On Friday, February 13th, beginning around 8am, the Texas Department of Transportation’s contractor will switch the southbound main lane traffic on the SH 6 construction project between FM 159 and the Navasota River.
Traffic coming from College Station will go straight onto the new concrete main lanes south of FM 159. Then, just south of Westward Ho, all southbound traffic will exit using the southbound detour and get on the existing roadway, where the speed limit will be 55mph. Southbound traffic will remain on the existing roadway for the rest of the project.
The existing roadway from south of FM 159 to south of Westward Ho will be a southbound one-way frontage road. After the traffic switch, the contractor will be doing work on this section but one lane will remain open at all times. This section of frontage road will posted for 45mph until construction is complete.
This traffic shift is part of the $100.3 million dollar widening project that is contracted to TJ Lambrecht Construction Company out of Joliet, Illinois. This entire project is expected to be complete in the spring of 2010. TxDOT and their contractor appreciate everyone’s patience during this ongoing construction.