TxDOT Staying Busy with $93M in Local Road Projects

BRYAN, Texas It's hard not to notice all the construction zones across the Brazos Valley these days, with TxDOT doing 32 different construction projects this year so far.

News 3 took a look at the $93.3 million worth of improvements coming our way.

From Bryan's F-M 2818 overpass project, new medians and signals on Briarcrest Drive to even new ramps in College Station.

Roadwork is becoming a frequent encounter for drivers in the Brazos Valley.

Dean Daniel is a lifelong Bryan resident and lives on the growing west side.

Work is halfway complete on a $14 million plan for a new bridge and frontage roads at Villa Maria Road and F-M 2818.

"Well it's something we needed and we have to put up with a little headache until the construction is done. But it'll be so much nicer, help relieve some of the congestion. Make the commute a little easier," said Daniel.

Bob Colwell With TxDOT's Bryan District Office says $93.3 million has been spent so far in the ten counties of their district for this year.

"The reason for most of these projects is there's been such an increase in traffic in these areas and it improves safety. So we're very proud of these projects," said Colwell.

Starting Tuesday expect some delays in Grimes County as a three month project to add a left turn lane on State Highway 30 at County Road 175.

"This is kind of a normal year, we anticipate that next year will be kind of the same," said Colwell.

Rockdale Resident Richard Dunn works in Bryan.

"I mean it' s little inconvenience right now but overall it's going to be a big plus," said Dunn.

Many works in progress to make your journeys eventually safer.

The work on Briarcrest Drive in Bryan is expected to be finished up in two weeks as contractors finish up at the crosswalks.

Meanwhile, the State Highway 47 project near the Texas A&M Health Science Center should be completed by next month.

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