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Have you ever felt the blast of air from traffic on the side of a highway? The ceaseless noise, staggering winds and two-ton vehicles speeding just feet away can be terrifying for highway workers in work zones.

Blooming wildflowers outside Ellis, Texas.
Blooming bluebonnets: How TxDOT keeps roadside flowers flourishing

It’s officially wildflower season in Texas. And while the plants and grasses blooming in fields and roadsides are native to the state, they didn’t all just sprout up overnight.

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During winter weather, a little help goes a long way

Road crews are upping their game for responding to winter weather events thanks to a little help from some friends.

Texas and Tribes: Shared Traditions
Bird’s-eye view

If you ask TxDOT employees in Dallas, they’ll say the egg definitely did not come first.

In fact, it wasn’t even a chicken. It was a hawk.

Map of Trammel's Trace
First north-south road into Texas still used today

From horse smuggling to Texas legends, this historic highway in East Texas guided the beginnings of the Lone Star State with tales of adventure.

News releases

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Distracted driving is deadly driving

Nearly 400 people lost their lives last year in violent and preventable crashes, because of distracted driving in Texas.

Pedestrian safety
Pain of loss highlights rising trend of bicycle and pedestrian crashes

Eight years ago, a careless driver plowed into Katie Parker and her dog, Riley, while they were out for a jog.

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TxDOT, students team up to prevent drunk driving crashes

As spring break approaches, TxDOT is teaming up with college students to make sure their celebrations don’t have catastrophic consequences.

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TxDOT scholarship contest awards students who help clean up their communities

Texas students who helped clean up and beautify their communities can now apply for a scholarship contest awarding a total of $10,000.

TxDOT editorial

TxDOT to fight lawsuit against I-35 safety and mobility improvements

In response to a lawsuit brought by opponents of the I-35 Capital Express Central project, TxDOT Executive Director Marc Williams signaled the agency plans to vigorously defend the much-needed project.

Read more from Executive Director Marc Williams

Historic investment driving the Texas economy forward

Texas Transporation Commission chairman J. Bruce Bugg, Jr. provides this thoughts on the adoption of the 2024 Unified Transportation Program.

Read more from chairman J. Bruce Bugg

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A "Team Effort" to share the importance of save driving habits. 

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Local news

New vessel added to Galveston ferry fleet

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) proudly unveils its latest maritime marvel, the Galveston to Port Bolivar ferry, in a momentous dedication ceremony honoring the esteemed pioneer of Texas transportation infrastructure, Esperanza "Hope" Andrade.

TxDOT leaders meet with young engineers in the Houston area

TxDOT’s Executive Director Marc Williams led a discussion last month with over 65 of the Houston District’s Engineering Assistants, who work in various sections at headquarters as well as area offices in the six-county region of the Houston district.

TxDOT designates second South Padre Island causeway project as a state roadway

The second South Padre Island causeway project is moving forward in development as the Texas Transportation Commission added the future roadway, SH 104, to the state highway system.

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Traffic safety campaigns

Browse our seasonal public service announcements and download materials to help spread the word.

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Beautification and preservation campaigns

Learn about how we're keeping highways beautiful and preserving Texas history.

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