State Highway 123 weekend closure returns
State Highway 123, also called Guadalupe Street, will once again be closed at the intersection of Interstate 35 through the weekend, according to the Texas Department of Transportation. This will allow crews to pour the new I-35 bridge deck.[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Wing and a prayer: How physics plays out in pelican deaths, and what’s being done
But what, exactly, is the aerodynamic dilemma that causes the birds to flop down on the roadway and tangle with traffic? “Really to try to resolve some of the issues of why did the pelican cross the road? “So what happens is you hit the concrete traffic barrier and wind speed increases,” he said. “So a little concrete parapet, two steel rails and then a steel pole and that eliminated or reduced and brought down our air speed,” Young said. For the pelicans, the physics have improved, but it’s hard to tell if that is the primary reason pelican deaths have been reduced from their highest levels of years past.myrgv.com
Weekend closure on State Highway 123
State Highway 123, also called Guadalupe Street, will be closed at the intersection of Interstate 35 through the weekend, according to the Texas Department of Transportation.[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Crews resurfacing roadway nightly in heart of Edinburg through March
State transportation officials are resurfacing State Highway 107 in Edinburg. Crews began work Sunday and it is scheduled to continue through March. In a news release, the Texas Department of Transportation said mill and overlay operations are occurring on SH 107, also known as University Drive in the area, between McColl Road and 10th Avenue in Edinburg. The project is scheduled to be completed by March 9 with crews working from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.Luckily, the work is happening in the overnight hours as the project is located in a busy part of Edinburg that includes the courthouse and the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley. According to the release, drivers should expect lane reductions and possible delays while crews are present.myrgv.com
Maintenance on Queen Isabella Memorial Causeway to cause traffic delays
Commuters traveling eastbound and westbound on the Queen Isabella Memorial Causeway will encounter delays between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. starting Monday and through Wednesday, the Texas Department of Transportation said in a news release. According to TxDOT, a project contractor performing maintenance work will be moving traffic barricades from the eastbound lanes to the westbound lanes. The work will cause traffic to be stopped for brief periods of time. Drivers are reminded to slow down, stay alert in this work zone and always maintain a safe following distance as traffic could come to a standstill.myrgv.com
Texans should avoid travel in regions hit with icy weather as power grid expected to meet demand
School closures and hazardous road conditions are expected throughout a large portion of Texas, according to forecasts. State officials caution Texans about local power outages but expect the grid to stay up.
TxDOT & Bexar County prepare for icy bridges & overpasses; county breaks out beet-juice mix for first time
The Texas Department of Transportation’s San Antonio district has already been pre-treating major bridges and overpasses in the northern portion of Bexar County, as well as along I-35 into Comal County and I-10 toward the Kerrville area.
TxDOT to close I-35 intersection at SH 123, Guadalupe Street
The Interstate 35 intersection at State Highway 123 and Guadalupe Street will close Friday night as crews set beams along the I-35 bridge.[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News, News - Mobile, News Alert San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
TxDOT work closes access to portion of Old Bastrop Highway
The Texas Department of Transportation has closed access to Old Bastrop Highway (CR 266) south of State Highway 80.The road closure comes as TxDOT conducts work at the intersection of SH 80 and Old Ba[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
DPS to increase enforcement during holidays
As Texans take to the roads this holiday season, the Texas Department of Transportation will conduct its annual Christmas and New Year’s traffic enforcement campaign.DPS will start its annual holiday [San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
State Highway 21 closure to take place this weekend
The Texas Department of Transportation will close a portion of State Highway 21 this weekend.SH21 will be shut down in both directions between State Highway 80 and FM 1966, starting at 5 a.m.[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
TxDOT launches ‘Drive Sober, No Regret’ drunken driving prevention campaign ahead of the holidays
The holiday season is quickly approaching and with that comes the harsh reality that Thanksgiving ranks second to the Christmas and New Year holiday period as the deadliest time of year for deadly crashes involving alcohol.
San Marcos drivers to see 2 road closures impact traffic this weekend
Two traffic closures will impact San Marcos drives this weekend, according to the Texas Department of Transportation.There will be a closure at the intersection of Interstate 35 and Guadalupe Street/S[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News, News Alert San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
I-2 in Alamo to close for nearly an hour due to fatal crash re-construction
The Texas Department of Transportation said in a statement that both the eastbound and westbound lanes of the interstate will be closed at 1 p.m. Monday between Tower Road and Valverde Road in Alamo as investigators reconstruct a recent fatal crash at the location.myrgv.com
TxDOT announces $85B transportation plan
The Texas Department of Transportation has adopted a 10-year statewide roadway construction plan with a record $85 billion price tag, officials announced last week. The Unified Transportation Plan authorizes the distribution of construction money that is expected to be available during the next decade. Within that framework, TxDOT works with elected officials and localboernestar.com
Capital Highlights — TxDOT $85 billion transportation plan
The Texas Department of Transportation has adopted a 10-year statewide roadway construction plan with a record $85 billion price tag, officials announced last week.[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Loop funding: Truck rerouting finally to become reality
32 East Loop Project is officially part of the $85 billion, 10-year statewide Transportation Program announced by the Texas Department of Transportation on Wednesday. The UTP is a planning document used to authorize highway projects for development and construction. The East Loop will connect the Port of Brownsville with Veterans Bridge at Los Tomates via the recently opened South Port Connector at S.H. The total cost of the project is about $113.4 million, according to County Administrator Peter Sepulveda Jr. For Cameron County’s part, “we fared very well and we’re continuing developing the projects, making progress, so that next year we can start closing the funding gaps on different projects,” Sepulveda said.myrgv.com
As deadly crashes climb in the Valley, state transportation officials push safety
State transportation officials said Thursday that in 2021 there have been nearly 200 traffic crashes involving pedestrians that left dozens dead and even more injured in the Pharr district. The billboards will run Thursday, Sep. 8 from 3 to 7 p.m. on 10th Street, Nolana, and Trenton Road in McAllen. According to TxDOT, the Pharr district had a total of 198 traffic crashes involving pedestrians that resulted in 32 deaths and 50 serious injuries as well as 92 crashes involving bicyclists. Here are Texas laws to follow while on the road:If you’re driving:>> Stop and yield for pedestrians, bicyclists and other vulnerable road users in crosswalks. If you’re riding a bike:>> Always stop at red lights and stop signs.myrgv.com
Downtown homeless camp cleared; TxDOT fencing off area
TxDOT, SAPD, and City of San Antonio crews were on scene for the latest homeless camp abatement under I-37 downtown Thursday morning. The state agency says it has received complaints from businesses and homeowners nearby, and plans to put fencing around much of the area in an attempt to keep people from returning to camp out.
Highway 46 bridge work at I-10 rescheduled for this weekend
The Texas Department of Transportation announced Friday morning it has rescheduled its road work at the Highway 46 bridge over Interstate 10 for this weekend, weather permitting. As part of the ongoing I-10 frontage road construction in the Boerne area, the contractor will move into the next stage of construction, which will require the realigning the I-10 mainlanes under theboernestar.com
Road Closure: State Highway 80/Hopkins Street at I-35 to close Sunday-Thursday
San Marcos drivers should be prepared for road closures to take place Sunday-Thursday.The Texas Department of Transportation will be closing roads at the intersection of State Highway 80/Hopkins Stree[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Rerouting headache: Demolition, construction of Pharr Interchange requires additional detour starting Friday night
If you thought traffic was bad now, eastbound commuters should prepare for more headaches as contractors will close the existing McAllen to Edinburg direct connector for approximately eight months.myrgv.com
City tweaks Broadway plan in hopes of a green light from the state
Top City of San Antonio executives think they may have a way to get the city’s plan to redevelop Broadway Avenue back up and running while still following through with a “complete street” vision. But the Texas Department of Transportation doesn’t appear eager to bend on its insistence to keep all six lanes of traffic.
TxDOT forging ahead on major projects in San Antonio region
If you think you’ve seen a lot of construction crews on San Antonio roadways, those thoughts are right. Officials with Texas Department of Transportation provided an update Monday during the State of the District event hosted by the San Antonio Mobility Coalition.
Texas to spend $25 million on 2-mile concrete barrier amid Gov. Greg Abbott’s push for a state-funded border wall
The barrier in Eagle Pass is the first glimpse into how much a state-funded border wall could cost. But Abbott’s office says it’s a “concrete barrier” that is separate from his border wall push.
Long-awaited Loop 1604 expansion project in northwest San Antonio getting underway
Traffic on Loop 1604 on the Northwest Side promises to get a lot worse before it gets better as the Texas Department of Transportation begins a major expansion project that will lead to short-term disruptions to provide long-term congestion relief.
Texas work zones got more deadly for motorists in 2020
Deaths from vehicle crashes in work zones increased by 9% in 2020 despite less traffic on the roads, according to the Texas Department of Transportation. The agency is using National Work Zone Awareness Week to highlight its safety campaign, “Be Safe. Be Smart.”