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Tuesday, April 19, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

Transportation Department rolls with punches at polka-dotted intersection

A small Austin Transportation Department project that attracted worldwide headlines earlier this year has had a bumpier road than originally anticipated.The polka-dotted intersection at East Sixth and Waller streets in East Austin became a minor sensation when crews first put…

Thursday, April 7, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

East Austin superhighway breaks ground

Scores of people gathered on the northern banks of the Colorado River in East Austin on Wednesday morning to watch the ceremonial birth of a massive new roadway expansion effort.Through the distant white noise of fast-moving traffic zipping along on…

Friday, April 1, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

Discount program aims to detour truckers around Austin

The Texas Transportation Commission voted on Thursday to give cross-state truckers extra incentive to avoid Austin’s notoriously congested stretch of Interstate 35.With only one dissenting voice, the five-person commission – a board of gubernatorial appointees that oversees the Texas Department…

Thursday, March 31, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

Massive road expansion bears down on Austin’s east side

The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority will officially turn the dirt next week on one of the largest locally financed infrastructure projects in the region’s history.Unlike other CTRMA projects – including the MoPac Improvement Project, MoPac South and State Highway…

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 by Audrey McGlinchy

What is up with Austin’s traffic signals?

This story is part of KUT’s ATXplained series, which solicits story topics from listeners and investigates those that get the most online votes from the public. The winning topic for this segment was: traffic light synchronization.Picture it: You’re idling at…

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

CAMPO board approves sizable cost increase for 183

The cost of a large expansion of U.S. Highway 183 in Northwest Austin officially nearly tripled on Monday night.At its monthly meeting, the Transportation Policy Board of the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization voted to amend its long-range plan to…

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