Almost Half of All Child Car Seats Aren't Installed Correctly
September 15, 2023 – Car seats work. Just ask Mandy Watson who was in a head-on crash with her 11-month-old and 5-year-old as they were going to lunch more than a decade ago.
“Immediately after the crash, I climbed in the back seat. In that moment I knew it worked. I knew their car seats did everything they were supposed to do, because they were still intact, still in place, and I could hear my babies crying,” said Watson.
Virtual and in-person public meetings will allow Texans to help shape TxDOT’s 2024 Unified Transportation Program
July 6, 2023 — As the Texas population continues to boom, TxDOT is drafting a record-breaking 10-year transportation plan and now the public is invited to weigh in on the projects proposed in their communities.
July 7, 2023 - Work will begin on Monday, weather permitting, on a Shelby County roadway that will require lane closures and traffic control for up to six weeks.
Crews will begin rehabilitating and widening the length of FM 3343 next week from US 84 to the end of state maintenance. Work is expected to begin at 6:30am until 3:30pm TxDOR Monday through Friday until the project is completed.
June 13, 2023 – A traffic switch is planned for next week, weather permitting, onto newly completed southbound lanes of US 69 in Zavalla.
Crews are currently working to complete the striping on the southbound side between Clay Plant Road and FM 1270 and will make the traffic shift once it is completed. During construction of the southbound lanes, motorists have utilized the northbound lanes for two-way traffic. Once traffic is shifted, both the southbound and northbound lanes will be fully opened to traffic.
April 18, 2023 – SH 103 just east of US 96 in San Augustine County will be closed on Thursday, April 20, for work scheduled at the railroad crossing.
The Burlington North and SantaFe Railway (BNSF) will be working to re-plank the railroad crossing on SH 103 The closure will begin at 7 am and crews should have work completed by 7 pm, weather permitting. During this time, motorists will have detours available at FM 1, SH 184 and US 96.
March 8, 2023 - Crews are beginning this week to install a new four-way stop on SH 7 at Loop 500 in Shelby County.
Work will include the installation of the new stop signs and advanced flashing beacons in Center after a traffic study was completed and it was determined that safety would be enhanced with the addition of a four-way stop. The location is currently a two-way stop. The project is expected to be completed in several weeks, weather permitting. Enforcement of the new stop signs will begin once work is completed.