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A cross marks the spot of a head-on collision that killed two people on State Highway 19 east of Cooper on Aug. 13.
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Last month, two people died as a result of a head-on crash a few miles east of Cooper. KETR’s Mark Haslett takes a look at the safety record of a stretch of road familiar to everyone who travels between Cooper and Sulphur Springs.

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The Texas Department of Transportation began crack seal road maintenance last week in Rains County, 

  and the work will continue across the region through November.  The project will progress through Hunt, Hopkins, Franklin, Red River, Delta, Lamar, Fannin and Grayson counties, in that order, as the crack seal work is sequentially completed. 

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Construction has been under way for almost two years on the single largest highway improvement project ever seen in southern Hunt County.

But it will likely be almost two more years before motorists will be able to drive across an expanded Two-Mile Bridge/State Highway 276, the main connector between West Tawakoni in Hunt County and East Tawakoni in Rains County.

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  Those old, folding "Watch for Ice on Bridge" signs will be going the way of the Dodo.  While not a bad idea to have a sign that could be active when necessary, Texas drivers know the reality became that these signs, once unfolded, rarely were folded back up.

Which led many of us to be hyper-vigilant for that elusive "ice on bridge" in the middle of the summer and triple-digit temperatures.  Mainly so we could sit on it and cool off a bit.

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Winter Weather hits Northeast Texas this morning, with the Texas Department of Transportation surveying the situation on our roadways.  Here's the latest from TxDOT for Northeast Texas.

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On second thought, the signal light at a busy local intersection won’t be changed after all.

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GREENVILLE — There will be a change coming with the new year for motorists driving to and from L-3 Communications Integrated Systems, the Greenville Air Park and other businesses along  Farm Road 1570/Jack Finney Boulevard.

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The Texas Department of Transportation has indicated that the traffic handled by two Commerce intersections isn't quite enough to warrant automated traffic lights.

TxDot: Left Lane for Passing Only

Oct 15, 2012

Frustrated by motorists who fail to use the left lane just to pass, impeding your ability to drive freely, often prompting excessive lane changes? Intentional or not, the Texas Department of Transportation is working to end the issue.

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GREENVILLE - Survey work has begun ahead of improvements to and construction of sidewalks near four of Greenville’s elementary schools.

TxDot Achieves Safest Year on Record

Oct 7, 2012
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AUSTIN - The Texas Department of Transportation’s Paris District, which serves nine local counties, was one of five districts statewide to achieve zero lost time injuries for FY 2012.

Contract Finalized for Lake Tawakoni Bridge Project

Sep 26, 2012
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WEST TAWAKONI - Crews have begun setting up barricades ahead of construction on the $47.85 million project, which will replace the 52-year-old bridge.

Northeast Texas Drivers to See New Left Turn Signal

Sep 24, 2012
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PARIS - The Texas Department of Transportation’s Paris District is hoping the installation of a left turn signal will help reduce confusion and traffic crashes.

Highway Paving in Commerce Nearly Complete

Sep 19, 2012
Scott Harvey / KETR

COMMERCE - After weeks of delays, crews are preparing to put the final touches on the remaining lanes of Loop 178/Culver Street in Commerce.

Thousands Awarded to Rockwall Airport

Sep 3, 2012
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AUSTIN - The Texas Transportation Commission has approved $165,000 in improvements to Rockwall Municipal Airport, one of roughly 275 community airports in Texas eligible for funding.

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