TxDOT continues BUS 59T resurfacing project

Here are the details you need to know about the project

Victoria, Texas – On Tuesday, Nov. 9, Hunter Industries began pavement milling operations on BUS 59T between US87/Main Street and the Moody Street river bridge. This is part of Texas Department of Transportation’s ongoing BUS 59T resurfacing project. Milling operations were set to perform at night, between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m., weather permitting.

Hunter Industries hopes to move along the milling process and provide a safe work zone for the traveling public. Consequently, the contractor will work the milling operation in 5 sections, closing off 1000′ (3 city blocks) of BUS 59 each night through the downtown area. By closing off three blocks, the contractor can navigate their milling machine and haul trucks into the work zone. It will also prevent passenger vehicles passing close by on the remaining narrow lanes. Passenger vehicles will detour around the construction area of BUS 59 through city streets. Emergency and delivery vehicles, including box trucks, 18-wheelers, etc., will be piloted on BUS 59 through the work area. Off-duty police officers will be placed at each end of the closed area to help increase awareness of the work zone. Within the construction area, adjacent city streets will be closed to thru traffic.

The work areas include the following:

  • Main St. (US 87) to 5 Points
  • 5 Points to Commercial St.
  • Commercial St. to Constitution St.
  • Constitution St. to Church St.
  • Church St. to Water St.

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

They should also 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.