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Posted on: January 29, 2021

Construction Starting on FM 2818 - "Super Street" Design

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Beginning Monday, February 1, 2021, the Texas Department of Transportations (TxDOT) contractor will begin work on FM 2818 (Harvey Mitchell Pkwy) from 0.5 miles north of FM 60 (Raymond Stotzer Parkway) to FM 2154 (Wellborn Road).  This project, which is anticipated to last 2.5 years, will enhance capacity, address congestion, and improve safety through several improvements.  

This project will convert the existing four-lane rural highway (two lanes north, two lanes south, with a continuous two-way left-turn lane) to a six-lane urban street (three lanes north, three lanes south, separated by a median).  Intersection congestion will be addressed by converting the corridor to a “Super Street” design.  

The “Super Street” design facilitates safer access to side streets turning from FM 2818 by means of signalized left-turn lanes.  Driveways and intersecting streets have safer access to FM 2818 by right-turn only lanes and signalized turn-around lanes positioned away from side streets.  Pedestrian and bicycle facilities will be upgraded by providing shoulders in each direction and a 12’ Shared-Use Path on each side of the roadway with crossovers at major intersections.  Additionally, a new bridge will be built at Jones-Butler Road to allow local access south side of FM 2818.

This $50.4-million-dollar Super Street project is contracted to Knife River Corporation-South.  TxDOT and their contractor appreciate everyone’s patience during this construction.

For more information, contact Bobby.Colwell@txdot.gov or (979) 778-9764.

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