While some details remain to be finalized, crews should begin work on a massive $210 million project to expand state Highway 146 on Feb. 13, about a week before a busy festival season in the county, according to officials with the Texas Department of Transportation.

The state transportation department had long planned for work to begin this spring on a project to expand state Highway 146 between Red Bluff Road in Seabrook on through Kemah, widening it from a six-lane to a 12-lane freeway. But until recently, the state agency hasn’t given a specific timeline for that project.

Matt deGrood: 409-683-5230; matt.degrood@galvnews.com

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Bailey Jones

So... major construction on both routes to Galveston?

George Croix

The 'Rita Debacle Effect'...ongoing...likely endless....like I45 construction....

James Lippert

Hwy 146 going down. FM 646 overpass going down. Sounds like a massive traffic jam in store for Egret Bay Blvd...

Leigh Cowart

And hurricane season coming up....2 major arteries with construction. Who makes these decisions?

David Smith

TX DOT does.. and they are the same fine folks who once built a TWO lane bridge on 146 ...at loop 197 . Disregarding the FACT that this is a huricane EVACUATION route.. The situation has since been resolved

David Smith

Somebody needs to take a camera and film from 517 to red bliff coming ang going.. it will never never be the same

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