Texas Department of Transportation officials said last week the state will spend a record $5.9 billion on road projects in fiscal 2010, followed by another $5 billion in fiscal 2011.

TxDOT spent between $4 billion and $5 billion a year between 2003 and 2006, but fiscal 2008 expenditures totaled only $3 billion. The agency will receive $2.25 billion in federal stimulus funds over the next two years.

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