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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.

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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, [...]

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Locals reflect on old 281 bridge as demolition of piers set

MARBLE FALLS — Recent rains have pushed back the date to demolish the remaining piers of the old U.S. 281 bridge to April 5.

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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.

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Old U.S. 281 bridge is no more; blast knocks out communication services

MARBLE FALLS — Cell phone and Internet service and radio/TV connections went out as the old U.S. 281 bridge went down early March 17.

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U.S. 281 bridge implosion disrupts phone service

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Cell phone, internet and radio/TV connections went out as the U.S. 281 bridge went down early March 17. As the bridge imploded from left to right with flashing lights and one large POP, shrapnel from the bridge cut the Verizon fiber optic cable and nicked the sewer [...]

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 [...]

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TxDOT to discuss U.S. 281 bridge implosion with Marble Falls council, residents

MARBLE FALLS — Construction officials working on plans to demolish the old U.S. 281 bridge with explosives will meet with city leaders and residents March 5 during the City Council’s regular meeting. The Lower Colorado River Authority granted a waiver to the Texas Department of Transportation to use explosives to demolish the bridge between March [...]

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