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Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Scenic Texas: Last call for TxDOT comments by July 14th
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you! If not, please do so today and forward this to others who
may be interested.
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
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.