New Bryan Overpass Opens as TxDOT Work Moves Along

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Traffic is flowing across a new overpass in Bryan.

Highway 47 at the Texas A&M Health Science Center now has the structure after a $9.8 million project which began in February 2012. Hwy 47 will go over Health Science Center Parkway as that portion of Bryan prepares for growth of the biocorridor.

It's just one of many on-going projects in the area for TxDOT.

The Highway 6 ramp relocation project started in June with work between Southwest Parkway and Highway 30, but entrance and exit ramps from FM 158 to FM 2818 will be moved to accommodate increased traffic.

TxDOT reminds drivers that the speed limit in that work zone is 60mph and is being enforced.

The intersection of FM 2818 and FM 1179 is also getting a makeover, with an overpass under construction since February. The $14 million project is 50 percent complete, and due to be done next summer. FM 2818 will go over FM 1179 when it's done.

Right now in Brazos County, there are nine construction projects at a cost of $74.3 million. In all of the Bryan District, there are 53 projects right now totaling more than $280 million.

For Fiscal Year 2013, $31 million in projects were worked on in Brazos County. In the ten-county Bryan District, 32 projects at a cost of $93.3 million were done in the last fiscal year.