Projects in Caldwell, Hays, Lee, and Williamson counties to advance
AUSTIN — The Texas Department of Transportation is moving ahead with multiple projects after the Texas Transportation Commission recently awarded more than $23.5 million in construction and road maintenance contracts for work in the Austin District.
The projects will construct bridges and enhance safety and mobility, as well as improve driving conditions along a number of roads. Work is expected to begin in the coming months.
“Area roads and bridges are vital to the connectivity and economic prosperity of Texas communities,” said Commissioner Jeff Austin III, Texas Transportation Commission. “We are committed to doing our part to keep transportation moving in the metropolitan and rural areas of our great state.”
On Loop 82 (Aquarena Springs) in Hays County, a new overpass will be constructed over the Union Pacific Railroad from Charles Austin Street to Thorpe Lane. The $20.7-million contract went to Jordon Foster Construction, LLC and is expected to begin in early 2015, for a duration of approximately 2.5 years.
Pavement repairs and overlays will be coming for US 183 and RM 1431 in Williamson County. Ramming Paving Company won both contracts to perform a $1.5-million project to resurface the US 183 frontage roads between Anderson Mill Road and McNeil Road, as well as to resurface and restripe RM 1431 to a six-lane section between US 183A and CR 185 with a $430,700 contract.
In Caldwell County, the FM 713 bridge and approaches at FM 86 will be replaced. Relmco, Inc. was awarded a $562,700 contract to complete the job. In Lee County, D.I.J. Construction, Inc. will texturize the shoulders and install profile markers for approximately 13 miles along US 77 from Loop 123 North to the Milam County line for about $284,700.
“Maintaining a safe transportation system is a top priority at TxDOT,” said Commissioner Fred Underwood, Texas Transportation Commission. “These projects, like many others across the state, are designed with safety and mobility in mind, while also striving to relieve congestion.”
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