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Nov. 1, Texas voters passed Proposition 1, the amendment authorizing annual disbursements from the state’s oil and gas production tax collections to the State Highway Fund — an estimated $1.7 billion in the first year alone. In Jefferson County, the proposition passed with 84 percent for and 15 percent against.

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The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) joined by the Kountze Chamber of Commerce, elected officials, bike enthusiasts and community members Friday, Oct. 17, celebrated the opening of the long-awaited Hardin County Hike and Bike Trail.

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Traffic alert from TxDOT:

The eastbound, inside lane of Interstate 10 from approximately 35th Street to Forest Drive in Orange will be closed tonight, Sept. 8, from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. for road work.

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TxDOT reports the intersection of intersection of FM366 and SH347 in Port Neches has reopened. TxDOT urges drivers to please continue to use caution and not to drive into standing water.

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Sarah Dupre of TxDOT identified flooded areas in a press release at 9:30 a.m. Friday, July 18, 2014.

According to the information in the release, the Beaumont Police Department reports flooding along Eastex Freeway frontage roads and underpasses. Many sections of MLK are also under water.

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Union Pacific crews, according to a Texas Department of Transportation press release, will close several railroad crossings over the next several days for repairs.All closings are expected to last one day each from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Schedules for construction, maintenance, and repairs are subject to change, including extensions and postponement, due to weather or other factors. Motorists are asked to be aware of all detour signs and advance warnings, and to proceed with caution.

The effected crossings are:

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Ben Herman

As he climbs into his 4x4 pickup truck on a somewhat stormy Friday morning, June 13, the Park Superintendent of Sea Rim State Park, Ben Herman, made room for his passenger amid radio gear, a small bit of paperwork and an M4

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The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is giving each Texan the agency’s entire $11 billion budget to use as they wish.

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Press release from TxDOT:

Beginning Monday, June 9, the Texas Department of Transportation will host a series of 25 statewide public meetings to welcome citizens’ feedback on a long-range plan for the state’s future transportation needs. A meeting will be held in Beaumont Tuesday, June 10, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Southeast Texas Regional Planning Commission.

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TxDOT announced that the $68 million dollar project to reconstruct Interstate 10 from West of Adams Bayou in Orange to West of the Sabine River is about to begin and warned drivers to be wary of workers along the roadway.

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