Texas Department of Transportation

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TxDOT Has New Weapon In Icy Road Battle

CBS 11 News took a look at exactly what the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is putting on the roads to try to make them safer in inclement weather.

CBSDFW.COM–12/05/2013

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Technology Helping Road Crews Prepare For Icy Weather

The North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA) and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) are settling in for a busy night. Both technology and on-the-street manpower are helping them prepare for possible winter weather.

CBS 11–12/05/2013

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TxDOT, NTTA, Dallas Road Crews Brace For Winter Storm

The city of Dallas and Texas Department of Transportation say they’re rushing to prevent icy road conditions as a winter storm descends on North Texas.

CBS 11–12/05/2013

TEXpress

LBJ TEXpress Toll Lanes Set To Open Next Month

On December 14, TxDOT will open 3.2 miles of the LBJ Express toll road. The full, 13-mile project is slated for completion in 2015. Including frontage roads, the project widens LBJ to 22 lanes — four of them TEXpress toll lanes.

Four of the 22 lanes are toll road, dubbed the “TEXpress”.

CBS 11–11/13/2013

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Neighbors Want Traffic Light & Lower Speed Limit On Street

What was once a rural, two-lane road has turned into a regular route for North Texas commuters. Now some people who live along Davis Boulevard, in Tarrant County, are pleading for help. They say they only want to be able to safely get in and out their homes.

CBSDFW.COM–11/04/2013

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TxDOT Releases Names Of Top 25 Toll Jumpers

The Texas Department of Transportation has posted the names of the state’s top 25 toll jumpers on its website.

10/17/2013

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Arlington Officials Push For Highway 360 Toll Road

Do you think North Texas needs another toll road? It seems officials in Arlington do. The city is pressing the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and the North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA) to help alleviate a trouble spot in the city.

CBSDFW.COM–10/15/2013

Evening rush hour traffic. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

HOV Lanes On I-35 Closed For Next 4 Years

Drivers who use the HOV lanes on Interstate 35E and U.S. Highway 67 to quicken their commute will have to adjust their drive times.

09/06/2013

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TxDOT Wants Cities To Maintain Certain State Roads; Cities Say No

Preston Road is also State Highway 289, making it a road that’s maintained by the state. But in an effort to save TxDOT money the agency is considering asking cities and counties to take over maintenance on roads like Preston.

CBS 11–08/29/2013

A police officer conducts a field sobriety test during a DUI traffic stop. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

More Troopers On Patrol For Drunk Drivers This July 4th

While the Independence Day holiday isn’t until next week, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is gearing up to put more highway patrol officers, conducting more drunk driving patrols.

CBSDFW.COM–06/26/2013

Texas State Capitol

Governor Considers Special Session On Highway Funding

Governor Perry and state lawmakers are considering using a special session to deal with the issue of funding new road construction in Texas.

05/28/2013

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One North Texas Officer Says Ticket Quotas Do Exist…And It May Be A Ticket To A Trophy

The sound of the siren. The lights in your mirror. You know the feeling …and you know what’s next.

05/20/2013

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