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Friday - January 31, 2003

From: Austin, TX
Region: Southwest
Topic: Managing Roadsides
Title: Jurisdiction regarding roadsides
Answered by: Stephen Brueggerhoff

QUESTION:

Who has jurisdiction regarding the seeding of wildflowers along Texas interstates?

ANSWER:

The Texas Department of Transportation has programs designed for seasonal seeding along Texas interstates. You can view their programs on-line from their website, or call their general info line (Austin, TX) at: (512) 832-7000.
 

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