New Bridge Construction Begins at Attoyac River

Contact: Rhonda Oaks

Phone: (936) 633-4395

Date: Nov. 17, 2017

A pre-construction meeting was held at the Nacogdoches Area Office Thursday signaling the beginning of a new construction project on SH 21, east of Chireno.

Drewery Construction, Nacogdoches, will serve as contractor for the $5.2 million construction project. Two bridge structures will be replaced with one new bridge. Once the new bridge is constructed, the two smaller bridges will be removed.

During construction, the speed limit through the project area will be reduced to 60 miles per hour. Crews will set barricades on Monday and are scheduled to begin work on Nov. 27. The two existing bridges are on schedule to be removed in December 2018 with completion of the project set for February 2019, weather permitting.

As this project begins, motorists traveling the project area should reduce speed and stay alert to workers and moving equipment. Obey all traffic control devices and signage and remember traffic fines double when workers are present. All work schedules are subject to change in inclement weather.

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