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Highway Information

The winding roads and wide-open spaces of Texas are calling. Here is some information to help guide you on your trip across Texas.

Travel Information Centers

The Texas Department of Transportation operates travel information centers for the convenience of the traveling public. Uniformed, professional travel counselors welcome visitors and provide a wealth of free literature, information, and suggestions to make every Texas trip more pleasant.

Travelers may receive road condition information by visiting our Web site at or by calling 800/452-9292 for 24-hour automated road condition information. Travelers may also call daily from 8 a.m.–6 p.m. central time, to speak to a professional travel counselor for travel information and trip planning assistance. (TDD for the deaf 800/687-5288.)

Amarillo: I-40 (from Oklahoma & New Mexico)

Anthony: I-10 (from New Mexico)

Austin: Capitol Visitor Center

Denison: U.S. 69/75 (from Oklahoma)

Gainesville: U.S. 77, I-35 (from Oklahoma)

Langtry: U.S. 90, Loop 25

Laredo: I-35 & U.S. 83

Orange: I-10 (from Louisiana)

Texarkana: I-30 (from Arkansas)

Valley: U.S. 77 & U.S. 83 in Harlingen

Waskom: I-20 (from Louisiana)

Wichita Falls: I-44/U.S. 287, Exit 1C (from Oklahoma)

Highway Rest Areas

Throughout the superb system of Texas highways, motorists find bonuses of travel pleasure in highway rest areas. Wi-Fi is available at all Texas Safety Rest Areas and Travel Information Centers. Click here for more information.

Speed Limits

In Texas, speed limits can range from 25 mph to 85 mph on all numbered highways. Find out more information here.

Toll Roads

Using toll roads can provide quick and convenient travel through and around several of Texas' metropolitan areas. To learn more about toll roads in Texas, visit

Traffic Signs

Speeds, caution areas, stops and directions are marked along the more than 80,000 miles of Texas highways by more than half a million signs. Click here for more information.

Auto Safety Belts and Child Seats

All people in a passenger vehicle, regardless of age or seating position, are required to wear a seat belt. Children up to 8 years old, unless taller than 4 feet 9 inches, must ride in child safety seats. Read more here.

Auto Insurance

A motor vehicle may not be operated in Texas unless a policy of liability insurance is in effect. Evidence of insurance must be furnished when requested by a police officer.

Airport Information

Amtrak Information

Amtrak, the nation’s passenger train service, offers three lines that run through Texas. For more information on additional stops, prices or reservations, call 800/USA-RAIL or visit

Bus Lines

Arrow Trailways of Texas (, Greyhound Bus Lines (, Kerrville Bus Co. ( and Valley Transit Co. ( have scheduled service to and within the state.