Here's the Most Expensive Highway Overpass Project in San Angelo's History
SAN ANGELO, TX -- Texas Department of Transportation representatives joined with officials from the City of San Angelo, the Metropolitan Planning Organization, Tom Green County, the San Angelo Chamber of Commerce and other dignitaries to break ground on a construction project that will stretch about two miles from Loop 306 in east San Angelo to the U.S.67/277 interchange past the new Tom Green County Jail.
The $38 million project will include construction of two overpasses, access roads, four-lane divided main road ways, drainage and signage. One of the overpasses will be located where northbound traffic turns into Howard College and the other will be at Tractor Trail where traffic will turn into the new Tom Green County Jail location.
Here’s the video of dignitaries breaking ground in front of Howard College.
Reece Albert, Inc. is the contractor for the project. TxDOT spokesman John Dewitt said the project will take three years to complete and traffic will be routed around construction using access roads.
For followers of the Ports-to-Plains initiative, the upgrading of U.S. 67 to "interstate grade" roadway will likely mean this is where Interstate 27 could route through the San Angelo area. The Ports-to-Plains Alliance announced the organization will lobby congress to obtain interstate designation for major U.S. highways that trace a north-south routing from Laredo through San Angelo to Lubbock. So far, Congressman Mike Conaway has only introduced legislation attached to a highway funding bill to designate an east-west I-14 corridor from approximately Killeen along U.S. 190 through Brady and onward to Fort Stockton and Midland/Odessa. That legislation was not signed by the president and into law as of today.