TxDOT Officials Address Concerns on Cost-Cutting Plans

More than a dozen city and county officials from across the state urged the Texas Department of Transportation on Thursday to hold off on two controversial cost-cutting plans.

The monthly meeting of the Texas Transportation Commission, the five-member board that oversees TxDOT, was dominated by the agency’s plans to convert some paved roads to gravel and to transfer responsibility for maintenance of some popular thoroughfares to cities.

On the gravel plan, officials announced a 60-day moratorium on converting any more state roads to gravel so that TxDOT could get more input from the affected communities. The decision comes after the ...

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