Archive | TxDOT

Lobby for taller billboards riles Hill Country residents

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF SPICEWOOD — As the Texas Department of Transportation mulls a request for higher billboard allowances, some residents in Burnet and Travis counties are worried about driving dangers and the obstruction of Hill Country views if the proposal passes.

Read the full story

Posted in Featured Story - Home Slider, Government, TxDOTComments Off

LCRA names executive director of TxDOT its new general manager

SPECIAL TO DAILYTRIB.COM AUSTIN — The Lower Colorado River Authority board of directors voted unanimously Dec. 18 to hire Phil Wilson, executive director of the Texas Department of Transportation, as the organization’s 11th general manager. Wilson will begin work at LCRA on Feb. 1. He will replace Rebecca S. Motal, who is retiring Dec. 31, [...]

Read the full story

Posted in Government, LCRA, TxDOTComments Off

Work begins on second span of U.S. 281 bridge after rubble cleared from Lake Marble Falls

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Construction efforts are under way for the second span of the U.S. 281 bridge project after the Lower Colorado River Authority verified the lake bottom is clear of debris.

Read the full story

Posted in Government, Marble Falls news, News By Town, TxDOTComments Off

Almost 800 fish killed in second U.S. 281 bridge blast, TPWD reports

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The April 5 blast that demolished the remaining two piers of the old U.S. 281 bridge might have gone largely unnoticed above water. But below the surface of Lake Marble Falls, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department reported 798 fish killed as a result of the explosion.

Read the full story

Posted in Government, Marble Falls news, News By Town, Tribune Headline News, TxDOT, What's on Picayune TVComments Off

Old U.S. 281 bridge piers demolished

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — The final pieces of the old U.S. 281 bridge in Marble Falls were reduced to rubble April 5.

Read the full story

Posted in Government, Marble Falls news, News By Town, TxDOTComments Off

Demolition of old U.S. 281 bridge piers set for afternoon of April 5

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Recent rains have pushed the date to demolish the remaining piers of the old U.S. 281 bridge to April 5. The Texas Department of Transportation and contractor Archer Western said the blast is scheduled “most likely” about 1:30 p.m. or 2 p.m.

Read the full story

Posted in Government, Marble Falls news, News By Town, TxDOTComments Off

TxDOT reviewing plans for demolition of old U.S. 281 bridge piers

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — A less-than-perfect bridge implosion has delayed the demolition of two piers in Lake Marble Falls that are all that remains of the old U.S. 281 bridge.

Read the full story

Posted in Government, Marble Falls news, News By Town, TxDOTComments Off

TxDOT sets tentative date to demolish U.S. 281 bridge piers

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The March 17 implosion of the 77-year-old U.S. 281 bridge was not the end of work on the structure. Two concrete piers in Lake Marble Falls remain to be demolished. Officials said that could happen sometime in the next two weeks.

Read the full story

Posted in Government, Marble Falls news, News By Town, TxDOTComments Off

TxDOT outlines implosion procedures for old U.S. 281 bridge in Marble Falls

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Those making plans to watch the old U.S. 281 bridge implosion early March 17 should keep their ears open for signs the blast is near. A Texas Department of Transportation spokesperson said horn blasts will be used to signal the coming implosion.

Read the full story

Posted in Government, Marble Falls news, News By Town, TxDOTComments Off

KBEY 103.9 FM Radio Picayune holding Big Bang Bridge Party on March 17

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — When the countdown for the implosion of the old U.S. 281 bridge in Marble Falls begins March 17, KBEY 103.9 FM Radio Picayune is throwing a party, and the public is invited.

Read the full story

Posted in Government, Marble Falls news, News By Town, TxDOTComments Off

TxDOT lays out March 17 implosion timeline for old U.S. 281 bridge

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Since the old U.S. 281 bridge’s closing Feb. 12, demolition crews have worked to remove everything from it except the steel truss, or frame, and the piers in the lake holding it up. Now the hours, minutes and seconds are winding down for the structure.

Read the full story

Posted in Government, Marble Falls news, News By Town, TxDOTComments Off

TxDOT, Archer Western share implosion plans for U.S. 281 bridge in Marble Falls

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Concerned residents and business owners near the U.S. 281 bridge who have not personally heard from officials about the upcoming implosion likely won’t. And it’s not because the Texas Department of Transportation or contractor Archer Western have disregarded safety in planning the bridge’s implosion.

Read the full story

Posted in Government, Marble Falls news, News By Town, TxDOTComments Off

An overview and FAQ for U.S. 281 bridge implosion

SPECIAL TO THE PICAYUNE An overview from the Texas Department of Transportation of the U.S. 281 bridge replacement in Marble Falls: Currently, traffic is traveling on the northbound bridge, two lanes in each direction, while the existing bridge is being demolished and rebuilt for the future southbound structure. Ultimately, each bridge will have two main [...]

Read the full story

Posted in Government, Marble Falls news, News By Town, TxDOTComments Off

TxDOT closing up stops

BURNET — Health issues, criminal activity and high maintenance costs are leading to a shutdown of several highway picnic areas in Burnet County by the Texas Department of Transportation. One of those includes a scenic overlook on U.S. 281 just south of the bridge over Lake Marble Falls. By closing the picnic areas, which do [...]

Read the full story

Posted in TxDOT0 Comments

GOT NEWS?

830-693-7152

Call the Tip Line.

getsocialLC

KBEY 103.9 Radio Picayune

This week in The Picayune

marketplace
ClassifiedsLC

Browse The Archives