Contact: Jennifer Wright
Phone: (915) 790-4340
Date: Dec. 20, 2017
Texas Travel Information Centers, DriveTexas.org help motorists
EL PASO – Our construction crews may be off the roads Christmas week, but that doesn’t mean motorists will be taking a break. The American Automobile Association, (AAA), predicts a record number of people will travel from Dec. 20 - Jan. 1. The majority of travelers – 97.4 million – are expected to make that trip on the road.
Whether you’re planning a road trip or want to enjoy a staycation in our great state, TxDOT has resources readily available.
Texas Travel Information Centers
Texas Travel Information Centers are staffed by professional travel counselors who welcome visitors to Texas, help with routings and provide information on points of interest, events and road conditions. The El Paso District is home to the center in Anthony, Texas. Located soon after the state line, the location is one of 12 in Texas that provide Texas travel literature, including maps, pamphlets, booklets and brochures from local and statewide destinations, points of interest, special events, lodging and restaurants. Visitors will also find rest areas with restrooms, picnic tables and "Welcome to Texas" photo opportunities. The centers are a great resource for residents seeking to explore other parts of the state. Details on each location are available on TxDOT.gov.
Travelers may also call toll-free at (800) 452-9292 for travel information from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. (CST) daily or access an automated line for road conditions 24 hours a day.
DriveTexas™ is an online resource that provides current and future conditions on TxDOT roadways across the state. This can be especially helpful to monitor any winter weather conditions. Drivers can also learn about any closures or construction. The website provides options to sign up for travel alerts and view traffic cameras. In the El Paso District, motorists can register for alerts that include I-10, US 54 and Loop 375.
The Texas Department of Transportation is responsible for maintaining 80,000 miles of road and for supporting aviation, rail, and public transportation across the state. Through collaboration and leadership, we deliver a safe, reliable, and integrated transportation system that enables the movement of people and goods. Find out more at TxDOT.gov. "Like" us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.