Campus & City Projects & Announcements

Bridge Rail Work on Wellborn Rd.

April 24, 2020

TxDOT’s contractor, Knife River Corporation, will begin replacement of the bridge rail on FM 2154 (Wellborn Road) over FM 60 (University Drive) near the Northgate area on Monday, April 27th. Phase 1 of the project will replace the west side rail and will require reducing the southbound traffic to one lane for approximately one month. Phase 2 will begin in mid-June for the replacement of the east side rail and will reduce the northbound traffic to one lane for approximately one month. The replacement of the rail is expected to be complete by the end of July. Occasional lane closures will be required on FM 60 during this work to protect vehicles traveling under the bridge during demolition and reconstruction. Lane closures on FM 60 will only be during the day and will not happen until after 8:30 am on weekdays.

This work is part of a larger $1.6 million project to resurface FM 2154 from FM 60 (University Drive) to Southwest Parkway. The asphalt work is expected to occur in June and July and will be completed at night between 7:00 pm and 6:00 am. It also includes improving the ADA accessible ramps at the FM 2347 (George Bush Drive) intersection.

During construction, TxDOT reminds drivers to be alert for construction personnel, equipment, and traffic control for lane closures on FM 2154 (Wellborn Road) and FM 60 (University Drive). Law enforcement will be assisting with traffic control through major intersections as well. TxDOT appreciates the patience and attentiveness of drivers during this construction.