Bridge replacement causes partial shutdown of OSR until mid-November

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Posted 9/18/20

The Texas Department of Transportation announced Friday that it will close a portion of the OSR highway Monday until mid-November in order to replace the Smith Branch Bridge.

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Bridge replacement causes partial shutdown of OSR until mid-November

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The Texas Department of Transportation announced Friday that it will close a portion of the OSR highway Monday until mid-November in order to replace the Smith Branch Bridge.

The full press release is copied below:

Beginning Monday, September 21, 2020, the Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) contractor will close OSR at the Smith Branch Bridge which is located between FM 46 and FM 1940.  This closure will allow the contractor to replace the existing bridge at Smith Branch.  A signed detour will be in place to direct traffic to use FM 46 to FM 2446 to FM 1940.  This section of OSR will reopen to thru traffic in mid-November 2020 after the completion of the Smith Branch and Cedar Creek bridges.

TxDOT encourages drivers to plan for extra travel time through this area or to seek alternate routes.  TxDOT and their contractor thank everyone for their patience during this work.

This work is part of a $57 million project on OSR in Brazos County includes the reconstruction of 25 miles of roadway and replacement of 7 bridges.  This project is contracted to Big Creek Construction, LTD. out of Hewitt, Texas and is expected to be complete by August 2022. 

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