Thursday, April 7, 2011
FM 1960 Overpass
If you have traveled to George Bush International Airport recently, you've probably noticed a new overpass project in the far western reaches of Liberty County.
The FM 1960 overpass project is really a pretty simple and down-to-earth project. However, it's one many people stumble upon and wonder, 'What is this all about...'?
The project involves building an overpass at the Union Pacific Railroad crossing. At one time, the crossing was considered one of the "most dangerous crossings in Texas." The stats seemed to prove it. TxDOT used grade separation money to fund the project. Grade separation money is used to build overpasses at crossings with a high wreck rate involving trains and vehicles.
The $6.6 million project isn't expected to affect traffic anytime soon; there's plenty of work putting up the columns, beams and bridge decking. Toward the end of the project there will probably be some temporary delays as workers tie in the overpass to the mainlanes of the highway. However, that is still some time away.
We'll keep you updated on what happens and of any changes.