TxDot addressing congestion and growth in Texas

Staff Writer

Yes, things are bigger in Texas, including growing pains, but with those challenges come great opportunities that are worth their rewards when patience and perseverance prevail. After all, our population and economy are booming for very good reasons — Texas is the tenth largest economy in the world and one of the world’s most desirable places to live, work and do business.
As the second-most populous state in the nation, Texas today grows on average by about 1,100 people per day. As a result, state transportation leaders have taken unprecedented steps to address the challenges of congestion, safety, connectivity and the preservation of existing roads.
One of the biggest undertakings is the Texas Clear Lanes (TCL) initiative established in 2015 by the Texas Transportation Commission and Texas Department of Transportation under the directive of Gov. Greg Abbott.
This effort primarily targets the San Antonio, Austin, Houston, Dallas and Fort Worth areas — where 65 percent of the state’s population lives and 92 of Texas’ 100 most congested roads are located. Through Texas Clear Lanes, we’ve made significant strides toward improving the quality of life for millions of Texas drivers. And the work, and its benefits, are far from over....To read more, please refer to our print or online edition.