Roads and Highways
We’re less than 48 hours away from the 4th of July holiday weekend and there’s an added incentive to drive with care.
A travel group predicts 3.1 million Texans will hit the road over the July Fourth holiday period.
With the potential for winter weather this weekend, before the college national football championship, there are signs the Texas Department of Transportation preparation game plan has changed.
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.
As of Noon Tuesday, Dallas’ Department of Street Services continued its sanding operations at Ice Force Level 1. Crews focused on bridges, overpasses, inclines and critical public safety areas.
While the temperatures rise and fall in North Texas this winter, the one thing that has remained constant is the sky-high bill to pay for the state’s storm response.
Three years into the North Tarrant Express Project (NTE) and drivers have come to find battling closures, detours, and backups an every day occurrence. Now one city is spending money to make sure people don’t avoid the area altogether.
It seems the opinions of state and local agencies about road conditions and clearing efforts are varying greatly from those of North Texas drivers.
Many roads that weren’t cleared were more like skating rinks Friday night. Most will only get worse as the night goes on.
Freezing rain and stinging winds slammed the area Friday and made a strangely blank landscape out of normally sun-drenched North Texas.
The Texas Legislature has convened to debate new funding for roads and bridges by diverting money from the state’s Rainy Day Fund.
Governor Rick Perry has called lawmakers into a third special session minutes after the second special session formally ended.