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A guide to the Texas Department of Transportation

With 16,199 in state highway miles and counting, Texas has the highest number of miles in this category in the whole of the United States. Still, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) helps to maintain more than 100,000 miles of park, recreational, interstate and U.S. highway roads. So, how do they do it? This article provides you with a guide to the Texas Department of Transportation.

How the Texas Department of Transportation operates

The Texas Department of Transportation’s main office is located in Austin, Texas, in the southwestern United States. With a workforce of more than 12,000 professionals: Engineers, designers, architects, counselors and many other specialists, the department is distributed across 21 divisions, 25 geographical districts and six district offices around the state, according to the TxDOT’s own website. Objectives The TxDOT focuses around six core objectives: Service the existing road network in the state, solve road congestions problems, add the infrastructure to connect with the existing main roads, enhance road safety, provide an adequate plan to address transportation growth and funding needs for the near future. To accomplish its goals, four regional support centres give logistical and project performance support, in addition to the existing divisions and districts.

Helping and getting help from the TxDOT

Although the TxDOT deals mainly with roads, Texans and visitors often come in direct contact with the department when using any of the
department-maintained roads around the state. Contact details
If you drive around or through Texas, you can actually help the department of transportation to maintain its roads by reporting road damage that you encounter by calling toll-free (888) 885-8248. And, if you need information about road conditions around the state due to construction, weather or traffic, you can call toll-free at (800) 452-9292. You can contact any of the Texas Department of Transportation six offices from Monday to Friday, from 8 am to 5 pm, by calling toll free (800) 558-9368 for local information in any of the department’s districts, or (512) 463-8588 for general information. Permits
This department is also in charge of issuing oversize and overweight vehicle permits, vehicle title and registration, driver licenses, driving tickets and control of driving records through the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles. Moreover, you have the option of writing the TxDOT as well at Texas Department of Transportation: 125 East 11th St.; Austin, TX 78701 or visiting its website online at Dot.state.tx.us.

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