Texas Transportation
11:44 am
Mon October 6, 2014

Keep an eye out for extra road crews through November

Workers performing crack seal repairs.
Credit http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/

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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Lake Tawakoni
7:41 am
Tue August 5, 2014

Bridge replacement about halfway completed

Credit Brad Kellar / Greenville Herald-Banner

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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11:27 am
Tue July 29, 2014

No more watching for ice on bridge in the middle of summer

TxDOT will be replacing these signs with newer, better, "it's 100 degrees outside, there's no ice!" sensible versions starting August 4th.
Credit Matthew Rutledge (photo cropped); / https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

  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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8:59 am
Tue January 15, 2013

Latest from TxDOT on Winter Weather conditions in Northeast Texas

A thundersnow hits Northeast Texas
Texas A&M University-Commerce Library

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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7:36 am
Tue January 8, 2013

FM 1570 Traffic Lights to Stay the Same

Air Park/FM 1570 Intersection
Google Street View

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

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City of Greenville
9:57 am
Thu January 3, 2013

Changes Coming to Local Commute


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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5:01 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

Signal Lights to be Removed in Commerce

The traffic signal at Live Oak and Monroe in Commerce will be gone soon.
Daniel Starks KETR

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

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10:27 am
Mon October 15, 2012

TxDot: Left Lane for Passing Only

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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7:49 am
Mon October 8, 2012

Safe Routes to Schools Project Underway in Greenville


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

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8:18 pm
Sun October 7, 2012

TxDot Achieves Safest Year on Record


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.

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Road Construction
9:39 am
Wed September 26, 2012

Contract Finalized for Lake Tawakoni Bridge Project

A view from the east shore of Lake Tawakoni, overlooking the current two-lane bridge.
PeepleWatcher Flickr

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.

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Texas Transportation
7:01 am
Mon September 24, 2012

Northeast Texas Drivers to See New Left Turn Signal


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.

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Road Construction
6:47 am
Wed September 19, 2012

Highway Paving in Commerce Nearly Complete

The unfinished lane on the south side of Loop 178
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.

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7:13 am
Mon September 3, 2012

Thousands Awarded to Rockwall Airport


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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Road Construction
10:14 am
Mon July 30, 2012

Plan to Extend FM 1570 in Greenville Goes Before Public Thursday


GREENVILLE - Officials with the city, TxDot and Hunt County will host the open house session, scheduled for Thursday at 5 p.m. at the Fletcher Warren Civic Center.

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