Strong to severe thunderstorms will be possible, across the Brazos Valley, this afternoon and evening. Winds in excess of 40-60mph are the main concern, within the strongest activity. An isolated, brief tornado threat cannot be ruled out. Heavy rainfall between 1" and 3" has the potential to cause localized flash flooding in a few locations.
COLLEGE STATION – Construction on Highway 6 will heat up this summer.
The Texas Transportation Commission has approved a repaving project over a four mile stretch of Highway 6 from University Drive to Rock Prairie Road.
Crews will use a material called Permeable Friction Course which TxDOT claims will reduce the risk of hydroplaning, lessen splash and spray, improve visibility, and produce a quieter ride.
The $1.4 million project is expected to be finished by this fall.
“As Texas roadways become increasingly crowded, we must find ways to relieve congestion without compromising safety,” said James Bass, TxDOT executive director. “Keeping travelers moving safely and efficiently will continue to be an ongoing priority as Texas welcomes nearly 1,000 newcomers each day.”
Crews are currently widening the bridge at Rock Prairie and installing new exit ramps at William Joel Bryan Parkway and Briarcrest. That work is scheduled to be finished next month.