Contact: Brad Wheelis
Phone: (512) 832-7060
Date: May 11, 2018
“The $16.5 million project will enhance safety and mobility, benefiting both the citizens of Bastrop and motorists traveling through the area,” TxDOT Austin Deputy District Engineer Kevin Dickey said. “We appreciate all the help and collaboration from our partners on this project.”
In addition to the overpass, new two-lane frontage roads were constructed in both directions. The project was completed on time and on budget. The project contractor is Hunter Industries LTD.
This is the sixth of nine bridges being built along SH 71 to eliminate traffic signals between Bastrop and Austin.
State Representative John Cyrier: “As Texas continues to grow in population and double in population in the next 30 to 50 years, we are in desperate need of these infrastructure projects. I congratulate the many leaders who worked together to make this project happen.”
Bastrop County Judge Paul Pape: “There are three things that make a great community: excellent education, healthcare and a great transportation system. Thank you TxDOT for doing your part in making us a better community and laying the foundation for what will make us a great community in the future.”
Bastrop Mayor Connie Schroeder: “This cuts down on commute times significantly. The impact is not only all the citizens of Texas but for our own citizens here in Bastrop. It’s a quality of life issue and that’s something we strive for every day.”
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