Contact: Kathi White
Phone: (903) 510-9267
Date: May 4, 2017
ATHENS – After a delay due to surveying issues, bridge work has resumed on Anderson County Road 2133 at Mack Creek, and weather permitting, the new structure should be completed and open to traffic in June. The project to build the new bridge over Mack Creek is a collaborative effort between Anderson County and TxDOT.
TxDOT’s contractor, Fritcher Construction Services, discovered an error in their survey that resulted in the shoring being installed at the wrong location. After several months of delay in order to re-design the impacted bridge components, and prevent having to remove portions of the structure that had already been constructed, work resumed in early April. The additional costs resulting from the error will be absorbed by Fritcher Construction Services.
Work to replace the old structure utilizing TxDOT’s construction and contracting services began last fall at a construction cost of approximately $500,000.
TXDOT would like to thank the community for its patience as we worked through these issues. We also appreciate our local partner on the project, Commissioner Sharad Q Mims I of Anderson County Precinct 2 for helping to answer questions about these delays and talk with the public on behalf of the project.
For additional information or questions regarding this project, contact your local TxDOT Area Engineer at (903) 675-4196 or Commissioner Mims at (903) 723-7480.
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