TxDOT work on county bridges to speed up


TxDOT engineers, from left, Darwin Myers and Jacob Chau give an update on bridges TxDOT is building in Limestone County at last week's commissioners court meeting. At right are County Engineer Ted Kantor and Commissioner Jerry Allen. Mexia News photo/Roxanne McKnight

By Roxanne McKnight
Staff Writer

Two TxDOT engineers attended last Monday’s commissioners court meeting to give an update on the construction of bridges on county roads 421 and 750, both of which are behind schedule.

Two other bridges are complete, said Darwin J. Myers, an engineer for the Dallas district, who was accompanied by Jacob Chau, of the Waco district. Myers referred to those on county roads 158 and 140,

Myers said the projects started a year ago but the progress has been very slow and sporadic. He said he and other TxDOT representatives met with the contractor with promising results.

“We threatened to default him, and he’s given us a schedule now we believe we can live with; and he’s committed to be on those bridges everyday,” Myers said. “I checked on it this morning, and there are two crews here in Limestone this morning.
The drilling for the foundations is complete for both bridges, he said and they should reopen in early or mid-November,

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