Roadwork Slows Down Returning Travelers

By: Joe Brown Email
By: Joe Brown Email

It was slow going for holiday travelers returning to the Twin Cities Sunday night.

Lane closures had traffic at a crawl at parts of Interstates 45 and 35. And it wasn't much better on Highway 6 between Navasota and College Station where there were several accidents.

The Texas Department of Transportation says it usually doesn't allow lane closures during the holidays when more motorists are out and about. But it didn't have a choice if it wanted to stay on schedule with the Highway 6 widening project.

"The contractor needs to progress with the project and they have milestones that they have to meet," said TxDOT Spokesperson Bob Colwell. "So therefore we allowed them to go ahead and have the lane closure."

The $100 million project is expected to be completed in 2011.

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