In an effort to accelerate funding and construction on I-35 through Central Texas, the Texas Transportation Commission discussed a proposed plan at its meeting last month to add an additional $4.3 billion to build new lanes on I35 through Austin. The funding would be in addition to already approved amount, bringing the total investment on the I-35 Capital Express Project to $7.5 billion.
The second-most populous state in the country continues to grow by an average of 1,100 per day, with state demographers predicting that the populations in five metropolitan areas (Austin, Houston, Dallas, Ft. Worth and San Antonio) may double by 2050.
TxDOT is acting to help reduce the risk of COVID-19. The department recently took several steps to protect the public and TxDOT employees. At the same time, TxDOT remains committed to delivering services to its customers all over the Lone Star State.
Work on projects to improve the transportation system continues, as does TxDOT's ongoing work to maintain and operate its state's transportation system, to include ferry operations.
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is investing $32.8 million to upgrade 1.7 mi. of Interstate 30, which will include a new overpass and the rebuilding of frontage roads (concrete pavement) and ramps, in the city of Rockwall (Rockwall County), just east of Dallas.
In Austin, Texas, work continues on a $53.5 million project that will enhance safety for motorists, decrease wait times at intersections and reduce overall travel time. The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is constructing improvements along Loop 1 (MoPac) near the Slaughter Lane and La Crosse Avenue intersections.
Against a watery backdrop, crews in Henderson County, Tex., continue making progress on the State Highway 334 Bridge project. The more than $40 million effort includes the construction of new westbound bridges, upgrades to the existing bridges for eastbound traffic and widening of the two-lane island section connecting to two lake crossings to a four-lane divided highway with a continuous left turn lane.
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has begun work on a $18.5 million project to make roadway improvements to more than 7 mi. of U.S. 70, from Milwee Street in the city of Plainview to the Floyd County line.
"The project will make needed improvements and repairs to the pavement, but is also expected to enhance the overall safety of U.S.
At a cost of $341 million, Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) crews are working on the largest project ever let in the Waco district. Construction on I-35 Waco North from 12th Street to N. Loop 340 began in May, and includes widening the mainlanes to four lanes in each direction and improving frontage roads and interchanges.
Crews are putting in long hours on a marathon project that will widen 22 mi. of I-10 near Beaumont, Texas.
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is overseeing the more than $270-million effort, which, due to size, is divided into segments.
"These three projects are necessary to improve the safety of I-10 and assist in congestion," said TxDOT spokesperson Sarah Dupre.
The five-member Texas Transportation Commission approved the $77 billion 2020 Unified Transportation Program (UTP) submitted by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) on Aug. 29; a 326-page plan that will guide the agency's transportation strategy over the next decade.
The Texas Transportation Commission approved the 2020 Unified Transportation Program (UTP), which includes funding for the I-35 Capital Express North and South projects. The Capital Express program is made up of three, stand-alone projects — North, Central, and South.