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Senator Jane Nelson: District 12
Senator Jane Nelson
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Austin, Texas 78711
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News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 31, 2016
Contact: Melissa Duncan
512-463-0112
Construction Begins on DPS Megacenter in Carrollton

AUSTIN - Thanks to a rider authored by Texas State Senator Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, construction is set to begin on a new driver's license mega center in Denton County.

"The mega center will make it easier for Denton county residents to obtain or renew a license," said Senator Nelson. "When we evaluated locations for a mega center in north Texas, Denton County made for a prime location due to rapid growth in the county."

The Department of Public Safety confirmed construction is slated to begin today on the new driver license mega center, to be located at 4600 State Hwy 121 in Carrollton, Texas, will encompass approximately 26,000-square feet with space for up to 42 driver license customer service work stations, as well as offices for Texas Highway Patrol and Texas Rangers.

This new facility will feature improved customer flow and waiting areas for driver license customers. Additionally, modern queuing technology will be available to permit customers to “get in line online” before arriving at the office and dramatically reduce customer wait times for driver license services. In addition, the new facility will offer both knowledge and driving-skills testing for commercial driver license applicants.

Funding for this facility was provided in the 84th legislature as part of the Legislature’s effort to reduce wait times at driver license offices. There are currently 10 mega centers (Dallas South, Corpus Christi, Ft. Worth, Corpus Christi, Garland, Gessner, Houston North, Leon Valley, Rosenberg and Spring) with 4 more currently in the design phase (Carrollton, Houston, Edinburg and Midland/Odessa). These Driver License Centers will all be completed and operating by August 2017.

Senator Jane Nelson represents District 12, including portions of Tarrant and Denton Counties. She is Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee and the highest-ranking Republican in the Texas Senate.

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