Both right turn lanes from the northbound exit ramp heading towards campus will be open Thursday, Feb. 7. Construction activity will occur Wednesday night.
The new diverging diamond interchange is only the fourth in the state of Texas.
This project is contracted to Knife River Corporation-South for $14.1 million, and is expected to be complete in the Summer of 2019. transportation across the state.
The DDI uses a unique crossover design at each end of the FM 60 overpass to reduce traffic conflicts and improve the overall intersection operation.
The Bryan/College Station Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) invites the public to participate in the Bryan/College Station Congestion Survey.
While the survey is only one question it has a dual purpose: determining what level of congestion is acceptable to citizens and how much, in additional user fees, taxes and other funding mechanisms people are willing to pay to maintain that level of congestion.
“We have identified almost $3,000,000,000 in transportation needs over the next 25 years,” said MPO Executive Director Daniel Rudge, “yet we only receive about $13 million each year from federal and state funding sources to respond to those needs.”
“Part of the Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) update process is to develop a realistic funding scenario so we can financially-constrain what projects are selected for construction,” added Rudge.
“To prevent additional congestion, we either have to accept that we need additional funding streams or about half of our commuting population has to commit to taking transit, teleworking or other ridesharing options.
No one wants us to become like Austin, so we need to decide now what we want to do about transportation or we will all be sitting in traffic for hours.”
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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.