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A transportation department spokesperson says that work will soon be underway on the city’s third railroad overpass, joining those on Wonder World Drive on the south end and Yarrington Road on the far north end of town. 

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This just in from Texas Department of Transportation spokesperson Mark Cross:

This week motorists will see construction begin on the State Loop 82/Aquarena Springs Drive overpass at the Union Pacific rail line intersecting with the roadway west of Interstate 35 near Texas State University’s Bobcat Stadium.

The project includes constructing a bridge structure to span the existing rail line to create an overpass which will provide two-12-foot travel lanes in each direction. Access roads will include a 12-foot inner lane and a 14-foot outer lane in each direction with six-foot sidewalks. 

Loop 82 traffic will be impacted between Charles Austin Drive and Thorpe Lane for the duration of the project. The $20.7 million project will be constructed by Jordan Foster Construction LLC and will last until late 2017.

Downloads

Aquarena Springs Drive overpass rendering | Board A [pdf]

Aquarena Springs Drive overpass rendering | Board B [pdf]

Aquarena Springs Drive overpass rendering | Board C [pdf]

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One thought on “TxDOT preps for start of Aquarena Springs Drive overpass construction

  1. Oh good god. Getting from Lime Kiln into town can already be bad in the morning, this seems like a gaggle of fun.

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