Lane closures near campus — From TxDOT, May 23, 2019
Beginning Tuesday, May 28, 2019, the Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) contractor will begin concrete pavement repair work on both Texas Avenue and George Bush Drive.
Texas Avenue between George Bush Drive and FM 2818 south will have various outside lane closures during the day in both north and southbound directions.
At nighttime, the middle of Texas Avenue in both directions will be closed.
This work on Texas Avenue is expected to be complete by August.
On George Bush Drive, one lane of travel in each direction will remain open while work is performed first on the eastbound lanes and then in the westbound lanes
between FM 2818 and Penberthy Road.
This work on FM 2347 is expected to be complete by September.
Motorists who travel these areas should obey all traffic control signs, watch for workers and equipment in the roadway, and expect some minor delays.
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.
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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