AUSTIN In an ongoing effort to improve safety and the surface conditions of our existing roadways, today, the Texas Transportation Commission approved a construction job in Burleson County. This $10.5 million-dollar project was awarded to Big Creek Construction LTD, to improve the current two-lane highway of FM 60 to a four-lane divided highway with a grass median and shoulders on both sides of the roadway on FM 60, from just west of FM 2039 to east of Old River. This roadway is about four miles and will loop around Snook. This project is anticipated to begin in the Spring of 2014 and be complete by the Summer of 2016.
“As Texas roadways become increasingly crowded, we must find ways to relieve congestion without compromising safety,” said Phil Wilson, 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.”
“A first-class transportation system not only provides a tremendous impact to the immediate community, but also to the entire state as it improves commerce and mobility while creating jobs,” said Commissioner Jeff Moseley, Texas Transportation Commission. “We are pleased to see this project moving forward and look forward to the benefits and opportunities it will create.”