Completion of the Highway 105 bridge project between Brenham and Navasota is taking TxDOT longer than anticipated.
Bob Colwell, Public Information Officer for TxDOT’s Bryan District, previously said that the agency planned for traffic to be shifted onto the new roadway at the end of February.
However, due to some delays with the bridge deck overlay construction at Coles Creek, Colwell said TxDOT now expects that traffic shift to take place this summer.
Once the bridge deck construction is finished, the bridge rail will be completed and the roadway will be ready to open for traffic. After traffic is moved to the new road, TxDOT’s contractor, James Construction Group, will complete the new FM 159 tie-in and demolish the old roadway.
The bridge project includes bridges over Coles Creek and the Brazos and Navasota Rivers. It has been in the works for several years and has seen numerous weather-related delays.
The total construction cost for this project is $33.4 million.