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Upcoming bridge work to close two Breckenridge intersections

Upcoming bridge work to close two Breckenridge intersections
May 09
21:29 2023

By Carla McKeown/Breckenridge Texan

Two bridges in Breckenridge will be closed for repairs, beginning as early as next week, according to City Manager Cynthia Northrop.

At the May 2 City Commission meeting, Northrop explained that the Texas Department of Transportation, along with the Federal Highway Administration and Stephens County, will be replacing the bridges on Shelton Avenue and Live Oak Street where they cross Gunsolus Creek (sometimes referred to as Gonzales Creek or Gonzales Draw).

The construction work will require that through traffic in those areas be closed temporarily. The projects could take up to seven months, Northrop said.

The Shelton Avenue bridge is located between Walker and Elm streets, behind Chicken E and Alfredo’s restaurants.

“You can still access the shops on either side, but you can’t go through; the bridge will be closed,” Northrop said. “And then … there will not be through traffic southbound from Dyer. And then on Elm, obviously there’s no through traffic there.”

The Live Oak Street bridge is located at the intersection of Live Oak and Dyer Street, just northwest of the Humane Society’s thrift store and a couple of blocks south of the gyms at the high school.

Drivers traveling north on Live Oak from Elm Street and those traveling south on Live Oak from Lindsey will not be able to drive through. All residents living in the area should be able to access their driveways throughout the construction, Northrop said.

For more details about the closures, see the map below.

A TxDOT contractor will remove and replace the bridge structure at the two locations, according to a news release from TxDOT. The work could begin as early as May 15 or 16.

Temporary road closures in Breckenridge

Click here to download a pdf of the map

Cutline, top photo: The bridge near the intersection of North Shelton and West Elm streets will be under construction, beginning as early as next week. A bridge at North Live Oak and West Dyer likewise will be closed for construction. The projects could take up to seven months. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)





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