Texas Department of Transportation
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.
Many roads that weren’t cleared were more like skating rinks Friday night. Most will only get worse as the night goes on.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
The Texas Department of Transportation has posted the names of the state’s top 25 toll jumpers on its website.
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.
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.
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.
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.