Section 21: Category 10A - Traffic Control Devices

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This category is to address the installation and/or rehabilitation of non-interstate signs, pavement markings, traffic signals, and illumination systems, including minor roadway modifications to improve operations. Funds can be used to install new traffic signals as well as modernize existing signals.

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Projects in this category may be on any highway on the state system. The normal installation of signing and markers through construction projects and maintenance operations is not considered eligible for this category.

This category is not intended for sign rehabilitation on the interstate highway system. That rehabilitation work should be programmed as a part of the interstate rehabilitation programs in Category 2, Interstate Maintenance.

All projects must be developed in accordance with the applicable state or federal environmental requirements. All projects must be designed, constructed, operated, and maintained in accordance with state laws, regulations, directives; and safety, design, and construction standards as required by TEA-21.

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Allocation to District

Allocations for the Traffic Control Devices Program are approved by the commission, with the districts receiving allocations based on the following formula:

  • 50% - District percentage of total state non-interstate lane miles
  • 50% - District percentage of total state population (according to 1990 census).

The Traffic Control Devices Program is managed as a bank balance program with eligible projects developed by the districts on an as-needed basis within their allocations. The program is usually a one-year program with the program funds available for use within four years.

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Match for preliminary engineering, construction, and right-of-way purchase/utility adjustments will be in accordance with TxDOT's Policy for Matching Funds - Participation Ratios.

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