On Thursday, June 28th, the Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) contractor will re-open both ramps on the north side of FM 60 at FM 2818:
The contractor will then close both ramps on the south side of the interchange:
Southbound traffic can access FM 60 East and West by exiting onto the newly constructed southbound ramp to the temporary signal which will allow left turns toward campus.
Detours for FM 60 traffic wanting to go south on FM 2818 and for FM 2818 northbound traffic wanting to get onto FM 60 will be signed using SH 47 and FM 1179 (Villa Maria Road).
Closure of these ramps will allow for faster and safer construction and provide a better roadway product. The accelerated construction methods will allow the contractor
to complete the major interchange work and get to the diverging diamond interchange (DDI) configuration before the students return to the A&M Campus in August.
Northbound FM 2818 to Eastbound FM 60
Eastbound FM 60 to Southbound FM 2818
Westbound FM 60 to Southbound FM 2818 route
The entire project will rebuild the bridge and intersections into a Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI). It will be the third interchange of this type in the State of Texas.
This project is contracted to Knife River Corporation-South for $13.8 million and should take approximately 25 months to complete.
More information about the project and a video simulation of the final interchange can be found on the TxDOT website.
TxDOT and their contractor thank everyone for their patience during this construction.
FM 60 & FM 2818 Traffic Simulation
Temporary traffic signals will be installed Wednesday, April 25 in several locations along University Drive in Northgate as work continues on pedestrian safety improvements.
Wednesday’s changes include temporary signals at South College Avenue/Bizzell Street and on Church Avenue, where a pedestrian crossing will be installed.
Moving forward, no left turns with be allowed to or from Spence Street, where the signal is being replaced with a median with no pedestrian crossing.
Pedestrians are advised to use sidewalks along University Dr. and to use pedestrian crossings located at Bizzell St. and College Ave., and at Church Ave. and Ireland St.
Motorists are advised to expect delays and to drive with caution. The work is expected to complete by the end of the year.
For more information, visit http://www.cstx.gov
Please plan accordingly and expect delays.
The project will install wider sidewalks, median improvements and upgrade traffic signals with improved pedestrian crossings and is expected to complete by the end of the year.
The first phase of work is between Spence and Bizzell Streets adjacent campus and includes an east bound lane closure along University Drive.
Pedestrians will be routed around the current work zone for safety.
A collaboration between TxDOT and TTI
The Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) is working with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to identify improvements needed at the Bush-Wellborn intersection.
Specific goals for the BWX, or Bush-Wellborn Crossing, include enhancing overall safety for the thousands of motorists,
bicyclists and pedestrians passing through the area daily while minimizing congestion at this critical intersection.
It’s a big challenge. Improvements proposed nearly a decade ago would require a minimum of two years of construction to complete,
with the Bush-Wellborn intersection partially or fully closed for at least six months of that time.
TxDOT and TTI are partnering to explore ways to minimize this disruption, and community input will be a meaningful part of this effort.
Over the last few months, TTI has collected comments, concerns and suggestions from the community regarding the Bush-Wellborn improvements.
This input is being considered as the intersection design, construction timeline and work zone mobility plans are reviewed.
Another round of community engagement will follow this fall to share project design options; construction staging and closure options;
the impact on businesses, adjacent neighborhoods the campus and the community; mobility strategies during construction; and other innovative opportunities.
To submit comments or request a meeting of the project please visit: https://www.bwx-bcs.org/contact-us/.