The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has informed us FM 2818 will be completely closed to traffic under the FM 60 overpass between 7:00pm and 6:00am on the following nights:
Drivers on FM 2818 will be forced to exit at FM 60 and then will be able to turn onto FM 60 or continue straight to re-enter FM 2818.
Officers will be controlling the intersections on FM 60 to keep traffic flowing and assist FM 2818 traffic trying to cross over FM 60.
Drivers on FM 60 will be forced to merge into 2 lanes, instead of the usual 4 lane configuration to provide additional safety space between the workers and equipment and traffic.
Drivers on FM 60 should be prepared to stop due to the officer controlled intersections.
The longest delay times will be during the traffic control set up and closure from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.
This closures are necessary for TxDOT’s contractor to pour the concrete bridge deck for the widening of the overpass.
Avoid the area if possible. Officers will be present. Be prepared to stop.
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
The second phase of Wellborn Rd Lane Reconfiguration has been completed, and all lanes are now open to traffic.
Further adjustments will continue to be made in the coming weeks, but no significant disruption to traffic is anticipated.
The second phase of the project included restriping the lanes and installing new traffic signals.
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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/.