bam you hit a gigantic pothole. Sorry. And unfortunately those dips in the pavement and asphalt are going to get worse before they get better.

CBSDFW.COM–02/26/2015

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Texas Seeing Deadly Side Effect To Fracking Boom

Booming production of oil and natural gas has exacted a little-known price on some of the nation’s roads, contributing to a spike in traffic fatalities in states where many streets and highways.

05/05/2014

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Study: Self-Driving Cars Would Eliminate Majority Of Traffic Deaths, Congestion

In some ways, computers make ideal drivers: They don’t drink and then climb behind the wheel.

10/24/2013

Texas drivers use the shoulder of an Interstate during a traffic jam. (credit: Lawrence Jenkins/Getty Images)

Experts: Texas Heading Toward A Transportation Crisis

Some experts claim Texas is headed for a transportation crisis unless the state comes up with more money for highways. The current gasoline tax paid when you fill up at the pump doesn’t come close to keeping up with building and maintaining Texas highways.

CBSDFW.COM–12/05/2012

Winter Weather Returns To The UK

Snowplow Simulator Offers Rare Chance To Practice In Dallas

In an area that gets a mere 3 inches of snow a year, Dallas snowplow drivers live in fear of major winter storms like the one that crippled their city almost two years ago, the week before it was to host the Super Bowl.

12/04/2012

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TxDOT: Oil & Gas Boom Hard On State Roadways

The oil, gas and wind industries have been huge for the Texas economy. One result of that boom has also meant that the oversized tractor-trailers and other heavy equipment used in energy production are taking a terrible toll on Texas roads.

CBSDFW.COM–10/25/2012

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TxDOT Signs To Regularly Display Traffic Death Numbers

The Texas Department of Transportation is hoping that a sobering new message on highway digital message boards will help save lives in the state. The advisory flashing on the boards lets drivers know that 1,785 people have died on Texas roads this year.

08/21/2012

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Senate Ready To Pass Highway Programs Overhaul

The Senate is poised Tuesday to pass an overhaul of highway and transit programs.

03/13/2012

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Another ‘Green Light’ For I-35E Expansion Project

The expansion project for Interstate-35E in Denton has received another ‘green light’.

02/10/2012

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Congressman: Highway Construction Fund In Danger

A North Texas congressman says the federal fund that pays for highway construction may be facing it’s own dead end.

11/28/2011

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