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Ferrovial Awarded Five Infrastructure Projects in Texas

HOUSTON, TX — Ferrovial announces, through its construction subsidiary Webber, that it was awarded two contracts from the Texas Department of Transportation, and PLW Waterworks was awarded three Texas water and wastewater treatment facility projects.

Ferrovial acquired Houston-based construction company Webber in 2005. Over the past 20 years, …

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TxDOT's Irving Interchange Project Transforms Congested Corridors

IRVING, TX — A congested triangle of highway interchanges is becoming a distant memory after a massive overhaul of the corridors wraps up in Irving.

The Irving Interchange surrounds the old Texas Stadium site in the Dallas District and is where SH 183, SH 114, Loop 12, and Spur 482 …

AECOM Selected by TxDOT to Deliver Drainage Tunnels for I-35 Capital Express Central Project in Austin

AUSTIN, TX — AECOM announces it has been selected by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to provide project inspection services for the construction of drainage tunnels for the next phase of its $4.5 billion Capital Express (CapEx) Central project in Austin. The project includes the delivery of two large-diameter …

TxDOT Austin District Announces Fleischman as North Travis Area Engineer

AUSTIN, TX — The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) announces the appointment of Daniel Fleischman, PE, as the North Travis Area Engineer for the Austin District.

Fleischman's professional career began in 1998 when he worked as an Engineer-In-Training for a consulting firm. He later joined TxDOT in 2003, serving …

Texas Water Development Board Approves Financial Assistance Totaling $94.8M for Water and Wastewater Projects

AUSTIN, TX — The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) approves financial assistance totaling $94.8 million for water and wastewater projects.

  • $2.26 million to the City of Brady (McCulloch County) for water distribution system improvements
  • $5.23 million to the City of Brady (McCulloch County) for a lead service line replacement project …

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Major I-69 Bridge Extension Project Set to Transform Brazos River Crossing

HOUSTON, TX — The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has recently begun the I-69 bridge extension project over the Brazos River in Fort Bend County, promising significant improvements in mobility and safety.

This $53 million project will extend the I-69 mainlane and frontage road bridges both northbound and southbound by …

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Texas’ Amended Regional Flood Plan Recommendations Total Over $54B

AUSTIN, TX — The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) has approved amendments to the first-ever regional flood plans that recommend additional solutions to reduce the risk and impact of flooding across the state, bringing the total estimated cost of flood risk reduction solutions for all 15 planning regions to more …

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USDOT Secretary Buttigieg Visits Texas to Celebrate Investments that will Reconnect Communities

DALLAS, TX — As part of the Biden-Harris Administration's ongoing Investing in America Tour, U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Secretary Pete Buttigieg traveled to Dallas, Texas, to celebrate awards that will reshape and reconnect communities.

Buttigieg and USDOT recently announced $3.3 billion in funding from President Joe Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure …

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Inspiring the Next Generation: TxDOT, AGC of Texas, and Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas Host Construction Career Day

In an effort to attract more young people to the construction industry amidst the ongoing labor shortage, the Texas Department of Transportation, Associated General Contractors of Texas, and Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas collaborated on Construction Career Day, held at the Texas Fairgrounds in Dallas.

The event provided an …

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Two Years of IIJA Investments Fuel Growth in Texas

In November 2021, Congress passed the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act), a once-in-a-generation investment in the nation’s infrastructure. President Joe Biden’s administration proposed this legislation to rebuild America’s roads, bridges, and rails, expand access to clean drinking water, ensure every American has access to high-speed internet, tackle …

Texas Water Development Board Authorizes $270M in Flood Mitigation Assistance Grants

LUBBOCK, TX — The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) authorizes execution of grant contracts for $270 million through the Flood Mitigation Assistance program. The grants are funded through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and will be used for a variety of flood mitigation activities to benefit approximately 120,000 flood-prone …

TxDOT Begins US 60 Bridge Project in Parmer County

PARMER COUNTY, TX — The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) recently began work on a project that will improve safety and mobility along U.S. 60 in Parmer County.

The $70 million project will build a new bridge at U.S. 60 (as well as entrance and exit ramps) and add safety …

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USACE Fort Worth District Preserves Pieces of Wilford Hall During Demolition Project

SAN ANTONIO, TX — Wilford Hall Medical Center, located on Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, was once the flagship of military medicine, named after the medical pioneer, Brig. Gen. Wilford F. Hall. With early beginnings in 1942, as a 100-bed hospital, the medical center quickly grew to …

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TxDOT Nears Completion on Segment B of State Loop 335 in Amarillo

Located in the Texas Panhandle, Amarillo is a flourishing city, with an economy that was recently labeled No. 2 in terms of growth among the top 100 midsized cities in the U.S. Recognizing the critical role infrastructure plays in achieving and maintaining economic growth, the State Loop (SL) 335 project …

Neighborhood Access and Equity Grant Program Awards NCTCOG $80M

ARLINGTON, TX — In partnership with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) has been awarded $80 million to help fund the Bridging Highway Divides for DFW Communities project, which is dedicated to reconnecting communities in the region.

The project will create four …

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TxDOT Begins I-30 Expansion in Hunt County

PARIS, TX — Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) officials announce that a project to improve and upgrade a portion of Interstate Highway 30 in Hunt County has begun.

The contractor, Williams Brothers Construction Company, was granted 945 working days, weather permitting, to complete this project valued at more than …

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TxDOT Selects WSP for Capital Express Central Downtown Reconstruction Project

AUSTIN, TX — The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has chosen WSP, an engineering, environment, and professional services consultancy, to provide engineering services for the I-35 Capital Express Central Downtown (CapEx-C Downtown) Corridor reconstruction through downtown Austin.

WSP will provide plans, specifications, and estimates (PS&E) for the 1.8-mile downtown …

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Executive Administrator Walker Retires from the Texas Water Development Board

AUSTIN, TX — The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) announces that Jeff Walker has made the decision to retire from his position as Executive Administrator after nearly eight years as head of the agency and more than 34 years with TWDB.

As one of the longest-serving TWDB Executive Administrators, Walker’s …

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TxDOT Makes Strides to Ease Congestion, Improve Safety in Houston with $259M Interchange Project

Crews have made significant headway on the Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) $259 million Interstate 610 West Loop/Interstate 69 Southwest Freeway interchange project, which will reduce congestion and improve safety and mobility in Houston.

Work on the project has required innovative thinking to resolve issues. Examples include modifying temporary …

TxDOT Selects Woolpert for $3M Traffic Engineering and ITS Services Contract

AUSTIN, TX — The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has selected Woolpert to provide traffic engineering and intelligent transportation systems services under a five-year, $3 million contract supporting its Austin, Beaumont, and Fort Worth districts.

Woolpert will provide services supporting safety-related projects, including speed zone studies, traffic signal studies, traffic …

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Flatiron Expands Resiliency, Climate Adaptation Market Positioning with $102M Port Arthur Ship Channel Project

PORT ARTHUR, TX — Flatiron is building resiliency protection to help communities brace for impacts of storm surge, sea-level rise, and other environmental threats. Resiliency has become a significant market for Flatiron, with the company recently adding a major project in Texas to its other projects already underway.

In Port …

TxDOT Announces McLeod as Houston Director of District Design

HOUSTON, TX — The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) announces the selection of Brett McLeod as the Houston District’s Director of Design. McLeod will oversee the district’s in-house and consultant-led PS&E development, pavement design, hydraulics, bridge design, bridge preservation and maintenance, surveying, and plan review functions.

McLeod began his career …

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TxDOT Designates Second South Padre Island Causeway Project as a State Roadway

AUSTIN, TX — The second South Padre Island causeway project is moving forward in development as the Texas Transportation Commission added the future roadway, SH 104, to the state highway system. The designation opens additional funding sources to accelerate development and construction of the new bridge and roadway, to be …

Texas Water Development Board Approves Financial Assistance Totaling $41.2M for Water and Wastewater Projects

AUSTIN, TX — The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) approves financial assistance totaling $41.2 million for water and wastewater projects.

  • The Sharyland Water Supply Corporation (Hidalgo County) received $35.9 million for water system improvements. The corporation will relocate approximately 26.5 miles of waterlines and make improvements to two water treatment …

USACE Awards $617M Contract for VA Health Care Center in El Paso

EL PASO, TX — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) Fort Worth District, in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, awarded a $617.5 million contract to Clark Construction Group, LLC, to construct a Health Care Center (HCC) in El Paso, Texas.

The almost 493,000-square-foot, energy-efficient, …

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Houston Mayor Joins HPW & Partners to Celebrate $1.7B Project Milestone

HOUSTON, TX — City of Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner recently joined Houston Public Works (HPW) and other water provider organizations for a ceremonial ribbon-cutting at the newly operational Northeast Water Purification Plant (NEWPP) Expansion.

The multi-year construction project began in 2017 and has the capacity to provide Houstonians with over …

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Daingerfield Equipment Operator Receives TxDOT Extra Mile Award

ATLANTA, TX — The Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) Atlanta District announces that Daingerfield Maintenance Equipment Operator Elton Bolden is the recipient of a 2023 Extra Mile Award.

Bolden, an 18-year TxDOT veteran, was presented the award last month at the 97th Annual Transportation Short Course in College Station. …

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TxDOT Transportation Improvements Helped Texas Commuters Save $3B in 2022

AUSTIN, TX — Commuters across Texas reaped time and cost savings valued at more than $3 billion in 2022, thanks to transportation improvements and pandemic-related trends that made their drives quicker than just a few years ago, according to a new report from the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI).

The …

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TxDOT Honored for Reducing Pedestrian Fatalities on Austin's I-35

AUSTIN, TX — The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) was recently honored with a 2023 National Roadway Safety Award for working with community leaders to address concerns about pedestrians crossing Interstate 35 in Austin, thereby, significantly reducing the number of fatalities.

TxDOT also was recognized for working with nonprofit and …

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Construction Gets Underway on North Tarrant Express Capacity Improvement Project

FORT WORTH, TX — Motorists in Tarrant County can expect to see pre-construction activities underway on the North Tarrant Express Capacity Improvement Project (NTECIP). The Capacity Improvement Project will add a (free) general-purpose lane in each direction along the North Loop of I-820 and a (tolled) managed lane in each …

Texas Water Development Board Approves Financial Assistance Totaling $34,856,380 for Water and Wastewater Projects

HOUSTON, TX — The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) approves financial assistance totaling $34,856,380 for water and wastewater projects.

$28,550,000 will go to the City of Liberty Hill (Williamson County) for a direct potable reuse project. The city will construct a new direct potable reuse water treatment plant that will …

TxDOT Announces Benavidez as San Antonio District Engineer

SAN ANTONIO, TX — The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) announces Charles Benavidez, PE has been selected as the San Antonio District Engineer. In his role as District Engineer, Benavidez will oversee the planning, designing, construction, operation, and maintenance of the state transportation system in 12 counties surrounding the greater …

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TxDOT Atlanta District Pavement Project Wins Top Honor

ATLANTA, TX — A Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) project covering several counties in northeast Texas recently won top honors at the Texas Asphalt Pavement Association's annual meeting in San Antonio.

TxDOT’s Atlanta District, along with the contractor, Missouri Petroleum of Bullard, Texas, won the Region Four Dr. Jon …

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Historic $345M Approved for Pedestrian and Bicycle Projects Across Texas

AUSTIN, TX — New sidewalks, bikeways, and other types of infrastructure will help improve safety and enhance quality of life in Texas communities with approval by the Texas Transportation Commission of more than $345 million for projects across the state.

The funding will go toward 83 projects that will improve …

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Construction Begins on Southern Gateway Park, Opening Slated for 2025

DALLAS, TX — The Southern Gateway Public Green Foundation officially kicked off construction of Southern Gateway Park, a bridge park spanning Interstate 35E in Southern Dallas, at a recent "groundmaking" celebration with more than 200 community and civic leaders, donors, and partners in attendance. The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) …

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TxDOT Celebrates Completion of Presidio International Bridge Project

PRESIDIO, TX — Presidio - International officials, community leaders, residents, and Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) staff conducted a ceremonial ribbon cutting for the new Presidio International Bridge on the Presidio-Ojinaga border. The ceremony marks the culmination of the TxDOT bridge project that doubled capacity at the border facility.

“I’m …

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TxDOT Continues Loop 360 Underpass Construction in Austin

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has embarked on a $72.1 million construction project at two Austin’s Loop 360 intersections.

“The project will improve safety and mobility at the Loop 360 intersections of Westlake Drive and Cedar Street by constructing an underpass, where the Loop 360 main lanes go under …

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TxDOT Atlanta District Recipient of Safety Award

ATLANTA, TX — The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) announces the Atlanta District is the recipient of the 2023 Texas Bluebonnet Safety Award.

TxDOT Atlanta District Engineer Rebecca Wells and Safety Officer J.J. Singleton were presented the award by TxDOT Executive Director Marc Williams and Associated General Contractors of America …

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Historic Funding Approved for Texas Seaports

AUSTIN, TX — The Texas Transportation Commission approves historic funding for Texas ports that will help increase trade, improve safety, and provide a more robust supply chain. The funding comes from a bill passed in this year’s 88th Legislative Session, signed by Gov. Greg Abbott.

The commission approved $200 million, …

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New Bicyclist/Pedestrian Bridge Over US 75 Connects Multiple Popular Trails in North Dallas

A much-anticipated, transformative pedestrian bridge will soon open in North Dallas – following a unique construction and placement project.

The new Northaven Trail Bridge, expected to be fully open to the public later this fall, will connect multiple popular bicycle/pedestrian trails – including the Northaven Trail, Cottonwood Creek Trail, and …

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SWG Awards Final Contract for Corpus Christi Ship Channel Improvement Project

GALVESTON, TX — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Galveston District (SWG) awards the fourth and final multimillion dollar contract for the Corpus Christi Ship Channel Improvement Project (CCSCIP).

Callan Marine will receive approximately $102.9 million to complete dredging on the final stretch of the project — the Inner …

TxDOT Project Making Major Improvements to Woodrow Road

LUBBOCK, TX — A project that will make major improvements to Woodrow Road (CR 7600), from US 87 to Indiana Avenue, in Lubbock County is scheduled to begin. The $38 million, Lubbock County project will completely rebuild the existing roadway from a two-lane rural roadway to a five-lane thoroughfare.

The …

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I-35 Capital Express Central Project Receives Environmental Decision

AUSTIN, TX — A major transformation of I-35 through downtown Austin moves a step closer to construction with the release of the Final Environmental Impact Statement and Record of Decision. The Texas Department of Transportation announces the completion of the National Environmental Policy Act process for environmental clearance.
The I-35 …

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Ferrovial Continues Improving United States Highways, Awarded Eight Construction Contracts in Texas

AUSTIN, TX — Ferrovial announces, through subsidiary Webber, it was awarded eight construction projects in Texas. Work includes the reconstruction of bridges, widening of roadways, and safety improvements for the surrounding communities. Ferrovial, through its construction subsidiaries, is now working on projects across ten states, strengthening its growing presence …

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HNTB Collaborates with TxDOT to Successfully Deliver Northaven Trail Pedestrian Bridge Overnight

DALLAS, TX — HNTB, in collaboration with the Texas Department of Transportation, successfully completed the accelerated bridge construction phase of the Northaven Trail Pedestrian Bridge.

“By designing the bridge to accommodate ABC delivery, we achieved the dual objective of delivering a truly unique bridge while aligning with TxDOT’s …

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Texas Governor, TxDOT Announce Record $142B Transportation Investment

AUSTIN, TX — Governor Greg Abbott announces a record $142 billion in total investment for Texas' transportation infrastructure. The record investment includes the unanimous adoption of the $100 billion 10-year statewide roadway construction plan with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) for transportation projects to enhance safety, improve congestion and …

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Two Projects in Texas Win Regional America’s Transportation Awards

Two Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) projects won regional awards in the 2023 America’s Transportation Awards competition, created by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), AAA, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The competition recognizes state departments of transportation (DOTs) for making a difference in their …

Balfour Beatty Awarded Business U.S. Highway 90U Improvement Project in Houston

HOUSTON, TX — Balfour Beatty has been awarded a contract to widen Business U.S. Highway (BU) 90U from Interstate Highway 610 (I-610) to the east of Mesa Road on behalf of Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) Houston District. Once complete, the approximately $62.5 million improvement project will ease traffic …

TxDOT Selects Woolpert for Three Separate Transportation, Water Contracts

HOUSTON, TX — The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) hires Woolpert for three separate engineering contracts to support its Houston and Dallas districts. Woolpert will provide planning for highways, roadways, and bridge replacements, as well as hydrologic and hydraulic (H&H) services for key roadway projects.

The first two contracts, each …

Fluor-Led Joint Venture Selected for I-35 NEX South Project in San Antonio

IRVING, TX — Fluor Corporation announces that Lone Star Constructors, a Fluor-led joint venture, was selected as the design, construction, and capital maintenance contractor for the Interstate 35 (I-35) Northeast Expansion (NEX) South Project in San Antonio, Texas, by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). Fluor expects to recognize …

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Biden-Harris Administration Announces $8.8M in Grants to Accelerate Innovation in Highway Projects as Part of President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda

WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announces $8.8 million in grants for 10 projects in eight states and the District of Columbia to encourage the use of tools that can improve safety on bridges and in work zones. The grants, which can …

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Wolff Companies, TxDOT Break Ground on the US 290 Beacon Hill Interchange

HOUSTON, TX — Wolff Companies and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) held groundbreaking ceremonies today on the U.S. 290 Beacon Hill Interchange, which will create significant access improvements along U.S. 290 in Waller. The access improvements include:

  • an off-ramp for a new 290 interchange, named Beacon Hill Boulevard, located …

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TxDOT Celebrates Completion of First Texas Clear Lanes Project in Houston Area

HOUSTON, TX — The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) was joined by Texas Transportation Commission Chairman J. Bruce Bugg, Jr., local elected officials, community leaders, and TxDOT staff to celebrate the completion of the Houston District’s first Texas Clear Lanes project at Interstate 45 from the NASA 1 Bypass …

Interchange to be Constructed at Panola Co. Intersection

ATLANTA, TX — An overpass at the intersection of US 59 and FM 1794 is scheduled to be constructed soon, according to plans awarded by the Texas Department of Transportation.

“This interchange will be a grade separation, meaning an overpass will take traffic on US 59 up and over …

Fort Worth Mayor Announces $20M Grant for East Lancaster Avenue Corridor Reconstruction

FORT WORTH, TX — The Biden-Harris Administration announces that the City of Fort Worth’s Transportation & Public Works Department, (TPW) in partnership with Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG), will receive a federal grant for $20 million toward the reconstruction of …

TXWIN Urges Voters to Water Infrastructure Funding by Supporting Proposition 6

AUSTIN, TX — Leading up to the 2023 88th Regular Session of the Texas Legislature, drought and high-profile water infrastructure failures placed water infrastructure and supply issues front and center in policy discussions. Key legislative priorities of legislative leadership and Governor Abbott all included water in addition to items such …

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Texas Governor Signs Historic Infrastructure Package into Law

AUSTIN, TX — Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed into law a historic infrastructure package that includes funding for transportation, water, and broadband projects.

Included in the infrastructure package are Associated General Contractors of Texas (AGC of Texas) priority legislation HB 2230 and SCR 2, which extends Proposition 1 and Proposition …

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Ferrovial Celebrates Opening of NTE 35W Segment 3C in Texas

FORT WORTH, TX — Ferrovial announces the completion of the third segment of the North Tarrant Express (NTE) 35W project in Fort Worth, Texas. The inauguration was celebrated with the traditional ribbon-cutting ceremony, together with regional, state, and federal officials, as well as Ferrovial Chairman Rafael del Pino, CEO …

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Webber Awarded $265M for Expansion of Three Roadways in Texas

HOUSTON, TX — The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) awarded Webber projects in the Amarillo District to expand SL 335, the Houston District to widen SH 99, and the San Angelo District to broaden SL 278.

The $133.9 million State Loop 335 project in Amarillo will consist of 5.6 miles …

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TxDOT Celebrates Start of Construction at SH 35 Griggs Road to I-45/Spur 5

HOUSTON, TX — The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) was recently joined by Texas Transportation Commissioner Robert C. Vaughn, Houston City Councilwoman Carolyn Evans-Shabazz, and other elected officials, local leaders, community members, and TxDOT staff to celebrate the beginning of the Texas Clear Lanes project at State Highway 35 …

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I-30 Expansion and Improvement Project Aims to Reduce Bottlenecks and Delays Across Lake Ray Hubbard

As SEMA Construction, Inc., of Grapevine, Texas, builds new bridges for Segment 1 of the Interstate 30 Expansion and Improvement project in Texas’ Dallas and Rockwall counties, they rarely impact existing mainlanes. However, construction traffic on land and water throughout the 1.7-mile project creates its own challenges.

“The contractor …

Lake O' The Pines Bridge Replacement Scheduled to Begin in August

ATLANTA, TX — Construction on the bridge located on SH 155 over Lake O’ The Pines in Marion and Upshur Counties is scheduled to begin this summer, according to plans recently awarded by the Texas Department of Transportation.

The 1.4-mile project will include a new bridge and new approaches. …

Lochner to Provide Utility Engineering Services for TxDOT

AUSTIN, TX — H.W. Lochner, Inc. (Lochner), a provider of transportation infrastructure planning and engineering services, has been selected by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to provide utility engineering and coordination services in the agency's Waco and Bryan Districts, with potential assignments across the state.

The five-year indefinite deliverable …

SNC-Lavalin Awarded $10M Right-of-Way Services Contract for TxDOT

AUSTIN, TX — SNC-Lavalin, a fully integrated professional services and project management company with offices around the world, was awarded a four-year $10 million contract by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to provide Right-of-Way Acquisition Professional Services (ROWAPS). The company has maintained a TxDOT ROWAPS contract since 2000, …

I-30 Improvement Project Begins in Hunt County

PARIS, TX — Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) officials announce that a project to widen and improve a portion of I-30 in Hunt County has begun.

The contractor, Austin Bridge & Road Services LP, was granted 1,033 working days to complete this project valued at more than $128 million. …

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Inspiring the Next Generation

An exciting event aimed at addressing the growing need for construction workers in the infrastructure industry was held May 11 at the Texas Fair Grounds in Dallas. Construction Career Day was a collaborative effort between the Texas Department of Transportation, AGC of Texas, and Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas. …

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TxDOT Breaks Ground on Phase Two of Massive I-30 Expansion Project in Rockwall

ROCKWALL COUNTY, TX — With a panoramic view of Lake Ray Hubbard as the backdrop, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and the city of Rockwall marked the start of construction on the second segment of the Interstate 30 expansion project. Local and state leaders gathered with shovels in hand …

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Sundt Starts Work on TxDOT IH-20 at US-84 Interchange

ROSCOE, TX — Sundt Construction recently started construction of the TxDOT IH-20/US-84 Traffic Interchange project. Sundt has begun constructing a new traffic interchange at IH-20 and US-84 from east of Farm Road 608 to the west of Loop 170 to make the route safer for motorists and leave room for …

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FHWA Announces $300M Investment in Bridge Projects Across the United States, $14M to Fund the US-59 San Antonio River Bridge Project in Texas

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) recently revealed plans to allocate nearly $300 million for nine small- and medium-sized bridge projects in both urban and rural areas. The grants, awarded in eight states and the District of Columbia, are part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law's Bridge …

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J.D. Abrams Juggles Extra Crews and Equipment to Meet Aggressive Schedule for Capital-Area I-35 at Williams Drive Project

As J.D. Abrams, L.P., of Austin, Texas, completes the 2.6-mile, $61.7 million Interstate 35 at Williams Drive project in Georgetown, Texas, they have juggled a multitude of crews and equipment to meet the aggressive schedule.

However, “The biggest challenge is traffic management,” said Juan Ruiz, J.D. Abrams’ Project …

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Granite Awarded an Approximately $99M Texas Road Widening Project

PEARLAND, TX — Granite has been awarded an approximately $99 million contract by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to reconstruct a section of roadway in Pearland, Texas. Project funding will come from the TxDOT Unified Transportation Program and will be included in Granite’s second-quarter CAP.

The project involves reconstructing …

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Governor Abbott Appoints Alvis, Meade to Texas Transportation Commission

AUSTIN, TX — Governor Greg Abbott appoints Alejandro “Alex” G. Meade, III and Steven D. Alvis to the Texas Transportation Commission for terms set to expire on February 1, 2025, and February 1, 2029, respectively. The commission governs the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and is responsible for policymaking regarding …

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TxDOT Breaks Ground on I-35 Capital Express North Project to Help Keep Austin Drivers Moving

AUSTIN, TX — The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) was joined by Texas Transportation Commission Chairman J. Bruce Bugg, Jr., Commissioner Robert Vaughn, and other officials to break ground on the I-35 Capital Express North project. This is the second of three projects in the I-35 Capital Express …

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TxDOT Cuts Ribbon on FM 2001 West Realignment Project

HAYS COUNTY, TX — The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) was joined by officials from Hays County to cut the ribbon on the FM 2001 West Realignment project. This is the first of three projects to improve FM 2001 between I-35 and SH 21. The west project realigned FM 2001 …

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Civil Rights Agreement Allows Resumption of North Houston Highway Improvement Project

HOUSTON, TX — Federal Highway Administrator Shailen Bhatt recently joined U.S. Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee in conversation with local community leaders and residents, elected officials, and advocates around the North Houston Highway Improvement Project (NHHIP), which will resume upon the signing of a Voluntary Resolution Agreement (VRA) by the Texas …

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UTA’s Use of Plastic Road Material a First for Texas

ARLINGTON, TX — A University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) Civil Engineering Professor is using both recycled and unrecycled plastic waste products to fill in surface cracks and reduce rutting in roads — the first use of what is called “plastic road” material in Texas.

Sahadat Hossain, UTA Civil Engineering …

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Hilton of Greenville Receives TxDOT’s 2023 Road Hand Award

AUSTIN, TX — W.D. “Dee” Hilton Jr. recently received the Texas Department of Transportation's 2023 Road Hand Award at the annual Texas Transportation Forum. Considered one of TxDOT’s highest honors, the Road Hand Award was created in 1973 and is given to those who support and have led major …

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Central City Project Receives $20M from USACE

FORT WORTH, TX — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) 2023 work plan includes $20 million for the Modified Central City project in Fort Worth, also known as the Panther Island project.

The funds will continue the design of the project, which will include completing the Clear Fork, Trinity …

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New Programs for Funding Assistance at the Local Levels of Government

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Build America Bureau has a new funding and resource program designed to help communities launch large projects. It is called Thriving Communities, and it was created by passage of the Appropriations Act. The program will provide an abundance of funding, assistance, and other resources …

Texas Governor, TxDOT Developing Record $100B Plan for Projects Across the State

AUSTIN, TX — Gov. Greg Abbott and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) are proposing a record 10-year $100 billion transportation plan that will increase the number of projects to improve congestion, maintain roadways, and increase safety across the state. This is estimated to be $15 billion more than the …

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USDOT Establishes Partnership with the City of Austin to Finance Mobility and Infrastructure Projects

AUSTIN, TX — The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) established a strategic partnership to facilitate innovative delivery and financing of infrastructure improvements in Austin, Texas. The Emerging Projects Agreement focuses on the City of Austin’s more than $22 billion Mobility Program of Projects, a network of projects designed to improve …

Funding Announced for Widening of SE Loop I-820 from Rosedale Street to Brentwood Stair Road

FORT WORTH, TX — The Southeast Connector project is being expanded to accelerate the inclusion of Interstate 820 from Rosedale Street to Brentwood Stair Road.

In a partnership with the North Central Texas Council of Governments, and with funding from growth in Proposition 1 revenues generated by oil and gas …

FHWA and TxDOT Sign Agreement to Allow I-45 North Houston Highway Improvement Project to Move Forward

HOUSTON, TX — The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) signed a Voluntary Resolution Agreement (VRA) resolving the FHWA Title VI investigation of the I-45 North Houston Highway Improvement Project (NHHIP) and lifting FHWA’s pause on the project. This VRA takes significant steps to address …

City of Houston Awarded Federal Safe Streets and Roads for All Grant for Bissonnet Corridor Project

HOUSTON, TX — The United States Department of Transportation announces the City of Houston will receive $28.79 million in federal funding through the Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) grant program for the Bissonnet Corridor Safe Streets Project.

The funding will support a seven-mile rehabilitation of Bissonnet Street from …

TxDOT Provides an Update on Grand Parkway

LEAGUE CITY, TX — The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) announces the execution of an agreement to begin developing the Grand Parkway extension from League City to Alvin. The extension project is known as Segment B.

“TxDOT has entered into project agreements with both Galveston and Brazoria Counties for TxDOT …

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Texas Governor Signs Historic Infrastructure Agreement with U.S. Military

AUSTIN, TX — Governor Greg Abbott signed the largest Statewide Intergovernmental Support Agreement (S-IGSA) between the State of Texas and the United States Military to bolster infrastructure and transportation improvements on federal military property across the state. This historic 10-year agreement authorizes the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to complete …

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El Paso Project Recognized with We Build Texas Awards

EL PASO, TX — The We Build Texas project awards were recently presented at the Texas Transportation Forum in Austin, and the Texas Department of Transportation's (TxDOT) El Paso District received two of six honors for the I-10 Connect project in the design and the construction categories.

The $100 …

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TxDOT Provides Project Update on 820 East Loop

FT. WORTH, TX — Work is progressing toward completion of the approaches to the new State Highway 10 bridge crossing I-820 and construction of the new bridge for the I-820 southbound main lanes over State Highway 121 and the Trinity Railway Express.

There are also plans to remove the old …

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Stantec Selected to Lead Planning for Proposed El Paso Downtown Deck Plaza

PLANO, TX — Stantec has been selected by the City of El Paso to lead planning, visioning, and schematic design for a proposed deck plaza over the IH-10, which runs through the heart of El Paso. The deck plaza would reconnect neighborhoods that have been divided since the construction of …

State’s Top Water Groups and Key Water Stakeholders Form Broad Coalition to Support Water Funding

AUSTIN, TX — Texas has an estimated $32.7 billion surplus heading into its 2024-2025 biennium, presenting a generational opportunity to help Texas invest in water, wastewater, and flood/stormwater projects. In anticipation of a significant push by the Texas Legislature to direct significant additional funding to address the state’s aging water …

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Atlanta State Park Employees Win State Adopt-A-Highway Award

ATLANTA, TX — An Adopt-A-Highway group in Cass County has been named 2022’s Group of the Year. The group, Atlanta State Park Employees, was recognized for showing remarkable dedication to the program.

“This group has been on a mission since they formed in 2006,” said Texas Department of Transportation Atlanta …

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Cedillo Appointed TxDOT Brownwood District Engineer

BROWNWOOD, TX — The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) appoints Greg Cedillo, P.E. as the Brownwood District Engineer.

Cedillo began his career with TxDOT in 1999 after graduating from Texas Tech University. He served as an Engineering Assistant in the Lubbock District until 2002 when he transferred to the Wichita …

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Historic Marine Neighborhood Selected for $3.8M Improvements

FT. WORTH, TX — Ft. Worth City Council selected Historic Marine as the neighborhood to focus its $3,887,650 Neighborhood Improvement Program allocation in 2023. The Neighborhood Improvement Program is an annual effort of the City of Fort Worth, implemented by Neighborhood Services Department staff, that provides targeted capital investments to …

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Officials Announce Consensus on TxDOT I-45 Project

HOUSTON, TX — After almost two years of discussion and negotiation, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) announces that it has reached common ground with City of Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Harris County officials, which will help advance the I-45 North Houston Highway Improvement Project (NHHIP).

“Both the Memorandum …

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San Antonio’s $1.5B I-35 NEX Central Project Builds Six Elevated Lanes Between Existing Main Lanes and Frontage Roads

With San Antonio’s Interstate 35 corridor already over capacity – and exponential growth expected throughout the area in the coming years – the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) needed to find a way to reduce congestion and improve safety. However, because of commercial and residential development along the corridor, conventional …

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Dallas-Fort Worth Bicycle-Pedestrian Projects Awarded $55M

DALLAS/FT. WORTH — The Regional Transportation Council approved $55 million in federal funding for construction of 13 active transportation projects in Collin, Dallas, Denton, and Tarrant counties. A combined $8 million in local match provided by the local communities brings the total investment in the region’s bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure …

City of Round Rock Approves Agreements with Williamson County for Road Improvements

ROUND ROCK, TX — The Round Rock City Council approved three interlocal agreements with Williamson County for future transportation projects at a recent regularly scheduled meeting. The agreements calls for the following improvements, which are all currently in the design phase:

County Road 112 (Avery Nelson Parkway) Widening Project from …
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TxDOT Atlanta District Receives Two Safety Awards

ATLANTA, TX — The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) announces the Atlanta District is the recipient of two safety awards including the 2022 Texas Bluebonnet Safety Award and the Outstanding Safety Achievement Award.

Atlanta District Engineer Rebecca Wells was presented the Outstanding Safety Achievement Award by TxDOT Executive Director Marc …

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Two Major North Texas Highway Projects Reach Major Milestones

FORT WORTH/DALLAS, TX — With shovels and scissors, two major highway projects in Tarrant and Dallas counties recently marked beginning and ending milestones on the path to improving the drive for North Texans. Local and state officials broke ground on a major Tarrant County highway project and cut the ribbon …

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Fort Worth Names Construction Firms for Convention Center Expansion

FT. WORTH, TX — The City of Fort Worth announces it has selected three North Texas construction firms to lead the Fort Worth Convention Center’s expansion. The firms, each based in and with deep ties to North Texas, were chosen based on their extensive past experience.

Under the contract, the …

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Texas Sidewalks, Bike Lanes Receive Funding

AUSTIN, TX — As Texas strives to reduce the rising number of pedestrian and bicyclist fatalities, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is making available around $250 million for its 2023 Transportation Alternatives Call for Projects.

The federal funding will go toward sidewalks, bike lanes, shared-use paths, and other projects …

Corpus Christi City Council Approves North Beach Revitalization and Drainage Plan

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – At a regularly scheduled business meeting, MIG Civil Engineering, LLC., presented the North Beach Revitalization and Drainage Improvement Plan and Phase 1 of its implementation to the City Council.

City Council voted to adopt the plan, approve phase 1 construction of the project, and repeal …

Fort Worth Gains Seat on Transportation Body

FORT WORTH, TX — Fort Worth will gain a seat on the Regional Transportation Council, pushing membership on the transportation policy-making body to 45.

Fort Worth will now have four seats on the RTC, second in representation to Dallas’ six seats. The additional seat is a result of population …

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Trowler Appointed TxDOT's Atlanta District Director of Transportation Operations

ATLANTA, TX — The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) announces that Christina Trowler, P.E. has been selected as the new Director of Transportation Operations for the Atlanta District.

In her new position, Trowler will oversee traffic operations in Bowie, Camp, Cass, Harrison, Marion, Morris, Panola, Titus, and Upshur counties. This …

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Fluor Breaks Ground on I-35 Capital Express South Project in Austin, Texas

AUSTIN, TX — Fluor Corporation and officials from the Texas Department of Transportation broke ground on the Interstate 35 (I-35) Capital Express South project in Austin, Texas. Fluor was awarded the project in the second quarter of 2022.

“It is always gratifying to break ground on a new project that …

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TxDOT El Paso Engineer Valtier Receives Prestigious Recognition

COLLEGE STATION, TX — Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) El Paso District Deputy District Engineer Eddie Valtier, P.E., was recognized with the Dewitt C. Greer Award. The recognition is awarded to one recipient every year and is one of the Big 5 Awards presented by TxDOT and administered by …

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McKinney Breaks Ground on New City Hall Complex

MCKINNEY, TX — The City of McKinney recently broke ground on the new City Hall complex in the Historic Downtown McKinney Cultural District that will accommodate the city's growth for the next generation and serve as a central gathering space and catalyst for development.

The 175,000-square-foot, five-story building will be …

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Governor Abbott, TxDOT Break Ground on Loop 1604 North Expansion

SAN ANTONIO, TX — Governor Greg Abbott and Texas Transportation Commission Chairman J. Bruce Bugg, Jr. celebrated the groundbreaking for Segment 2 of the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Loop 1604 North Expansion project in San Antonio. As part of the statewide Texas Clear Lanes initiative, the $418-million segment aims …

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Webber Completes IH-35 Waco Construction Project Five Months Ahead of Schedule

WACO, TX — Webber, along with representatives from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), the cities of Waco and Bellmead, McLennan County, and Baylor University, celebrated substantial completion of the IH-35 Waco construction project with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Event speakers included Texas Transportation Commission Chairman J. Bruce Bugg, Jr. …

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Five Overlapping Projects Improve I-10 Pavement and Congestion on San Antonio’s East Side

As traffic increases and pavement deteriorates on Interstate 10 on San Antonio’s east side, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) undertook five separate, but overlapping, projects to improve mobility and safety.

With two projects complete and three currently under construction (see “Project Breakdown”), contractors have dealt with ongoing utility relocations, …

New Cable Barrier Saving Lives

AUSTIN, TX — A recent review of four Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) districts shows the success of more than 130 miles of new cable barriers.

The cable barriers were installed in Lufkin, Pharr, Waco, and Fort Worth using part of the $600 million of Road To Zero funds allocated …

Pflugerville, Texas Receives $52M WIFIA Loan for Drinking Water Upgrades

PFLUGERVILLE, TX — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is awarding a $52-million Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loan to the City of Pflugerville, Texas, to support the city’s Water Treatment Plant Expansion Project.

The project will increase the plant’s drinking water treatment capacity with new treatment and …

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Martin Named Transportation Planning & Development Director of TxDOT

ATLANTA, TX — The Texas Department of Transportation announces that Katie Martin, P.E. has been appointed as the new Transportation Planning & Development Director for the Atlanta District.

In her new position, Martin will direct the coordination of district-wide project planning and oversee advanced project development and public involvement. "I …

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TxDOT Steps Up Focus on Rural Transportation Needs

AUSTIN, TX — According to the Texas Transportation Commission, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has dedicated billions to statewide connectivity projects to upgrade interstates and other major rural highways over the next 10 years.

“TxDOT is planning to invest an historic level of approximately $14 billion in our …

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TxDOT Announces Texas Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Plan

AUSTIN, TX — The Statewide Electric Vehicle (EV) Infrastructure Plan for Texas is a multi-year plan to enable current and future drivers of electric vehicles to confidently travel across the state for work, recreation, and exploration. One measure of success of the plan for Electric Alternative Fuel Corridors will be …

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TxDOT Award Recognizes Heroic Actions of Staff

COLLEGE STATION, TX — The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) recently awarded the Extra Mile Awards at their annual Texas Transportation Short Course in College Station. The Extra Mile Award recognizes employees who have acted heroically to help a fellow Texan in need. An employee who receives this award has: …

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TxDOT Announces Three New District Engineers and Director of Alternative Delivery

DALLAS, TX — The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) announces the appointment of Ceason Clemens, P.E. as the Dallas District Engineer, David Salazar, P.E. as the District Engineer for the Fort Worth District, Rebecca Wells, P.E. as the District Engineer for the Atlanta District, and Greg Snider, P.E. as the …

TxDOT Completes Upgrades at I-35 and US 183 Interchange in Travis County

AUSTIN, TX — The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) was joined by Texas Transportation Commission Chairman J. Bruce Bugg, Jr. and Commissioner Robert Vaughn to celebrate major upgrades to the I-35 and US 183 interchange during a ribbon cutting ceremony.

“In 2015, Governor Greg Abbott publicly called on the Texas …

Major Construction Project to Begin in Polk County

LUFKIN, TX — A Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) pre-construction meeting was held in the Lufkin District Regional Conference room, signaling the start of a major construction project in Polk County. Engineers, city representatives, consultants, utility, general contractors, environmental, and safety professionals were in attendance to discuss the Corrigan Relief …

New Projects Approved for TxDOT's Lufkin District

LUFKIN, TX — The Texas Transportation Commission recently approved more than $520.9 million in new construction projects statewide, with more than $12.4 million earmarked for projects in the Lufkin District.

Commissioners also approved more than $75.9 million in maintenance projects, which included more than $1.7 million for the Lufkin District. …

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TxDOT Announces Johnson, Butler, and Bur as New Directors

DALLAS, TX — The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) announces the appointment of Carl L. Johnson, P.E., to Director of District Operations, Jessica A. Butler, P.E., to Director of Engineering and Safety Operations, and Mohamed "Mo" Bur, P.E., to Director of Project Development.

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City of Fort Worth Breaks Ground on City Council Building

FORT WORTH, TX — City of Fort Worth residents watched and cheered as dignitaries broke ground on the new City Council wing at Future City Hall.

Site enhancements at the former Pier 1 headquarters building, 100 Energy Way, will include a new City Council Chamber facility, which will be home …

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Major Traffic Project to Begin at FM 518 & I-45

LEAGUE CITY, TX — The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will be starting work on a project that will provide traffic relief at the intersection of FM 518 and I-45. This is part of TxDOT’s larger I-45 improvement project and should be completed by the end of the year.

Work …

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TxDOT Holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on US 67 Project

SAN ANGELO, TX — The Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) San Angelo District recently celebrated the completion of its $40-million US 67 Project in San Angelo. Joining in on the festivities were TxDOT Commissioner Alvin New, State Senator Charles Perry, State Representative Drew Darby, San Angelo Mayor Brenda …

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Biden-Harris Administration Sending States Nearly $60B from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for America’s Roads and Bridges

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announces that it has released $59.9 billion in Fiscal Year 2023 apportionments for 12 formula programs to support investment in critical infrastructure, including roads, bridges, and tunnels, carbon emission reduction, and safety improvements utilizing funding from President …

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Colorado River Constructors Modernizes Oak Hill Parkway in Austin

Drivers who regularly pass through southwest Austin have inevitably experienced the ever-increasing traffic volume and frequent gridlock around the intersection of U.S. 290 and SH 71. This intersection has long been identified as a heavily congested area in need of solutions and is listed as one of the 100 most …

TxDOT Awarded $25M for Northeast Texas and El Paso Trails

ATLANTA, TX — The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is taking another step forward in providing safe, long-distance travel options for bicyclists and pedestrians after TxDOT received $25 million in federal funds to expand two trail corridors in Northeast Texas and El Paso. Both trails are components of the state’s …

Texas Governor, TxDOT Announce Record $85B 10-Year Transportation Plan

AUSTIN, TX — Governor Greg Abbott announces the adoption of the Texas Department of Transportation's (TxDOT) 2023 Unified Transportation Program (UTP), advancing a record $85-billion, 10-year statewide roadway construction plan. The 2023 UTP reflects an unprecedented level of projected transportation funding dedicated to improving transportation safety, addressing congestion and …

New Report Calls for Modernizing and Expanding Key Texas Highways Connecting Rural and Urban Areas

AUSTIN, TX — Increasing traffic levels, a lack of connectivity between urban and rural areas, and a lack of adequate safety features are among the challenges faced on Texas’ rural transportation system, according to a new report from TRIP, a national transportation research nonprofit based in Washington, D.C. The TRIP …

City Council Approves $125M Bond for November 2022 Election

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX — Corpus Christi Mayor Paulette Guajardo and the City Council passed an ordinance calling for the Bond 2022 Program to be placed on the November 8, 2022 election ballot in the City of Corpus Christi. This ordinance will authorize the city to issue bonds totaling $125 …

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City of Corpus Christi Adopts Record-Setting $1.4B FY 2023 Budget

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX — Mayor Paulette Guajardo and the City Council recently adopted the City of Corpus Christi’s operating and capital budget totaling $1.4 billion for the Fiscal Year 2023.

The balanced budget is designed to address the community’s top priorities including public safety, streets, and parks. The part …

DART Board Approves Distribution of Unallocated Funds to Service Area Cities

DALLAS, TX — The Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Board of Directors approved a one-time distribution of $214 million of unallocated Sales Tax Revenue Funds to the agency's 13 Service Area Cities.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, DART received federal relief operating funds which the agency used according to federal guidelines …

Biden-Harris Administration Announces Nearly $101.6M in Funding for Six Projects in Texas

DALLAS, TX — U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg announces that the Biden-Harris Administration has awarded $101.6 million to support six projects in Texas from the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) program to help move forward on projects that modernize roads, bridges, transit, rail, ports, and intermodal …

RTC Approves Update to Mobility 2045

FT. WORTH, TX — The Regional Transportation Council recently approved an update of Mobility 2045, the North Central Texas Council of Governments’ current long-range Metropolitan Transportation Plan, which guides the spending of federal and state transportation funds based on regional goals.

The $148.3-billion Mobility 2045: 2022 Update makes recommendations for …

US 59 Expansion Project in Redland Set to Begin

LUFKIN, TX — A pre-construction meeting was recently held in the Texas Department of Transportation Lufkin Area Office, signaling the start of a major construction project in Angelina County that will widen a section of US 59 in Redland.

Barricades were set up on US 59 in Redland from FM …

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Expansion Project on I-45 Corridor Adds Lanes to Enhance Freight Mobility and Reduce Congestion

Interstate 45 is a major interstate route through central Texas, connecting the cities of Dallas and Houston, then continuing southeast to Galveston and the Gulf of Mexico. As the primary transportation corridor between the state's two largest metropolitan areas, I-45 carries an ever-increasing volume of commuter, commercial, and heavy truck …

Balfour Beatty Successfully Places First Beams to Support Bridge Widening on TxDOT’s Oak Hill Parkway Project

AUSTIN, TX — Balfour Beatty, as part of Colorado River Constructors (CRC) joint venture team, achieves a major milestone during the delivery of the Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) $674-million Oak Hill Parkway project. The project team successfully set the first bridge beams that support widening activities east …

Managing More than 80,000 Miles of Roads, TxDOT Implements a Digital Delivery Initiative for New Bridge Projects

AUSTIN, TX — Bentley Systems, Incorporated, an infrastructure engineering software company, wishes to recognize the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). With more than 80,000 centerline miles of highway and more than 14,000 employees statewide, TxDOT manages the largest highway system in the United States. TxDOT continues to lead the …

Skyline Selected to Provide Managed Network Services for the Texas Department of Transportation Traffic Network

AUSTIN, TX — Skyline Technology Solutions (Skyline) announces that the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has selected Skyline for a long-term, six- to nine-year partnership for delivering both managed network and transformational technology services for the TxDOT Traffic Network.

Under this contract, Skyline will be responsible for operating, supporting, and …

TxDOT Approves Nearly $150M for Statewide Transit

AUSTIN, TX — The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is investing nearly $150 million in statewide transit. The Texas Transportation Commission recently awarded more than $68 million in federal and state funds to transit providers across the state. Combined with an award granted in June, TxDOT is distributing more than …

Texas Water Development Board Approves Financial Assistance Totaling Over $670M for SWIFT Projects

AUSTIN , TX — The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) approves financial assistance totaling $670,975,000 for State Water Implementation Fund for Texas (SWIFT)* projects.

  • $18,110,000 to the Greenbelt Municipal and Industrial Water Authority (Donley County) for a water supply project
  • $250,800,000 to the City of Dallas (Dallas, Denton, Collin, Ellis, …
City Council Approves Projects for $125M Bond 2022 Program

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX — At the regularly scheduled business meeting, Corpus Christi City Council passed a resolution approving a list of the street, park, library, and public safety projects for the $125-million Bond 2022 program proposed to be considered by the voters on November 8. The bond will not require …

TxDOT Gives Update on I-10 Widening West Project in El Paso

EL PASO, TX — Construction on the Texas Department of Transportation's (TxDOT) I-10 Widening West project, designed to help alleviate congestion on the city’s west side, adds lanes and reverses ramps from the North Mesa interchange (Exit 11) toward the New Mexico state line and is one of several …

Fort Worth Names Two New Assistant City Managers

FORT WORTH, TX — City Manager David Cooke announces two seasoned municipal executives as new Assistant City Managers.

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Construction Now Underway at Future City Hall Site in Fort Worth

FORT WORTH, TX — Fort Worth Mayor Mattie Parker announces that construction has commenced on the Future City Hall building. Morning commuters taking Forest Park Boulevard may have noticed that construction fencing has gone up at the site.

The fencing represents the start of critical site and landscape work in …

City of Galveston Fortifies Flood Protection Network, Selecting Stantec for South Shore Drainage Project Design

GALVESTON, TX — The City of Galveston has selected Stantec, a sustainable design and engineering company, to lead design of the South Shore Drainage project. The $55-million project represents a critical component in the city’s rising coastal protection strategy to protect residents, businesses, key evacuation routes, and vital resources …

Webber Awarded $340M in Texas Projects

HOUSTON, TX — The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) awards Webber four contracts with a combined value of $340 million. The projects include expansion of existing roads in Kaufman, Denton, Collin, and Comal counties.

The scope of work for the Kaufman County project will consist of the widening of U.S. …

TxDOT Gives Update on Loop 1604 Expansion Project

SAN ANTONIO, TX — The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is moving forward with plans to improve approximately 23 miles of Loop 1604 from SH-16 (Bandera Road) to I-35 in north Bexar County. The Loop 1604 Expansion Project involves several transportation improvements that are designed to improve mobility, reduce congestion, …

Project will Rebuild US 385 in Northern Andrews County

ANDREWS, TX — A Texas Department of Transportation project to rehabilitate about 14 miles of U.S. Highway 385 in north Andrews County has begun. A very short segment of SH 115 will also be rehabilitated on the west side of Andrews as part of the project.

The 14-mile project on …

TxDOT Completes Upgrades at I-35 and Parmer Lane in Travis County

AUSTIN, TX — A project that built a diverging diamond interchange (DDI) in north Austin is now complete and was celebrated today by the Texas Department of Transportation, Texas Transportation Commission Chairman J. Bruce Bugg, Jr., State Rep. Celia Israel, and others at a ribbon cutting ceremony.

“Since …

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TxDOT Announces Simmons as Chief Engineer

DALLAS, TX — The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) announces the appointment of Lance W. Simmons, P.E., as TxDOT’s Chief Engineer.

In his new role, Simmons will direct and coordinate the department’s statewide engineering and district operations to ensure the state’s transportation system is built and operates in a …

Fluor Selected for Interstate 35 Capital Express South Project in Austin, Texas

IRVING, TX — Fluor Corporation announces that it was awarded a construction contract for the Interstate 35 (I-35) Capital Express South project in Austin, Texas, by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). Fluor will book the nearly $548-million contract value in the second quarter of 2022.

“This new award is …

Texas Transportation Commissioners Approve New Projects for Lufkin District

LUFKIN, TX — The Texas Transportation Commission approved more than $931 million in new construction projects statewide, with more than $100 million approved for the Lufkin District.

Angelina County was approved for a $63.1-million construction project that will upgrade US 59 in Redland. The main lanes of US 59 will …

Biden Signs Inflation Reduction Act into Law, $5B in Funding to Drive Low-Carbon Procurement in Buildings and Construction

The largest federal climate investment in U.S. history was made on August 16, after President Joe Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) into law. The act aims to fight climate change and address record inflation.

The IRA includes policies that will invest in U.S. energy production, reduce carbon emissions, …

Two Projects in Texas Win Regional America’s Transportation Awards

Two Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) projects won regional awards in the 2022 America’s Transportation Awards competition, sponsored by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), AAA, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The competition recognizes state DOTs for making a difference in their community, with each …

More than 40 Industry Organizations Support Extending Buy America, Build America Act Waiver

When the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) was passed back in November 2021, it expanded Buy America, Build America Act (BABAA) coverage to include certain construction materials used on federal-aid highway and transit projects. This was intended to strengthen Made in America requirements by ensuring projects use American-made iron, …

TxDOT Breaks Ground on First Loop 360 Project to Remove Traffic Signals from the Mainlanes

AUSTIN, TX — The Texas Department of Transportation was joined by federal, state, and local officials to break ground on the Loop 360 at Westlake Drive/Cedar Street project.

"This is the first project in the Loop 360 Program to move into construction," said TxDOT Austin District Engineer Tucker Ferguson. …

I-35 Capital Express South Project is Approved for Construction

AUSTIN, TX — The Texas Transportation Commission approves a $547.6-million contract to build the I-35 Capital Express South project. The project will add two high-occupancy-vehicle lanes in each direction along I-35 from SH 71/Ben White Boulevard to SH 45 Southeast. In addition to the new capacity, the project will also …

TxDOT Commissioners Approve New Construction Projects

AUSTIN, TX — Transportation Commissioners recently met in Austin and approved more than $1.1 billion in new construction projects statewide, with more than $179.1 million approved for the nine-county Lufkin District.

Polk County was approved for $172.8 million, earmarked for the construction of the Corrigan Relief Route. James Construction Group …

Brownwood District Celebrates Completion of Ranger Hill Reconstruction

BROWNWOOD, TX — The Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) Brownwood District recently hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony, to celebrate the completion of the largest project in the district’s history.

The event was held at mile marker 361, at the southwest corner of I-20 and SH 16. Speakers included Eastland …

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City of Fort Worth Partnering on Four Regional Transportation Projects

FORT WORTH, TX — The City Council approved a resolution in support of four regional transit projects and committing funds to the projects. The city is partnering with the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG), Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), and Trinity Metro to advance the four regionally significant …

TxDOT Gives Update on I-820 East Loop

FORT WORTH, TX — Work continues on the I-820 East Loop project in east Fort Worth, with a major milestone recently being recorded.

Crews completed a traffic switch for the I-820 southbound mainlanes between Trinity Boulevard and Randol Mill Road. Traffic now travels on new pavement and bridges crossing the …

Grand Parkway Infrastructure, TxDOT Mark Opening of New Segments of SH99 Grand Parkway

HOUSTON, TX — Grand Parkway Infrastructure (GPI) and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) have marked the substantial completion and opening of three new segments of State Highway 99 Grand Parkway in northeast Houston.

Segments H, I-1, and I-2 represent 53 miles of the 184-mile Grand Parkway highway project and …

CivilTech, a Woolpert Company, Adds Construction Project Manager Salinas to Support TxDOT Projects, Initiatives

HOUSTON, TX — CivilTech, a Woolpert Company, welcomes Julio Salinas as a Construction Project Manager. Salinas is a civil engineer with nearly 20 years of experience in construction engineering and inspection who has managed multimillion-dollar transportation projects throughout Texas, with a focus on Houston. He will manage projects that …

NTMWD Receives EPA Acceptance of the Bois d’Arc Lake Watershed Protection Plan

WYLIE, TX — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently accepted the North Texas Municipal Water District's (NTMWD) Bois d’Arc Lake Watershed Protection Plan (WPP) as meeting the agency’s guidelines for watershed-based plans. The Bois d’Arc Lake WPP outlines a strategy to implement management measures that will help improve and …

I-35 Expansion Project Underway in Cooke County

Interstate 35 is one of the nation's most important highways, running north-south from Canada to Mexico. In Texas, the highway crosses the heart of the state, covering nearly 600 miles from the Red River at the Oklahoma border to the Rio Grande at the Mexican border. As essentially the hub …

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AECOM Named Lead Engineering Firm for Southeast Connector

DALLAS, TX — AECOM, an infrastructure consulting firm, announces it is serving as Lead Engineering Firm for the team selected by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to deliver the Southeast Connector, a project that aims to improve mobility, safety, and transportation options for travelers in the Fort Worth …

AECOM to Continue Providing Engineering Consultant Services for City of Austin’s Transportation Department

AUSTIN, TX — AECOM announces it has been selected by the City of Austin’s Transportation Department (ATD) to continue serving as engineering consultant augmenting ATD’s existing workforce. AECOM will deliver comprehensive engineering design, review, and coordination with City of Austin transportation staff, guided by the priorities of ATD to provide …

Hill International Awarded Five-Year Contract to Support TxDOT’s Statewide Alternative Delivery Program

HOUSTON, TX — Hill International announces it was awarded a five-year contract from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to provide Program Management Consultant (PMC) services to support TxDOT’s Alternative Delivery Division (ALD) with management of the department’s Alternative Delivery Program (ADP) goals for design & construction and operations & …

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TxDOT Appoints Starkes as Mount Pleasant Area Engineer

ATLANTA, TX — The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) announces that Wendy Starkes, P.E., has been named the Mount Pleasant Area Engineer for the Atlanta District. In her new position, Starkes will be responsible for maintenance and construction activities in Titus, Camp, Upshur, and Morris Counties.

A native of …

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Barket Joins DART as Chief of Staff

DALLAS, TX — After an extensive nationwide search, Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) announces that Jenny Barket will join the agency on May 15 as the new Chief of Staff.

Serving as a senior advisor to DART President & Chief Executive Officer Nadine Lee, Barket will lead a variety …

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US Designates Future Interstate 27 Part of the Interstate Highway System

LAREDO, TX — The Ports to Plains Alliance announces that the designation of future Interstate 27 (I-27) became official as President Biden signed into law the appropriation bill. The designation recognizes the Ports-to-Plains Corridor from Laredo, Texas, to Raton, New Mexico, as an addition to the Interstate Highway System.

“I …

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183A Toll Road Extension in Williamson County Safeguards the Community and the Environment

For the 6.6-mile, northward extension of the 183A Toll Road in Williamson County, Texas, the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority in Austin, Texas, planned for material delays, labor shortages, protection of the South Fork San Gabriel River – and dinosaur tracks.

About a quarter mile upstream from where the project …

TxDOT to Widen Highways in Travis, Hays, and Bastrop Counties

AUSTIN, TX — Safety and mobility improvements are coming to several area highways under contracts recently approved by the Texas Transportation Commission.

SH 71 is being widened between the Pedernales River and the Burnet/Blanco County line. Hunter Industries will install a center-turn lane and shoulders on the 3.4-mile stretch. …

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TxDOT Cuts the Ribbon on Two Mobility35 Projects in Williamson County

JARRELL, TX — The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) was joined by U.S. Rep. John Carter, Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell, and Commissioner Valerie Covey for a joint ribbon cutting ceremony for the I-35 at Ronald Reagan Boulevard and I-35 from Corn Hill to FM 972 projects.

“Today, we celebrate …

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Construction Begins on I-35 at US 79 (Southbound) Project

ROUND ROCK, TX — The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) was recently joined by officials from Williamson County, the City of Round Rock, and the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization to break ground on the I-35 at US 79 (southbound) project.

“If you’ve driven on this section of I-35, you …

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36A Coalition Board Names New Officers; Pechukas as Chairman

SUGAR LAND, TX — The Highway 36A Coalition Board of Directors has elected a new set of officers for 2022, naming Robert Pechukas as its new Chairman.

Pechukas is Director of Policy and Administration for Precinct 3 County Commissioner Andy Meyers. The new 36A Vice Chair is Donna Adams, …

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TxDOT Names Collins New Beaumont Area Engineer

BEAUMONT, TX — Dave Collins, P.E., was recently announced as the Beaumont Area Engineer for the Beaumont District of the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). This area manages the counties of Jefferson, Hardin, and Orange in the eight counties of the Beaumont District. The office currently oversees more than …

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Army Corps Announces Funding for Panther Island Project

FT. WORTH, TX — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently released a work plan that includes $403 million for the Trinity River Vision/Central City flood control project in Fort Worth. The funding will allow the Corps to complete final design of all project components and construct a bypass channel. …

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Formal Inclusion of 36A Amendments to RTP Set Mid-2022

SUGAR LAND, TX — Craig Raborn, Director of Transportation for the Houston Galveston Area Council of Government, recently told the audience at a Highway 36A Coalition breakfast that the two segments of a proposed 36A will be formally added to the HGAC Regional Transportation Plan by mid-year 2022. …

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Additional Transportation Funding Provided by the Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act Allows for Needed Improvements to US Roads, Bridges, and Transit

WASHINGTON, DC — Despite the increase in transportation funding provided by the passage of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) in November 2021, the nation’s roads, bridges, and transit systems remain significantly underfunded and will require increased investment for needed improvements and repairs. Fees on highway users continue …

Texas Transportation Commission Approves Retaining Capacity on SL 368 to Address Congestion, Plan for Future Growth

AUSTIN, TX — The Texas Transportation Commission (Commission) approved maintaining state jurisdiction and ownership of a portion of State Loop 368 (Broadway) in San Antonio, keeping the roadway a six-lane section for vehicles as it was originally built with a finding that the roadway is necessary for the operation of …

Texas Water Development Board Approved Financial Assistance for Water, Wastewater, and Flood Projects

AUSTIN, TX — The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) approves financial assistance for water, wastewater, and flood projects.

  • $324,375 to Wharton County for a watershed flood protection project
  • $14,600,000 to El Paso Water Utilities Public Service Board acting on behalf of the City of El Paso (El Paso County) for …
$10M Construction Contract for City Streets Approved by Corpus Christi City Council

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX — The City Council awarded a $10-million construction contract to Haas Anderson Construction, Ltd. of Corpus Christi for the FY 2022 Street Preventative Maintenance Program.

The approved contract will provide city-wide road maintenance on 19 streets located across all five council districts. The scope of work will …

NAS JRB Fort Worth to Receive $3.1M for Infrastructure Project

FT. WORTH, TX — The City of Fort Worth, along with six other Texas cities, were awarded grant money from the state of Texas as part of Gov. Greg Abbott’s Defense Economic Adjustment Assistance Grant program.

The state awarded $1.9 million to Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort …

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TxDOT Names Davis New Rail Division Director

AUSTIN, TX — Jeffrey Davis has been named the Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) new Rail Division (RRD) Director. In his role, Davis will oversee and coordinate the rail activities for the department. Davis brings decades of both public and private sector experience in transit and passenger/freight rail planning, …

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Brownsville Unified Development Code Recognized by APA Texas

BROWNSVILLE, TX — The new City of Brownsville Unified Development Code received a Gold Award for Best Practice from the APA Texas Chapter. It was one of three Freese and Nichols projects to win APA awards in 2021.

The City of Brownsville’s new Unified Development Code (UDC) created a …

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Biden’s $1.2T Infrastructure Package and the Construction Industry

Last fall, President Biden signed a $1.2 trillion infrastructure package – the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act – providing historic funding levels to improve public works, including roads, bridges, highways, internet access and the power grid, as well as to mitigate the effects of climate change. The bill does not …

City Council Awards Contract for $19.8M for Neighborhood Street Reconstructions

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX — At a recent regularly scheduled business meeting, Corpus Christi City Council awarded construction contracts to Bay Ltd. and Grace Paving and Construction, Inc., both of Corpus Christi. The contracts are for the FY 2022 Residential Street Rebuilt Program (RSRP).

The RSRP is a citywide program …

USDOT Announces Loan of Up to $250.29M to the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority for 183N Mobility Project

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Transportation announces that its Build America Bureau (the Bureau) has provided a $250.29-million 35-year, low-interest loan to the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority (CTRMA) for the 183N Mobility Project in the Austin metropolitan area. The Bureau provides Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) …

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TxDOT to Construct I-37 Redbird to US 77/Nueces River Bridge

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX — The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is constructing improvements to Interstate 37 from Redbird Lane to U.S. Highway 77 Interchange in Nueces and San Patricio Counties.

Approximately 45,000 vehicles travel this section of the highway each day. The project area is part of a major northbound …

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TxDOT Celebrates I-35 Reconstruction Project in San Marcos

SAN MARCOS, TX — The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) was joined by officials from Hays County, the City of San Marcos, and the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization for a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the completion of the I-35 at Posey Road project.

“Today, we celebrate TxDOT’s continued …

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Williams Leads TxDOT Through Record Funding, Emerging Technologies, and Safety and Supply Chain Challenges

Statewide, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has more than $30 billion worth of projects under construction – the largest amount in state history.

That number could soon increase.

“With the passage of the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Texas is poised to receive up to $28.7 billion over …

TxDOT to Begin Phase One of Maintenance Project on JFK Causeway Bridge

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX — The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is scheduled to start a $9-million maintenance project on the JFK Causeway Bridge. This project is designed to maximize the structure's life and reduce its overall life-cycle costs.

The project includes:

  • Repairs to the substructure, superstructure, and railing on the …

Texas Transportation Commission Conditionally Awards Southeast Connector in Fort Worth to South-Point Constructors

FT. WORTH, TX — Motorists are one step closer to seeing improvements in one of the state’s most congested regions following a decision by the Texas Transportation Commission to conditionally select South-Point Constructors (SPC), a joint venture of Kiewit Infrastructure South Co. and Austin Bridge & Road, L.P., as …

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TxDOT Celebrates Completion of First of Two Projects to Improve Mobility and Safety in the Four Points Area

AUSTIN, TX — The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) was recently joined by state and local elected officials to cut the ribbon on the RM 2222 Widening project in northwest Austin.

“With the widening of RM 2222, we’re already seeing improvement in traffic flow,” Austin District Engineer Tucker Ferguson said. …

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Downtown Houston Transit Lanes Getting a Fresh New Look

HOUSTON, TX — A faster, more reliable commute is coming to downtown Houston. METRO's latest project, in partnership with the City of Houston, will bring a fresh new look to existing transit-only lanes in the city's central business district.

New markings, striping, and signage will update dedicated bus and …

AECOM to Provide Engineering Services for Houston METRO’s University Corridor Bus Rapid Transit Project

HOUSTON, TX — AECOM announces that it will serve as general engineering consultant (GEC) for Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County’s (METRO) University Corridor Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project, called METRORapid University Line. In this role, AECOM will provide project management and conceptual and preliminary engineering services to assist in …

TxDOT Ready to Begin Construction on Loop 88

LUBBOCK, TX — The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) begins work to transform FM 1585 into Lubbock’s second major state loop, Loop 88. Sacyr Construction USA, LLC, of Miami, Florida, is the contractor for the project.

Phase 3A project limits are from Avenue U to Memphis Avenue, and 3B …

TxDOT Completes US 290 Improvements Project in McDade

MCDADE, TX — Bastrop County officials joined the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to celebrate the completion of the US 290 Improvements project in McDade. The eight-mile project completes the four-lane divided section of US 290 East between Elgin and Paige.

“This project helps increase safety and mobility by dividing …

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TxDOT Atlanta District, El Paso District Win Awards from Texas Asphalt Pavement Association

ATLANTA, TX — A Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Atlanta District project in Harrison County won top honors at Texas Asphalt Pavement Association's (TXAPA) Texas Quality Asphalt Pavement Awards in San Antonio. State Loop 390, constructed by Madden Contracting Co., was selected as winner of the Dense-Graded Mixes …

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Former TxDOT Leader, Swonke, Joins HNTB as National Practice Consultant

AUSTIN, TX — Carlos Swonke, former Director of Environmental Affairs for the Texas Department of Transportation, joins HNTB Corporation as a National Practice Consultant. Amassing more than 34 years in the field, Swonke is regarded as an expert in natural resources/environmental planning, National Environmental Policy Act compliance, project …

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TxDOT Proposes US 59 Loop Project in Laredo

LAREDO, TX — The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is proposing the US 59 Loop Upgrade project. This proposed project will upgrade a portion of the US 59 Loop (dually designated as Loop 20 and locally known as Bob Bullock Loop), from International Boulevard intersection to the US 59/Loop 20 …

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City of Pharr, TxDOT Hold Groundbreaking Ceremony for the I-2/I-69C Interchange Project in Pharr

PHARR, TX — The City of Pharr, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), and Dragados-Pulice Joint Venture (DPJV) held a groundbreaking ceremony, to celebrate the construction of the I-2/I-69C Interchange Project in Pharr.

The $303-million dollar project, which has been years in the making, will be eight miles long, consist …

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TxDOT Reconstructs RM 2222 and RM 620 Bypass for Smoother Travel in Northern Travis County

According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2020 census, the population of Austin, Texas, grew 21 percent since the previous census in 2010. The surrounding areas also grew. The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is working on multiple infrastructure projects to ensure the roadways can handle the extra traffic the population …

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Texas Transportation Commission Approves 10-Year Plan Including the I-45 Expansion Project

HOUSTON, TX — The Texas Transportation Commission unanimously approved the Texas Department of Transportation's (TxDOT) 10-year plan (Unified Transportation Program, UTP) retaining allocations for funding the I-45 improvement project in Houston. The project, commonly known as the North Houston Highway Improvement Project (NHHIP) is supported by the majority of people …

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TxDOT Completes US 290 East Improvements Project in Lee County

GIDDINGS, TX — Lee County officials recently joined the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to celebrate the completion of a US 290 East widening project that divided a section of the four-lane highway between the Bastrop/Lee County line to Giddings.

“With thousands more vehicles expected to travel on the highway …

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Mayer Named New Pampa Area Engineer at TxDOT

PAMPA, TX — Zachary Mayer, P.E. has been named the new Area Engineer for the Texas Department of Transportation's (TxDOT) Pampa Area Office. TxDOT’s Amarillo District has three area offices — Amarillo, Dumas, and Pampa. The Pampa Area Office is responsible for highway maintenance and construction in Carson, Gray, …

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Bruce Named Texarkana Area Engineer at TxDOT

TEXARKANA, TX — The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) announces that Tommy Bruce, P.E. has been appointed as the new Texarkana Area Engineer. In this new position, Bruce will oversee maintenance and construction activities in Bowie and Cass Counties.

Bruce has served as the Area Engineer in Mount Pleasant since …

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Aggressive Phasing and Strategic Detours Help Dallas Area’s $370M I-635/SH 121 Interchange Project Finish Six Months Early

A lack of funding delayed the $370 million Interstate 635/State Highway 121 Interchange project north of the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) a decade ago – but once funding became available, the project finished six months ahead of its scheduled completion date.

Design-Build Contractor NorthGate Constructors – a joint …

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Atlas Awarded $8M Construction Engineering and Inspection Contract from TxDOT

AUSTIN, TX — Atlas Technical Consultants, Inc. (Atlas), an infrastructure and environmental services provider, announces the award of an $8-million contract from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) for Construction Engineering and Inspection (CEI) services. This five-year contract will support the TxDOT’s Odessa District, which includes Andrews, Crane, Ector, Loving, …

City of Corpus Christi Awards Contract for Harbor Bridge Parks Mitigation

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX — At a recent regularly scheduled meeting, Mayor Paulette M. Guajardo and the City Council awarded $258,341 to Halff Associates, Inc. for the Harbor Bridge Parks Mitigation area project. The project includes a professional services contract to perform a needs assessment and detail park improvements for the …

Significant Investments for Water Utilities Upgrades Approved by Mayor and City Council

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX — Mayor Paulette M. Guajardo and the City of Corpus Christi's City Council recently approved critical services for Water Utilities. The approved items will modernize equipment at the city's O.N. Stevens Water Treatment Plant and Wesley Seale Dam at Lake Corpus Christi. Approved investments are close …

USDOT Announces up to $605.33M to the Grand Parkway Transportation Corporation for the Grand Parkway Segments H & I Project

HOUSTON, TX — The U.S. Department of Transportation announces its Build America Bureau (the Bureau) has provided a Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) direct loan in the amount of up to $605.33 million to the Grand Parkway Transportation Corporation (GPTC or Borrower) for the Grand Parkway Segments H …

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TxDOT Names Barth as Deputy Executive Director for Program Delivery

AUSTIN, TX — The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) announces the selection of Brian Barth as the department’s second Deputy Executive Director. Barth will serve alongside Deputy Executive Director Brandye Hendrickson. Both positions report to Executive Director Marc Williams with Barth responsible for leading TxDOT’s program delivery overseeing all …

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TxDOT Holds Virtual Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for I-635/SH 121 Interchange

GRAPEVINE, TX — The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and NorthGate Constructors hosted a virtual ribbon-cutting ceremony for the I-635/SH 121 Interchange Project. This $370-million project widened SH 121 to accommodate a new interchange and new direct connectors for FM 2499 and SH 26 to reduce congestion and improve safety …

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HGAC Planning Body Approves 36A Amendments to 2045 Regional Transportation Plan

SUGAR LAND, TX — The Transportation Policy Council (TPC) has approved the addition of two key projects, 36A North and 36A South, to the 2045 Regional Transportation Plan, a crucial step toward making the proposed mobility and freight corridor a reality. The Transportation Policy Council is part of the Houston …

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Milligan Strives to Make TxDOT’s Contracting Process Easier and More Efficient

Throughout 18 years with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), Duane Milligan, P.E., has taken on many challenges, from managing some of the highest-visibility mega-projects to now modernizing TxDOT’s contracting process.

Milligan became Director of TxDOT’s Construction Division in January 2021 and has been working on electronic contracting and …

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TxDOT, Fluor, and Balfour Beatty Break Ground on Oak Hill Parkway Infrastructure Project in Austin, Texas

AUSTIN, TX — Fluor Corporation announces its joint venture with Balfour Beatty has broken ground on the Oak Hill Parkway. Fluor was awarded the infrastructure project by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to widen and improve U.S. 290 and State Highway 71 through Oak Hill, serving as a gateway …

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City of Jarrell Selects LAN to Prepare Alternatives Engineering Report for New Wastewater Treatment Plant

AUSTIN, TX — The City of Jarrell has selected planning, engineering, and program management firm Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN) to prepare an alternatives engineering report for a new wastewater treatment plant.

Spurred by Apple, Oracle, Tesla, and other tech companies moving to Austin and a thriving housing market, …

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TxDOT Names Hendrickson as New Deputy Executive Director

AUSTIN, TX — The Texas Department of Transportation announces the selection of Brandye Hendrickson as the department’s new Deputy Executive Director. She is filling the position vacated by Marc Williams, who became TxDOT Executive Director on June 1. Hendrickson, who has extensive transportation experience on the state and national …

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TxDOT Teams with Make-A-Wish for Flyover Implosion

AUSTIN, TX — The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) enlisted the help of a six-year-old boy to bring down part of an existing flyover for reconstruction. TxDOT partnered with Make-A-Wish to give Archer Foltermann the opportunity to help TxDOT implode sections of the northbound I-35 to northbound US 183 flyover …

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TxDOT Breaks Ground on the FM 2001 West Realignment Project

HAYS COUNTY, TX — The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) was recently joined by State Rep. Erin Zwiener and officials from Hays County and the city of Buda to kick off construction of the FM 2001 West Realignment project. This is the first of three projects to improve FM 2001 …

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TxDOT Increases Mobility in the Round Rock Area

ROUND ROCK, TX — The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) celebrates the completion of the I-35 from RM 1431 to FM 3406 (northbound) project. This project reconstructed and widened the northbound I-35 frontage road from two to three lanes, relocated the RM 1431 exit, constructed a new extended entrance and …

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TxDOT Hosts Virtual Groundbreaking for SH 71 Overpass Project at Ross Road and Kellam Road

AUSTIN, TX — The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) celebrated the start construction on the SH 71 improvement project at Ross Road and Kellam Road with a virtual groundbreaking ceremony.

“I am happy to announce we are beginning construction on two new overpasses on SH 71,” said Tucker Ferguson, …

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Texas Transportation Commission Names Williams as New TxDOT Executive Director

AUSTIN, TX — The Texas Transportation Commission selected Marc Williams as the Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) new Executive Director. Williams, who has served as the agency’s Deputy Executive since 2016, recently began his new role.

Williams has worked at TxDOT since 2012, when he joined the department as …

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City Electric Supply Hosts Three Grand Opening Events in Texas

DALLAS, TX — COVID-19 put a stop to events at City Electric Supply (CES) branches across the country, but counter days recently made a comeback in Texas. CES Aledo, CES Hutto, and CES Sherman are now officially open for business. The CES Aledo grand opening in Fort Worth marked the …

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TxDOT Improves I-40 to Keep Up With Growing Amarillo Development

Aiming to improve traffic flow and safety, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has undertaken a bridge replacement project along about four miles of the Interstate 40 corridor in Amarillo.

“The existing structures were built with the original interstate construction,” says Sonja Gross, Public Information Officer for TxDOT’s Amarillo …

City Receives TxDOT Funding for Traffic Safety Projects

NEW BRAUNSFELS, TX — The City of New Braunfels received notification that four traffic safety projects totaling $1,054,000 have been awarded construction funding through the Texas Department of Transportation's (TxDOT) Highway Safety Improvement Program. This allocation of federal funding is distributed by TxDOT and is intended to address safety …

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TxDOT Uses Ultra-High Performance Concrete for Bridge Preservation and Repair

DALLAS, TX — The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Houston Division recently used ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC) for bridge preservation and rehabilitation (P&R). TxDOT rehabilitated the Sidney Sherman Bridge using the UHPC beam end repair technique. The bridge sees high traffic volume and particularly high truck traffic volume, due to …

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TxDOT Opens Two New Flyovers on the 183 Flyover Project

AUSTIN, TX — A major milestone was reached when two new flyovers opened to traffic, allowing southbound I-35 drivers to bypass the signalized intersection at US 183. The southbound I-35 to southbound US 183 and southbound I-35 to northbound US 183 flyovers recently opened, providing direct access between the two …

Atlas Technical Consultants Awarded Engineering Services Contract with TxDOT

AUSTIN, TX — Atlas Technical Consultants, Inc., an infrastructure and environmental services provider, announces that it was awarded a $2-million contract to provide engineering services for the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) El Paso District. The newly awarded contract will remain in effect for a term of five years. …

TxDOT Announces Dvorak as New Fort Bend/Waller Assistant Area Engineer

HOUSTON, TX — The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) announces the selection of Daniel J. Dvorak, PE as the new Fort Bend/Waller Assistant Area Engineer for the Houston District.

Dvorak graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering in May 2008. He has over …

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City of Houston Selects LAN to Design New Sewer Line

HOUSTON, TX — The City of Houston selected planning, engineering, and program management firm Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN) to design a new sewer line that will divert wastewater from the Imperial Valley Wastewater Treatment Plant to the Northgate Regional Lift Station.

The project is part of the city’s …

Stantec Selected by TxDOT to Design the Expansion of US 80 in Dallas

DALLAS, TX — Global design firm Stantec has been selected by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to provide design engineering services for the expansion of US 80 from Belt Line Road to Lawson Road in Dallas. With a construction cost of nearly $180 million, the firm will expand the …

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Fort Worth Identifies Projects for Tarrant Transportation Bond Program

FT. WORTH, TX — Fort Worth has proposed several dozen projects to be considered as part of a $400-million transportation bond program being developed by the Tarrant County Commissioners Court. The bond program will go before voters countywide in November. In 2006, Tarrant County voters approved a $200-million transportation bond …

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City of Copperas Cove Selects LAN to Conduct Pavement Condition Assessment

AUSTIN, TX — The City of Copperas Cove has selected planning, engineering, and program management firm Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN) to conduct a pavement condition assessment of its roadway network.

The city’s roadway network consists of 147 centerline miles with a total value of more than $200 million. …

U.S. DOT Announces Up to $448M Loan for the 183A Phase III, 183S, and 290E Phase III Road Projects in Austin

AUSTIN, TX — U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg announces that the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Build America Bureau (the Bureau) has provided an up to $448.38-million consolidated Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loan to the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority (CTRMA) for tollway projects in the Austin, …

U.S. DOT Announces $908M Loan for the Silver Line Regional Rail Project in Dallas

DALLAS, TX — U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg announces that the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Build America Bureau (the Bureau) has provided a $908-million loan under the Railroad Rehabilitation and Improvement Financing (RRIF) program to the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) for the Silver Line Regional Rail Project. This …

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Bass Retires from TxDOT, Mobility Authority Announces his Appointment as New Executive Director

AUSTIN, TX — Executive Director James Bass announces his intention to retire from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), effective at the end of May.

"Earlier today I informed the commission of my plans to retire as TxDOT Executive Director at the end of May. This will coincide with the …

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Milligan Appointed Construction Division Director of TxDOT

DALLAS, TX — The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) announces the appointment of Duane Milligan, PE, as Director of the Construction Division. In his new role, Milligan will oversee the statewide construction program.

Milligan earned his bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in …

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City of Laredo to Build New Sewer Tunnel to Divert Wastewater Flows from Zacate Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant

LAREDO, TX — The City of Laredo is building a new sewer tunnel to divert wastewater flows from its existing Zacate Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP).

The Zacate Creek WWTP receives and treats an average flow of 11 million gallons per day (MGD) from residential, commercial, and industrial areas. It …

SAM-CS Wins Contract for OVTI Services on TxDOT NEX Project

SAN ANTONIO, TX — SAM-Construction Services (SAM-CS) has been selected for a multi-year contract from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) San Antonio District to provide Owner Verification, Testing, and Inspection (OVTI) services for the I-35 Northeast Expansion (NEX) project.

The project is expected to start later this year and …

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Atlas Awarded $5M Contract for OVT&I Services on TxDOT Design-Build Project for Oak Hill Parkway

AUSTIN, TX — Atlas Technical Consultants, Inc., a provider of professional testing, inspection, environmental, engineering, program management, and consulting services, announces that it was awarded a $5-million contract from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) as the owner’s representative for reconstruction, widening, and adding flyovers at US 290 and …

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TxDOT Unwraps Completed MoPac Intersections Project

AUSTIN, TX — The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) recently celebrated the completion of the MoPac Intersections project with a ribbon during a live virtual ceremony. TxDOT officials were joined by State Senator Sarah Eckhardt, State Representative Vikki Goodwin, Travis County Commissioner Gerald Daugherty, and Austin City Council Member Paige …

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TxDOT Appoints Bahrami as West Harris Area Engineer

HOUSTON, TX — The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) announces the appointment of Hamoon Bahrami, PE, as the new West Harris Area Engineer for the Houston District. In his new role, Bahrami will oversee the day to day functions and operations of the West Harris Area Office and the …

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Local TxDOT Official Earns National Award

RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TX — Pedro "Pete" Alvarez, District Engineer for the Texas Department of Transportation's (TxDOT) Pharr District, has been selected as a recipient of AASHTO’s President’s Transportation Award for Planning. This award recognizes exemplary service during the year that has furthered transportation activities with a …

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TxDOT Appoints Gallegos San Antonio District Engineer

SAN ANTONIO, TX — The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) announces the appointment of Gina E. Gallegos, PE, as the new San Antonio District Engineer.

In her new role, Gallegos will oversee the planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of the state transportation system for the District’s 12 counties. …

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Biden Nominates Pete Buttigieg as U.S. DOT Secretary

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President-elect Joe Biden has nominated Pete Buttigieg as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT). The former two-term South Bend, Indiana, mayor (2012 to January 2020) was a contender for the Democratic presidential nomination earlier this year. He withdrew from the race and endorsed Biden …

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TxDOT Adds New Headquarters in Austin

AUSTIN, TX — During the last two sessions, the Texas Legislature authorized the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to plan, design, and construct a new campus in southeast Austin.

The project consolidates roughly 2,000 employees from five campuses spread across Austin into a unified new campus that will foster collaboration …

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KAI Transforms 68-Year-Old South Oak Cliff High School in Dallas

DALLAS, TX — Following a two-year, $60-million “extreme makeover,” staff and students at South Oak Cliff High School in Dallas have returned to a completely transformed 68-year-old campus. South Oak Cliff High School received funding for the renovation project through a 2015 Dallas Independent School District bond program, which was …

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Bettis Appointed Deputy Director of TxDOT Maintenance Division

AUSTIN, TX — The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) announces the appointment of Alanna Bettis, PE, as Deputy Director of the Maintenance Division.

Bettis received her architectural engineering degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 2002 and her Professional Engineer’s license in 2007. Bettis joined TxDOT in …

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Officials Break Ground Virtually for TxDOT’s 635 East Project

DALLAS, TX — Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) officials were joined by federal, state, and local leaders in a groundbreaking celebration, done virtually, to commemorate the beginning of a five-year effort to rebuild and widen Interstate 635 (I-635) and rebuild the I-635/I-30 interchange in Dallas County. Texas Transportation Chairman J. …

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Cowen Appointed TxDOT San Angelo District Engineer

SAN ANGELO, TX — The San Angelo District of the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has a new District Engineer. Christopher Cowen, PE, was appointed to the position following the August retirement of District Engineer Mark E. Jones, PE. Cowen oversees the planning, designing, building, operation, and maintenance …

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TxDOT San Antonio District Engineer, Jorge, Retires

SAN ANTONIO, TX — The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) announces that Mario Jorge has decided to retire at the end of December 2020. This will bring an end to his TxDOT career that spans more than 36 years.

Jorge and his family immigrated from Cuba through Spain to the …

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SNC-Lavalin Awarded $20M TxDOT Contract for Corridor Planning and Development

AUSTIN, TX — SNC-Lavalin was selected as prime consultant under a $20-million, five-year Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract to provide corridor planning and development services for the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). Under the contract, the company will assist TxDOT in developing solutions that address current and future transportation …

Webber Awarded $70M TxDOT FM 1960 Expansion Project

HOUSTON, TX — Webber, LLC was awarded the FM 1960 rehabilitation and expansion project in Harris County by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). The project, located in North Houston, is worth about $70 million.

The contract includes widening FM 1960, a principal arterial road, from four to six lanes, …

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TxDOT Promotes Ramthun to Design Division Director

AUSTIN, TX — The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has announced the appointment of Marisabel Z. Ramthun, PE, as Director of the Design Division. In her new role, Ramthun will oversee the statewide activities for project development from conception to final PS&E processing for construction bidding.

Ramthun is a …

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TxDOT Names New Area Engineers

DALLAS, TX — The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) announces the appointment of Vernon M. Webb, PE as the Tyler District Engineer.

Webb is a 1995 graduate of the University of Texas. He worked summers for TxDOT before graduation and after graduation began working full time as an Engineering Assistant …

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TxDOT Hosts Virtual Groundbreaking for Innovative Intersection in Georgetown

GEORGETOWN, TX — The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) was joined by the Texas Transportation Commission Chairman J. Bruce Bugg, U.S. Rep. John Carter, and Georgetown Mayor Dale Ross to celebrate a virtual groundbreaking for the I-35 at Williams Drive project in Williamson County.

“Today, I am happy to …

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Governor Abbott, TxDOT Announce Federal Funding For Major Project in Permian Basin

DALLAS, TX — Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) announce that TxDOT has won a federal grant to help transform an intersection on I-20 to ease congestion and save lives. Through its Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Transportation grants, the U.S. Department of Transportation …

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TxDOT Announces New Maintenance Division Director, Stevenson

AUSTIN, TX — The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) announces the appointment of James Stevenson, PE, as Director of the Maintenance Division. In his new role, Stevenson will oversee the statewide maintenance program.

Stevenson received his civil engineering degree from the University of Texas at El Paso in 1994 …

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City Council Authorizes Funding for Additional Due Diligence and Federal Permits for Seawater Desalination Plant

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX — Corpus Christi City Council approved initial funding of $11.4 million from the Texas Water Development Board for additional due diligence and federal permitting of a seawater desalination plant. This initial funding is a part of the $222 million from the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas …

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TxDOT Names Morris New Lufkin District Engineer

LUFKIN, TX — The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) named Kelly O. Morris, PE, to serve as the Lufkin District Engineer.

Morris began her career at TxDOT as a summer employee in 1993 and later began working full time as an Engineer In Training in the Livingston Area Office. …

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TxDOT Completes Reconstruction of 4th Avenue Bridge Over Gazley Creek in Smithville

SMITHVILLE, TX — The reconstruction of the 4th Avenue bridge over Gazley Creek is now complete, and the bridge is officially open to traffic. The original structure was closed last November, after several flooding events damaged the bridge and made it unsafe for travel. To celebrate the completion, a virtual …

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Austin City Council and Capital Metro Board Approve Final Project Connect Transit Plan

AUSTIN, TX — In a joint session with the Austin City Council, the CapMetro Board approved the final version of the Project Connect Recommended System Plan, which includes multiple locally preferred alternatives. This milestone means the program will now proceed with discussions on investments this summer, leading to a transit …

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WSP USA Begins Design for Two Texas Transportation Projects

DALLAS, TX — WSP USA, an engineering and professional services consultancy, was selected by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to provide design services for the Interstate 30 (I-30) Dallas Canyon Interchange project and the planning of highway improvements in the Odessa District’s Permian Basin.

Dallas I-30 Canyon Reconstruction …
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TxDOT Adds Aponte as New Brazoria Area Engineer

HOUSTON, TX — Houston District Engineer Eliza Paul announces the appointment of Maria P. Aponte, PE, as the new Brazoria Area Engineer for the Houston District. In her new role, Aponte will oversee the day to day functions of the Brazoria Area Office and the Maintenance Office.

Aponte began …

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TxDOT Adds Semora as New Fort Bend Area Engineer

HOUSTON, TX — Houston District Engineer Eliza Paul announces the appointment of William L. Semora, Jr., PE, as the new Fort Bend Area Engineer for the Houston District.

In his new role, Semora will oversee the day to day functions of the Fort Bend Area Office and the Maintenance …

TxDOT Awards Port of Beaumont $1.57M Grant for New Truck Queuing Area

HOUSTON, TX — The Port of Beaumont was awarded a $1.57 million grant by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) as part of the 2019-2020 Port Access Program. The grant will fund a new truck queuing area that will improve port access and provide safety benefits as a result of …

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Chao Announces Over $273M in Grants to 184 Airports in 41 States, Six Territories

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announces that the Trump Administration will award more than $273 million in airport safety and infrastructure grants through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to 41 states and the District of Columbia, American Samoa, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Marshall …

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City of Houston Ardmore Drinking Water Operations Project Earns APWA 2020 Top Project Award

HOUSTON, TX — The American Public Works Association (APWA) Texas Chapter has recognized the City of Houston Ardmore Drinking Water Operations Facility project with its 2020 Top Projects and Leaders award in the Structures, $5-million to $25-million category. The award promotes excellence in the management and administration of public works …

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TPWA Selects Fort Bend County Public Transportation Facility for 2020 Project of the Year Award

HOUSTON, TX — The Texas Chapter of the American Public Works Association (TPWA) selected the Fort Bend County Public Transportation Facility project for its 2020 Project of the Year Award, under the $5-$25 million transportation category.

The TPWA established the award to promote excellence in the management and administration of …

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TxDOT Gives Update on Nacogdoches Direct Connector Construction Project

LUFKIN, TX — A progress/partnering meeting was held in Nacogdoches regarding the Nacogdoches Direct Connector construction project. Those attending included Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) engineers, Longview Bridge and Road officials, utility companies, sub-contractor representatives, and other stakeholders.

The $86.1-million construction project is progressing well as weather permits and engineers …

City Council Approves $13.7M in Street Repair Contracts for 34 Streets and Accepts $1.3M in Grants

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX — At the regularly scheduled City Council meeting, the Mayor and City Council awarded $13.7 million in contracts for 34 street repair projects. The projects are part of the Residential Street Rebuild Program (RSRP), and most of the contracts were awarded to local companies.

The RSRP is …

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Williams Named New TxDOT District Engineer in Atlanta, Texas

ATLANTA, TX — Jere A. Williams, PE has been selected as the new District Engineer for Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) office in Atlanta, Texas. He replaces Mike Anderson, PE who retired in May.

In his new role, Williams will oversee the planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of the …

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City of Austin Partners with NTT to Accelerate Smart City Technologies

AUSTIN, TX — The City of Austin and NTT Corporation (NTT) announce their intention to partner on an Accelerate Smart pilot project that will use new technologies to analyze traffic patterns, ease congestion, and support community planning in Austin.

NTT’s Accelerate Smart data platform, as well as modular data center …

Atlas Technical Consultants Wins Construction Engineering and Inspection Contract from TxDOT

AUSTIN, TX — Atlas Technical Consultants, Inc., a provider of professional testing, inspection, engineering, program management, and consulting services, announces the award of an $8-million contract from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) for Construction Engineering and Inspection (CEI) services. The newly awarded contract will support the TxDOT’s Odessa …

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The City of Houston and Seven of its Co-Participant Members to Build New Southeast Transmission Line

HOUSTON, TX — The City of Houston is partnering with seven cities and water authorities to build a new southeast transmission line that will transmit up to 75 million gallons a day (MGD) of surface water from the Southeast Water Purification Plant.

The new 54-inch water line, which will be …

Texas Transportation Commission Approves $3.4B Plan for I-35 Improvements Through Austin

AUSTIN, TX — A major reconstruction of I-35 through downtown Austin is a step closer to reality, following action taken by the Texas Transportation Commission. The commission approved an update to the 2020 Unified Transportation Program (UTP) to allocate $3.4 billion for the I-35 Capital Express Central project.

The …

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Nearly $40M Awarded to TxDOT for Safety Improvements

EL PASO, TX — The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) El Paso District will implement multiple safety projects after being awarded nearly $40 million in safety funds.

The funding is part of the Road to Zero initiative the Texas Transportation Commission committed to nearly a year ago. The effort dedicated …

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TxDOT Breaks Ground on RM 620 Roundabout Project in Williamson County

AUSTIN, TX — Construction is now underway on the RM 620 roundabout project in Round Rock. The project will add overpasses at Chisholm Trail and Lake Creek Drive, a roundabout at RM 620 and Chisholm Trail beneath the new overpass, widened lanes, new frontage roads, and will improve bicycle and …

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MYCON General Contractors, Inc. Breaks Ground on the Brazos Transit District’s New Coordination Complex

DALLAS, TX — MYCON General Contractors, Inc. (MYCON) recently started constructing Brazo Transit District’s new corporate headquarters in Bryan, Texas. The Coordination Complex is funded by: the Federal Transit Administration (26 percent), Brazos Transit District (24 percent), and Texas Department of Transportation (50 percent).

After writing six different grants and …

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TxDOT Names Starkes as New Area Engineer in Marshall

MARSHALL, TX — Wendy Starkes, PE has been named as the new Area Engineer for the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) office in Marshall. The TxDOT Marshall Area Office is responsible for highways maintenance and construction in Harrison, Marion, and Panola counties.

“We feel very fortunate to have someone of …

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Texas Transportation Commission Chairman Bugg Unveils Plan to Fund I-35 Through Austin

AUSTIN, TX — In an effort to accelerate funding and construction on I-35 through Central Texas, the Texas Transportation Commission discussed a proposed plan to add an additional $4.3 billion to build new lanes on I-35 through Austin. The funding would be in addition to money already approved by the …

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Chao Announces More Than $39M for Improvement and Expansion of Two Texas Ports

HOUSTON, TX — U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao recently joined Port Houston officials at Port Houston to formally award more than $39 million in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) to two Texas ports. This funding comes by way of nearly $280 …

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Fort Bend County Celebrates Ribbon Cutting of New Public Transportation Facility

HOUSTON, TX — Fort Bend County celebrated the ribbon cutting of its new public transportation facility, in Rosenberg, Texas.

The $21-million facility will serve as a one-stop shop for Fort Bend County’s transportation department, including its administrative, operations, maintenance, fuel depot and bus washing functions. The facility will also accommodate …

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TxDOT Names Singh Houston Deputy District Engineer

HOUSTON, TX — The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) announces the appointment of Varuna A. Singh, PE, as the new Houston Deputy District Engineer. In his new role as Deputy District Engineer, Singh will assist with the operations of the Houston District. He has 17 years of transportation experience …

TxDOT $34.3M Safety Project Begins in Lubbock

LUBBOCK, TX — The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) began a $34.3-million project in January 2020 that will make safety improvements to more than 27 miles of the I-27 corridor in Lubbock and Hale counties.

“The project will install concrete median barriers along I-27 through the city of Lubbock, from …

TxDOT Notes Work on US 75 Project is Underway

PARIS, TX — Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) officials announce that work on the US 75 project in Grayson County has started.

The contractor, Zachry Construction Corporation, was awarded the contract for the four-mile US 75 Project, valued at more than $154.6 million, which is designed to provide long-term …

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Wheels in Motion to Begin Driving Progress on Transportation Improvements

ROUND ROCK, TX — In 2019, the City of Round Rock put in place funding strategies to accelerate transportation improvements over the next five years and beyond. The intent is to step up the pace of implementation of the $1.2-billion Transportation Master Plan approved in October 2017.

The City Council …

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CCRTA to Receive $7.2M Federal Grant for Transportation System

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX — The Corpus Christi Regional Transportation Authority (CCRTA) was awarded a $7,231,023 federal grant to improve their buses and bus facilities, announced U.S. Senator John Cornyn’s office.

The competitive grant submitted by the CCRTA will fund the Port Ayers Transfer Station, two transit stops at Del Mar …

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TxDOT Approves Construction of $140.9M Diboll Relief Route

DIBOLL, TX — Texas Transportation Commissioners recently gave final approval for Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) construction of the $140.9-million Diboll Relief Route in Angelina County.

The US 59 Diboll Relief Route will extend east of Diboll, Texas, and Burke, Texas, from FM 2108 to 1.15 miles south of …

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UTEP Center Signs Interagency Cooperative Contract with TxDOT to Develop Sustainable Street Surfaces

EL PASO, TX — The University of Texas at El Paso’s Center for Transportation Infrastructure Systems (CTIS) recently signed a $600,000 interagency cooperative contract with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to implement the concept of balanced mix design (BMD) in the construction of flexible street surfaces throughout the state. …

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Paul Announced as Next TxDOT Houston District Engineer

HOUSTON, TX — The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) announces the appointment of Eliza Paul as the next Houston District Engineer.

Paul, a 31-year TxDOT employee, has served as Deputy District Engineer for the Houston District since 2015. As District Engineer, Paul will oversee the planning, designing, building, operation and …

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TxDOT Awarded $14M for Rural Transit Across the State

LUFKIN, TX — Rural transit riders across the state will see several upgrades as the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has received millions of dollars in federal funding.

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) awarded TxDOT $14 million through its Buses and Bus Facilities Program. In total, the FTA awarded $423 …

Texas Transportation Commission Approves New Projects

LUFKIN, TX — The Texas Transportation Commission approved $532.9 million in new construction projects statewide, with $9.4 million approved in the Lufkin District. In addition, more than $36.4 million in maintenance projects were approved, with more than $1.5 approved in the Lufkin District.

Construction projects approved includes resurfacing various roadways …

TxDOT Seeks Public Input for Future Needs on US 290 West Corridor

AUSTIN, TX — The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Austin District initiated a planning and feasibility study to identify future safety and mobility improvements to US 290 between RM 1826 in southwest Austin and RM 12 in Dripping Springs.

US 290 West has experienced growth in development, which means more …

TxDOT Cuts the Ribbon on Mobility and Safety Improvements Along RM 2244 in Travis County

AUSTIN, TX — The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) was joined by officials from Travis County, the City of West Lake Hills and the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization to cut the ribbon on the RM 2244 Bee Cave Road Improvements project. The roadway was widened to include a continuous …

Governor Abbott Delivers Remarks at Aisin AW Groundbreaking in Cibolo

CIBOLO, TX — Governor Greg Abbott attended and delivered remarks at the ceremonial groundbreaking of Aisin AW in Cibolo. Aisin AW and Toyota announced a combined $800-million investment in Texas, with Aisin investing $400 million in its future facility in Cibolo, which will support 900 new jobs. The governor spoke …

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Governor Abbott, Mayor Johnson and Uber CEO Deliver Remarks at The Epic II Office Tower Groundbreaking

DALLAS, TX — Westdale Real Estate Investment and Management broke ground on The Epic II, the second office tower in Westdale’s eight-acre mixed-use project known as The Epic. Slated for a fourth quarter 2022 completion, Uber will occupy the entire 470,000 square feet of office space in the 23-story tower. …

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TRANSWESTERN DEVELOPMENT COMPANY APPOINTED DEVELOPMENT MANAGER FOR TRANSFORMATIVE TMC3 CAMPUS IN TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER

HOUSTON – Transwestern Development Co. (TDC®) announces it has been selected to provide development services for the transformational TMC3 Campus by the Texas Medical Center (TMC) and the project’s Founding Institutions: Baylor College of Medicine, Texas A&M Health Science Center, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, and University …

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TxDOT, PARTNERS BREAK GROUND ON U.S. HIGHWAY 281 PROJECT

SAN ANTONIO – Local, county and state officials joined the Texas Department of Transportation today to break ground on the second phase of the U.S. 281 Expansion Project, which will transform this already extremely busy roadway into a fully free-flowing highway.

The project, the second segment of the overall U.S. …

City receives funding for Cadillac Heights Levee project

Dallas, Tx- The City of Dallas’ floodway projects, including the new Cadillac Heights Levee, received over $450 million in funding under Supplemental Appropriation in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (PL 115-123) to address long awaited critical flood risk management for the residents and businesses along the Trinity River. The …

USDOT Announces $705.7M in Emergency Relief for Road and Bridge Repairs

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announces more than $705.7 million in Emergency Relief (ER) funds to help 34 states, as well as American Samoa, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, make repairs to roads and bridges damaged by storms, floods and …

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