Will Paved Roads In The Eagle Ford Be Converted To Gravel?

Paved Roads Cost $500,000 To Maintain - Gravel Roads Cost $10,000
I-37 Gravel Road Frontage in Live Oak County - TxDOT

I-37 Frontage in Live Oak County – TxDOT | Click to Enlarge

Near the end of July, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) announced plans to convert 83 miles of road to gravel in South and West Texas. Roads have been damaged by higher traffic and can be converted to gravel much more quickly than they can be repaired.

The conversion will affect roads in four South Texas counties: Dimmit, La Salle, Live Oak, and Zavala.

Three miles of I-37 frontage in Live Oak County and a portion of FM 1916 in Dimmit County have already been converted. [Read more…]

TXDOT Task Force to Address Barnett & Eagle Ford Shale Roads

Will New Fees Be Required To Address Road Needs Across the State?

Texas Department of Transportation officials are convening a task force to address road damage associated with oil & gas activity in the South Texas Eagle Ford Shale and North Texas Barnett Shale regions. [Read more…]