Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Scenic Texas: Last call for TxDOT comments by July 14th

TxDOT Proposes Taller Billboards

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The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has announced proposed rule changes that would permit the height of billboards along federal highways to be increased 35%, from 42.5 feet to 65 feet, unless they are located inside a city having stricter standards. 

Raising the height of Texas billboards serves no public purpose. Taller and more valuable billboards will mean higher condemnation awards for billboard companies against the state at the same time the state is in desperate need of highway construction funding. Billboards create visual pollution, spoil scenic views and degrade taxpayers' investment in public highways. Scenic Texas' proposal for a 30 foot height limit would mitigate all these problems. 


Written comments must be submitted 
before 5:00 p.m., Monday, July 14th.

Click here to comment.

The proposed rules and comment details can be found at:  

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