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Take Extra Caution When Driving In Rain & High Water

In just a short while North Texas will start getting the first of what is expected to be drenching rain. That means drivers will need to be extra cautious when getting behind the wheel.

CBSDFW.COM–01/08/2013

The snow falling in Dallas, looking north from Hwy. 75 and Churchhill Way. (credit: Stephanie Lucero/KTVT/KTXA)

Emergency Crews Still Busy Despite Snow Blowing Away

North Texas roads looked much better the day after Christmas than they did just 24 hours earlier. But emergency crews and truck drivers are among the busy workers who know – until the ice in the area is gone – they’ll have a lot to do out there.

12/26/2012

Morning Commute Expected To Be An Ugly One

As night fell on a day where 2-3 inches also fell across North Texas, many municipalities had one thing on their mind, the day after Christmas commute.

12/25/2012

A highway sign advises motorists to the dangerous driving conditions. (credit: Erik S. Lesser/Getty Images)

Road Crews Across North Texas Ready For A White Christmas

The Texas Department of Transportation isn’t letting the holidays get them blue. They are already out treating roads as potentially snowy weather moves in.

12/24/2012

The badge and uniform of a Texas State trooper. (FILE) (credit: Getty Images/Chris Hondros)

TxDOT Holiday P.A.S.S. Encourages Sober Driving

Law enforcement officials across the state want you to treat yourself to a Holiday P.A.S.S. TxDOT is encouraging that everyone have a Person Appointed to Stay Sober this holiday season.

CBSDFW.COM–12/21/2012

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State Lawmakers Asked To Help Collect From Toll Offenders

Hundreds of millions of dollars in unpaid tolls has officials with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and statewide toll authorities asking lawmakers at the Capitol for help.

CBSDFW.COM–12/19/2012

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

Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst testifies on Capitol Hill. (credit: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Dewhurst: Take $1B From Rainy Day Fund For Water

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst spoke Thursday at an event held by the Dallas Regional Chamber.

11/29/2012

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TxDOT Switching Truck Fleet To Compressed Natural Gas

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has started a pilot program to switch its car and truck fleet over to Compressed Natural Gas (CNG).

CBSDFW.COM–11/14/2012

Construction on the LBJ Express Project near Interstate 35E in Dallas. (credit: CBSDFW.com)

Texas Cities Using LBJ Project As A Model

For a lot of North Texans traveling on Interstate-635/LBJ Freeway equals construction and traffic jams, but engineers across the state are using the roadwork project as a model.

CBSDFW.COM–11/01/2012

A driver tries to avoid potholes. (credit: Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images)

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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Eyes Of Texas, Nation On Highway To Open At 85 MPH

A 40-mile stretch of a Central Texas toll road opens this week with officials and residents watching to see how fast traffic goes — and whether the state’s drivers can handle the extra speed.

10/21/2012

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