Brady City Electric Crews Get Ready for Expansion
BRADY, TX - City of Brady Electrical crews have been busy on the city’s north side taking up old utility poles and replacing them with newer and taller ones. The activity is ahead of a planned highway expansion project that is due shortly on a 1.6 mile stretch of U.S. Highway 377 North (North Bridge Street. The new poles will be moved one block on either side of the proposed thoroughfare.
According to Electrical Department Supervisor Joe Rey Solis, the new poles will eventually support not only the city utility lines, but also those used by the telephone company currently serving Brady, Frontier Communications and Suddenlink, a local television cable provider.
The new lighting system for the expansion will provide metal posts approximately 40 feet tall and will have underground wiring.
Andrew Carlson, Public Information Officer for TxDOT Brownwood Office, recently stated that bids should be opened and awarded in May with construction to begin shortly thereafter with a completion date of about 30 months.
The expansion project will widen incoming/outgoing traffic lanes from the intersection of U.S. 190 East and continue to the downtown area. A complete paving around the square will also include traffic lights and new crosswalks. Very little widening will be done in the downtown area due to citizens’ concerns over the loss of too much parking space.