The City of Brenham is planning to begin construction soon along Salem Rd.

This construction work is part of the Salem Rd Widening and Improvement Project from HWY 36 South slightly past the BNSF railroad tracks.

Back in September the Brenham City Council approved a $1.28 million dollar contract with Larry Young Paving for these improvements.

The scope of work involves taking this portion of roadway from asphalt to concrete, widening to 39 feet, storm sewer addition, curb and gutter, and striping.  It will also involve making a better transition when exiting or entering Salem Rd from HWY 36 South.

The City of Brenham and Washington County have also partnered in this project, in which the County will reimburse the City for additional concrete work on the west side of the tracks.

During the construction phase the city will leave the road open to traffic that has to access homes and businesses daily but will not allow through traffic.  It is recommended to use FM 109/FM 3456 as a detour route.

According to Public Works Director Dane Rau, the construction process is expected to start within the next two weeks and last for 120-150 days.  He hopes that construction will end around April 1, 2021.

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