The new diverging diamond interchange at FM 60 and FM 2818 in College Station is now open, and authorities are asking drivers to pay attention to all signage, including the reduced speed limit on the bridge.
The Texas Department of Transportation says the new roadway will have temporary cones, barrels and signs to lead drivers through the new traffic paths.
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 contractor will continue construction in the FM 60 median, the permanent traffic signals, highway lighting, and the pedestrian and aesthetic improvements to the interchange.
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 Spring of 2019. transportation across the state.
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
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/.