ONGOING PROJECTS IN TEXAS - Project Tracker

Texas Department of Transportation

​http://apps.dot.state.tx.us/apps-cq/project_tracker/

COASTAL BARRIER NEWS WITH VIDEO

This is Critical Infrastructure:

Is the Ike Dike/Coastal Spine Project Close to Construction?

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Texas Coastal Resiliency Master Plan
Summary
 In support of the Texas General Land Office’s legislative authorization to restore, enhance and protect the state’s coastal natural resources, the Texas Coastal Resiliency Master Plan (Plan) will provide a framework for community, socio-economic, ecologic and infrastructure protection from coastal hazards, including short-term direct impact (e.g., flooding, storm surge) and long-term gradual impacts (e.g., erosion, habitat loss).

http://www.infrastructurereportcard.org/

Protecting the Texas Coast: Fuel

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Read the Report from the American Society of Civil Engineers

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Texas Coastal Resilience Master Plan
Executive Summary

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Houston Galveston Area Council - HGAC

OUR GREAT REGION 2040

http://www.h-gac.com/community/our-great-region-2040/default.aspx

READ    Regional Growth Forecast
Current Release: 2016

http://www.h-gac.com/community/socioeconomic/2040-regional-growth-forecast/default.aspx



Falling apart: America's neglected infrastructure
Air Date: 11/23/14
Steve Kroft reports on why our roads,
bridges,airports and rail are outdated and need to be fixed.

http://www.cbs.com/shows/60_minutes/video/3ODvMZc1SAwSguZBM1MdCO60JgwTo2a9/falling-apart-america-s-neglected-infrastructure/

Galveston Symphony Orchestra

2018 - Stay Tuned

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Infrastructure - Why It Matters?


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HOW SERIOUS IS OUR NATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE PROBLEM?

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2017 National Bridge Report

​American Road and Transportation Buildings Association

​National Bridge Inventory: Texas

Of the 53,488 bridges in the state, 900, or 2%, are classified as structurally deficient. This means one or more of the key bridge elements, such as the deck, superstructure or substructure, is considered to be in "poor" or worse condition.


8,997 bridges, or 17%, are classified as functionally obsolete. This means the bridge does not meet design standards in line with current practice.


1,525 bridges are posted for load, which may restrict the size and weight of vehicles crossing the structure.


Federal investment in Texas has supported $8.0 billion for capital improvements on 4,639 bridges between 2005 and 2014.2

Over the last 10 years, 5,942 new bridges have been constructed in the state; 1,292 have undergone major reconstruction.

The state has identified needed repairs on 12,106 bridges, which the state estimates will cost $8 billion.3