TxDOT Kicking Off “Save Me With a Seat” Campaign During National Child Passenger Safety Week

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.

TxDOT Seeks Public Input on Record $100 Billion Plan for Projects Across the State

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.

Sealcoat Project Set to Begin Throughout District

July 6, 2023 – Crews will set barricades this week in various locations throughout the Lufkin District as annual sealcoating operations are expected to begin by July 17, weather permitting.

The sealcoat process extends the life of an asphalt roadway and enhances the safety of the roadway by helping to prevent cracks and potholes.

Roads that are scheduled for sealcoat treatment and the work limits for each include:

Angelina County:

TxDOT Announces Traffic Switch Planned to New Roadway in Zavalla

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.

TxDOT Announces Scheduled Closure at Railroad Crossing on SH 103

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.

TxDOT: Every Traffic Death Robs a Family, Community

Family of 14-year-old killed joins TxDOT to urge everyone to follow traffic safety laws

March 16, 2023 ­– At just 14 years old, Alexei Bauereis was struck and killed while walking his bike across a crosswalk in Austin, cutting short his young life and promising ballet career.

“He was on the verge of that stage where you find out how you stack up against professionals,” Alexei’s dad Eric Bauereis said.

Construction Begins for Four-way Stop on SH7

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.


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