Road Closures for Accident Reconstruction on Thursday

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As part of their continued investigation, the Bryan Police Department, will be reconstructing the fatality accident that occurred on Wednesday August 7th. As a result, beginning at 3:00 am on Thursday August 15th, the City of Bryan’s Traffic Operations Division will be assisting with lane closures on Briarcrest between Freedom Blvd and Oak Ridge with the intersection being closed intermittently. The reconstruction will last for approximately 3 to 4 hours. We anticipate having the roadway open prior to the morning rush but early commuters may be inconvenienced. This section of roadway will be completely shut down and we ask that motorist use alternate routes.

If you must travel in the area, please use caution. Officers will be in the area working on foot while wearing fluorescent traffic vests. These officers will be in and out of traffic as they investigate, so please be careful passing through the area and slow down.

The Bryan Police Department would like to remind all motorists that Texas enacted the Move over Law in September 2003. The law requires drivers nearing stopped emergency vehicles, with lights activated, to either slow down or change lanes.

The “Move Over Law” requires drivers to take the following actions.

• If possible vacate the lane closest to the emergency vehicle if the highway has two or more lanes traveling the direction of the emergency vehicle.
• If you cannot “move over” slow to a speed not more than 20 mph less than the posted speed limit when the posted speed limit is 25 mph or more or
• Slow to a speed not more than 5 mph when the posted speed limit is less than 25 mph.

Emergency vehicles include police, emergency medical service and fire vehicles and will include TxDot vehicles starting September 1 of this year. A violation is punishable by a maximum fine of $200. If the violation results in property damage, the maximum fine increases to $500. If the violation results in bodily injury, the offense is enhanced to a Class B misdemeanor.