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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

A major traffic jam. (credit: Getty Images/Jeff Topping)

Expansion Set For The Most Congested Highway In Texas

The commute for some North Texans could soon be getting better. The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has cleared another hurdle in plans to rebuild part of I-35W in Fort Worth.

10/10/2012

Veterans

Texas Transportation Commission Waives Toll Fees For Veterans

The Texas Transportation Commission has decided to waive fees for select veterans driving on designated state toll roads.

08/30/2012

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TxDOT Signs To Regularly Display Traffic Death Numbers

The Texas Department of Transportation is hoping that a sobering new message on highway digital message boards will help save lives in the state. The advisory flashing on the boards lets drivers know that 1,785 people have died on Texas roads this year.

08/21/2012

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TxDOT Testing Solutions For Wrong-Way Driver Problem

Officials with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) say there is a commitment to finding a solution to the problem of wrong-way drivers on state highways.

07/31/2012

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Study: Texas’ Infrastructure Best In U.S.

According to a study by CNBC, Texas’ overall transportation infrastructure is ranked as the best in the country.

07/13/2012

Close-up video issued by DART show the inside of a paratransit van before a five-car pileup. (Credit: DART)

DART Releases Video From Inside Paratransit Van During Wreck

Hours after the DART paratransit van driver who caused a five-car pileup last month on the Dallas North Tollway was fired, transit officials have released video footage from inside the van.

07/10/2012

Texas drivers use the shoulder of an Interstate during a traffic jam. (credit: Lawrence Jenkins/Getty Images)

Amid New Data, Dallas Mayor Rawlings Backs Toll Road Project

Mayor Mike Rawlings said he got the news he was looking for as TxDOT officially endorsed the Trinity Toll Road Project. Now he’s ready to move the project forward –– but opponents of the project want him to hit the brakes.

06/29/2012

CBSDFW photo by Jay Gormley

‘Move Over Or Slow Down’ Law Includes Tow Trucks

Nine years ago the state passed the Move Over/Slow Down law, for police cars, ambulances and fire trucks that are on the side of the road, with their lights flashing. But many drivers may not know that last September the law was expanded to include tow trucks.

06/19/2012

An 18 wheeler slammed into the Dolphin Road bridge on June 10, 2012. (Credit: CBSDFW.com)

TxDOT: Damaged I-30 Bridge Will Take A Week To Fix

Traffic on Interstate 30 East of Downtown Dallas is expected to remain snarled for at least a week following a fatal tractor trailer crash Sunday afternoon that badly damaged a bridge support. Cleanup from the crash continued well into Monday morning.

06/11/2012

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