Latest Update — from TxDOT, April 16, 2019
Drivers can expect delays on Thursday, April 18, near the intersection of FM 2818 (Harvey Mitchell Parkway) and FM 60 (University Drive/Raymond Stotzer Parkway). TxDOT’s contractor will be activating the permanent traffic signals at the east and west intersections on FM 60. This work will require stopping traffic for short periods while workers in bucket trucks uncover the signal heads and adjust the traffic detection cameras and during removal of the temporary signal trailers. The intersections will be manned by police officers during this time and drivers should follow their directions.
This work will occur between 9AM and 4PM to reduce the inconvenience to drivers during high traffic times.
This work is part of the construction of the new Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI). This project is contracted to Knife River Corporation-South for $14.1 million. The project is expected to be complete in Summer 2019.
For more information, contact Bobby.Colwell@txdot.gov or (979) 778-9764.
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.
Beginning Monday, April 8, 2019, the Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) contractor will begin setting up inside lane closures along Texas Avenue between FM 2818 (Harvey Mitchell Parkway) and Deacon Drive for both the northbound and southbound directions. These lane closures will facilitate the construction for a raised median and turn lane improvements in this corridor. These lane closures are anticipated to last approximately one month.
This work is part of a $1.1 million dollar contracted to Knife River Corp. to make improvements on Texas Avenue. TxDOT and their contractor thank you for your patience during this work.
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.”
Take the survey
The City of College Station will have crews paving University Dr. from the US Post Office to S. College Ave. beginning 7 a.m. on Thursday, March 14 thru Saturday, March 16, with additional
work on Sunday, March 17, if needed.
This work is expected to start with the turn lanes, then westbound lanes and finally eastbound lanes. The crew will pave one lane at a time and use an adjacent lane to maneuver equipment.
This process will leave one open lane of travel on the side where they are working.
When this part of the project is completed, there will be three lanes of new pavement in each direction, except for the westbound lanes close to Lodge and Tauber, where additional curb work
is required before paving can be completed.
Expect congestion and delays around the work crew. Avoid the area by using an alternate route, if possible.
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.