The widening of Harvey Mitchell Parkway in College Station is slightly behind schedule.
The TxDOT Bryan district office reports that is due to “utility line issues”.
As of last Friday, the more than $47 million dollar project is 18 percent completed. Contractors are working on new pavement in the northbound lanes, while most drainage, earthwork, and subgrade preparation are complete.
Weather permitting and not finding any other surprises, northbound traffic will be moved to the new lanes in spring 2022.
Modifications to the bridge over Jones-Butler Road should be completed in summer 2022. After that, contractors will start widening the southbound lanes. The new southbound lanes are expected to open in the winter of 2022-2023.
The last segment is the middle section and the Jones-Butler crossing under the bridge…which will connect south College Station to the Texas A&M west campus. That segment is expected to be completed in late spring 2023.
Lastly, “All clean-up and final touches should be completed by the end of Summer 2023.” according to the TxDOT Bryan district update.
Meantime, Jones-Butler Road is closed at Harvey Mitchell through Thursday for contractors to make waterline adjustments under the pavement.
Click HERE to read and download a copy of a Texas A&M Transportation Institute’s report on the project, courtesy of a WTAW listener who texted the report to our listener line at 979-695-1620.