Texas Transportation Code
Sec. § 203.002
Modern State Highway System

To promote public safety, facilitate the movement of traffic, preserve the public’s financial investment in highways, promote the national defense, and accomplish the purposes of this chapter, the commission may:


lay out, construct, maintain, and operate a modern state highway system, with emphasis on the construction of controlled access highways;


plan for future highways; and


convert where necessary an existing street, road, or highway into a controlled access highway in accordance with modern standards of speed and safety.
Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995.
Amended by:
Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 87 (S.B. 1969), Sec. 23.001, eff. September 1, 2009.
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