Current with legislation from the 2021 Regular Session effective as of June 18, 2021.
Section 251.051 - General Authority Of Commissioners Court(a) The commissioners court of a county shall:(1) order that public roads be laid out, opened, discontinued, closed, abandoned, vacated, or altered; and(2) assume control of streets and alleys in a municipality that does not have an active de facto municipal government.(b) A unanimous vote of the commissioners court is required to: (1) close, abandon, or vacate a public road; or(2) alter a public road, except to shorten it from end to end.(c) The commissioners court of a county may not discontinue a public road until a new road designated by the court as a replacement is ready to replace it.(d) The commissioners court may not discontinue, close, or abandon an entire first-class or second-class road unless the road has been vacated or unused for at least three years.
Tex. Transp. Code § 251.051Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995.