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Roads and Highways

Workers lay the pipes of a gas pipeline. (credit: Mladen Antonov/AFP/Getty Images)

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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Most North Texas Drivers Play It Safe On Slick Roads

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.

CBS 11–02/11/2014

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Snow & Ice Response Busting City Budgets

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.

CBS 11–02/10/2014

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City Campaign Aimed At The “Construction Weary”

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.

CBSDFW.COM–01/27/2014

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Drivers Grade State & Cities Road Clearing Efforts Poorly

It seems the opinions of state and local agencies about road conditions and clearing efforts are varying greatly from those of North Texas drivers.

CBS 11–12/09/2013

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Dallas Drivers Venture Out, Get Stuck

Many roads that weren’t cleared were more like skating rinks Friday night. Most will only get worse as the night goes on.

12/06/2013

Patches of ice are seen in front of the Dallas skyline on December 6, 2013. (credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

North Texas Shuts Down After Inches Of Freezing Rain & Sleet Fall

Freezing rain and stinging winds slammed the area Friday and made a strangely blank landscape out of normally sun-drenched North Texas.

12/06/2013

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Texas Legislature Debates Road Funding

The Texas Legislature has convened to debate new funding for roads and bridges by diverting money from the state’s Rainy Day Fund.

08/05/2013

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Governor Perry Calls Third Special Session To Boost Road Funding

Governor Rick Perry has called lawmakers into a third special session minutes after the second special session formally ended.

CBS 11–07/30/2013

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State Bill Would Increase Car Registration Fee By $30

A bill introduced at the state capitol could boost the cost of your annual car registration sticker by about 50-percent.

CBSDFW.COM–05/01/2013

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Brown Trail Bridge To Be Demolished This Weekend

A traffic mess is coming for Bedford this weekend as the Brown Trail bridge over Airport Freeway will be demolished started Friday at noon.

12/06/2012

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National Report Finds Many Area Highways To Be Among Country’s Most Congested

A first-of-its kind report on the nation’s most congested roads includes a number of North Texas highways. The Texas Transportation Institute and others looked at more than 300 roads across the country and broke them down into eight categories of congestion.

11/15/2011

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