Beyond The Road with TxDOT’s Environmental Affairs Division

A Texas Highway Department employee exploring the Inner Space Caverns.

A Texas Highway Department employee exploring the Inner Space Caverns.

Did you know TxDOT discovered Inner Space Caverns in 1963?

Discoveries like this are part of TxDOT’s work for the past 100 years. Teams of archeologists, historians and environmental scientists consider the state’s natural, historical and community resources before building roads.

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Story Maps

See roadside history come to life through these map-based stories.

Mammoth Watch 2018

In 2017, TxDOT discovered fossilized bones of a large ice-aged animal. Subscribe to this page for updates. 

Videos

Podcasts from TxDOT Roadside Chat

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Contact us today to help share stories about your community.

Learn more about the Environmental Statewide Public Involvement Plan to get more people involved with TxDOT’s environmental programs.

Partners include:

  • Higher Educational Institutions
  • Schools and Teachers
  • Scout Organizations
  • Non-profit and non-governmental organizations
  • State and Local Parks
  • Main Street Program Communities
  • State and Local Museums

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