Drivers traveling across state Highway 146, north of FM 1764 near Moses Lake, will see the telltale signs of construction as the state’s transportation department commences remodeling plans for the bridge area.

The $219,473 construction project is expected to be completed by late March to early April, said Danny Perez, a spokesman for Texas Department of Transportation.

The current conditions of the bridge and the surrounding roadway necessitate added improvements, Perez said.

“The bridge approach was settling so we’re repairing it to extend the life of the bridge,” he said. “This project includes the replacement of the base and concrete approach slab, which has sunk.”

The planned work calls for repairing the approach slabs for the bridge, Perez said.

“This work would take place on the north side of the bridge for both the northbound and southbound lanes,” he said.

These improvements will produce an easier commute for drivers, Perez said.

“The repair will provide a smoother transition from the roadway surface off of or onto the bridge,” he said.

Connor Behrens: 409-683-5241; connor.behrens@galvnews.com.


Before coming to work for The Daily News as a staff reporter, Connor worked for us as a freelance correspondent throughout 2017. He has written for other publications such as the Washington Post.

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