Beginning Saturday, March 17, 2018, the posted speed limit on FM 2818 from George Bush Drive to F&B Road will be lowered from 60mph to 50mph.
This speed limit reduction was approved by the College Station City Council for the safety of drivers and workers during the construction of the new Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI) at FM 2818 and FM 60.
This speed limit will be in effect until the new DDI interchange is complete, at which time the new design will be re-evaluated for the appropriate speed limit.
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
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/.
Transportation Services received notice that the City of College Station’s contractor has begun work on a project to improve pedestrian safety along University Drive near campus.
The project will install wider sidewalks, median improvements and upgrade traffic signals with improved pedestrian crossings.
The project 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.