US-59 bridge closure as part of Brazos River project in Sugar Land postponed, TxDOT says

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Tuesday, June 11, 2024
Major US 59 bridge repair begins soon at Brazos River in Sugar Land
The Brazos River Turnaround underneath U.S. 59 in Sugar Land is getting repairs as part of a 38-month construction project to prevent erosion.

SUGAR LAND, Texas (KTRK) -- Planned closures along the U.S. 59 bridge in Sugar Land over the Brazos River have been postponed, officials announced Tuesday.

The video above is from the previous report: Major US 59 bridge repair begins soon at Brazos River in Sugar Land

The Texas Department of Transportation, or TxDOT, said work on the bridge was supposed to start this weekend but will need to be rescheduled.

The construction is part of a $53 million bridge extension project, which will move the highway bridge and frontage roads north by 1,000 feet.

The project is designed to help stop erosion under the bridge and save homes and neighborhoods repeatedly hit by flooding.

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TxDOT said it was working on the rescheduled date for the project.

It's unclear why the closure was postponed.

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Nearly $100 million will go toward repairs along the Brazos River as residents claim erosion from the river is destroying streets and highways.