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Bridge Widening Project to Begin Monday, Set for 2018 Completion

A bridge widening project at 26th Avenue is set to begin on Monday.

According to information from the Texas Department of Transportation, crews will begin work Monday to widen the 26th Avenue bridge at Interstate 27. The project will consist of maintenance aimed to allow for a new eastbound to southbound direct connector to enter into a proposed auxiliary lane. Crews will also work to reverse the southbound ramps at 26th Avenue and 34th Avenue.

The work will require closures to the eastbound and southbound connectors. Traffic will detoured and reduced to one lane during construction.

TxDOT says that the eastbound to southbound direct connector is proposed to reopen in May of 2018.

J. Lee Milligan is the contractor on the project. Construction is expected to be completed in September of 2018.

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