Bridge project underway at Lake Whitney

Editor: Shannon Cottongame November 10, 2022 The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) began a project last week to construct a new SH 174 bridge near Kimball Bend Park at Lake Whitney. TxDOT says the new bridge and approaches will enhance safety for bridge traffic, including wider shoulders after construction. The current bridge, constructed in 1950, … Continue reading Bridge project underway at Lake Whitney

TxDOT report shows Texas motorcyclist deaths rising

Editor: Shannon Cottongame May 12, 2022 One evening in April 2021, Eric Newell was out for a ride in Houston when his motorcycle was rear-ended by a vehicle, breaking both of his legs, dislocating his hips and injuring his back and hands. He is just one of 2,318 Texas motorcyclists seriously injured in crashes last … Continue reading TxDOT report shows Texas motorcyclist deaths rising

TxDOT urges drivers to ‘End the Streak’

Editor: Shannon Cottongame November 10, 2021 It was late in the afternoon when Isaac Simmons got the call: a vehicle was broken down along a stretch of I-45 in Fairfield, and Simmons, a 35-year-old tow truck driver, headed out to help. While wenching the car onto his tow truck, the routine stop suddenly became horrific. … Continue reading TxDOT urges drivers to ‘End the Streak’

Drivers must “Move Over/ Slow Down” near workers

The side of a highway may be a chaotic environment, but it’s also the daily office space for law enforcement, first responders, utility workers, tow truck drivers and TxDOT workers. That’s why TxDOT is calling on Texas drivers to keep these roadside workers safe. TxDOT’s “Be Safe. Drive Smart.” safety initiative is urging motorists to … Continue reading Drivers must “Move Over/ Slow Down” near workers