TxDOT Hosting Public Meeting Monday Night For 15-Year-Plan

BRYAN - Texas is growing by a thousand residents every day.

This makes TxDOT's job of keeping an eye on our roads, down the road, crucial

TxDOT is working on ways to meet the needs of future travel with a specific plan looking at the next 15 years for the Texas Transportation Plan 2040.

And the agency wants to hear from you.

Travel around Bryan - College Station and the road construction is hard to miss.

For this fiscal year TxDOT has $282 million dollars, 50 construction projects alone for the Bryan District including the latest set of new on ramps-off ramps at Highway 6 and University Drive.

Those ramps are set to open at the end of the month.

While a new overpass at F-M 2818 and Villa Maria Road will also open to traffic by the end June.

Anthony Muzny of Caldwell drives these roads daily for his job with a local testing and engineering company.

He's one of the many drivers TxDOT wants to hear from Monday night.

"I mean they're doing a good job, I mean as far as I can see. I don't see a lot of backup on Six or anything on the ramps," Muzny said.

At this meeting TxDOT will not be addressing any particular projects per se but they'll be accepting comments and they say they are happy to hear from you.

"We want to have the best roadways in the nation to be honest with you," said Bob Colwell with the TxDOT Bryan District.

Colwell says at the meeting you will be able to use a new interactive program to prioritize what projects are important to you and then see how those projects will fit within TxDOT's budget.

"That includes everything from rail to pipelines to passenger cars to buses to transit system, trains, ferries. Pedestrians and bicycles," he said.

"Just gotta get through the construction phase of it and then see what happens and hopefully it'll be good," said Muzny.

The meeting is happening from 5:30 until 7:30 P.M. Monday, June 9th next to the DPS Office on Highway 6.

There will also be a shorter-term meeting discussing the Rural Transportation Improvement Plan on Tuesday from 4 to 6 P.M.

The physical address is:
Bryan TxDOT District Office-District Assembly Room
2591 N. Earl Rudder Freeway-Bryan, Texas 77803