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Maintenance on ‘mile-long’ bridge to begin next week

Maintenance on ‘mile-long’ bridge to begin next week
March 18
07:18 2018

Contractors for the Texas Department of Transportation are scheduled to begin an approximately six-month project to provide preventative maintenance and repairs to the U.S. Highway 180 bridge crossing Hubbard Creek Lake the week of March 26, according to a news release from TxDOT.

The 0.7-mile-long bridge, built in 1962, will receive repairs to various concrete structures above and below the roadway. Additional work will include repairs to the bridge joints, guardrails, and improvements on the bridge approaches.

During the project, motorists can expect intermittent delays as traffic at times will be reduced to one lane. TxDOT reminds drivers that traffic fines are doubled in work zones when workers are present.

The maintenance work will help ensure the bridge can safely carry traffic for decades to come, according to TxDOT officials. The 56-year-old bridge currently serves an average of around 3,400 vehicles per day.

Gibson & Associates, Inc. of Balch Springs is the contractor for this project. The contract amount for the project is $2,875,191.47.

 

(Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

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