Connecting the environment and you
Years of planning by engineers and environmental scientists are at work before constructing roads. TxDOT considers how projects might affect the natural and cultural environment. This page explains more about the transportation decision-making process and how you can get involved.
Learn more about protected resources in Texas
- Golden Cheeked Warbler
- Red-Cockaded Woodpecker
- Karsts (Blind Salamander)
- Water quality
- Texas aquifers
- Edwards Aquifer Protection Program
- Species of Greatest Conservation Need
- Federal and State Listed Species in Texas
- Texas historic bridges (Postcard)
- Texas historic roads
- See Environmental Guidelines in the Beaumont District
- See Environmental Guidelines in the Corpus Christi District
Stories in environmental stewardship
In addition to TxDOT’s Beyond The Road stories of environmental excellence, below are some case studies showing how community input and public participation can guide transportation decisions.
- Working with the Community to Resolve Environmental Challenges for I-10 Connect (El Paso District).
- Restoration and Adoption of the Worley Bridge, Milam County.