A TORNADO WATCH has been issued for Leon, Milam, and Robertson Counties until 5:00am Monday morning. A line of strong to severe thunderstorms is on its way to the Brazos Valley and should arrive between 2 and 3 am. Heavy rain, frequent lightning, and winds above 50 mph are our main concerns. However, an isolated tornado, especially in our northern counties, cannot be ruled out.
GRIMES COUNTY - In an ongoing effort to improve safety and the surface conditions of our existing roadways, the Texas Transportation Commission has approved funding to replace the State Highway 105 bridges over the Navasota River, Brazos River and Coles Creek.
This $23.6 million-dollar project was awarded to James Construction Group, L.L.C. to improve safety along State Highway 105 by relocating the Brazos River Bridge to a more stable location and realign and replace the bridges at the Navasota River and Coles Creek.
Work is anticipated to begin in the fall of 2014 and be complete in the winter of 2016.
"As Texas roadways become increasingly crowded, we must find ways to relieve congestion without compromising safety," said General Joe Weber, 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."
"Without the support of local communities and the region, this much-needed project would not be taking shape," Texas Transportation Commission Commissioner Jeff Austin said. "These upgrades will have tremendous impact on the region as they help spur economic development opportunities and improve safe mobility."
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