BUS 59T sets new limits for next milestone, with long-term inside lane closures

This project will take place between Loop 463 and N. Navarro St.

VICTORIA, Texas – As part of theTexas Department of Transportation’s BUS 59T Concrete Median Barrier, Sidewalks, Illumination and Signal project, Texas Steel Industrial Placing (TSIP) will begin a new milestone of the raised median on Monday, Feb. 21, weather permitting. This project is taking place between Loop 463 and N. Navarro St.

The limits of the next milestone of work on this project will occur on BUS 59T, between Navarro St. and Laurent St. Workers have set up 22 calendar days to complete the raised median within this work section. Installing the raised median between these limits will require long-term inside lane closures in each direction of travel for the 22-day duration. During this time, the contractor will perform the work within the existing center, continuous left-turn lane.

TSIP was awarded the contractor bid of $3,461,134.50. The project began on Oct. 26, 2021, and the tentative completion date is Dec. 2022. TxDOT asks all motorists to stay alert and use caution while driving through the work zone. Considering the reduction of traffic to one lane through this work zone, you should pay special attention to this milestone.

Motorists should expect possible traffic delays. They are also urged to use caution when driving through the work zone.

Make sure to keep the following tips in mind:

  • Slow down and always follow posted work zone speed limits. Speeding is one of the major
    causes of work zone crashes. Remember, traffic fines double in work zones.
  • Pay attention. Workers and heavy equipment may only be a few feet from passing vehicles.
  • Be patient. Delays from roadway construction can be frustrating, but it only takes a few extra
    minutes to slow down for a work zone.