US 183 South Reconstruction Project Begins in Breckenridge

Contact: Andrew Carlson

Phone: (325) 643-0413

Date: Oct. 9, 2017

Three-quarter mile project will rebuild thoroughfare from US 180 (Walker Street) to near the south city limits of Breckenridge

BRECKENRIDGE – Initial construction has begun on a project to reconstruct US 183 South (South Breckenridge Avenue) from US 180 (Walker Street) to near the south city limits of Breckenridge. This project will address significant pavement failures that have occurred along the three-quarter mile segment of roadway that serves as the primary southern access to the city of Breckenridge.

In a competitive bidding process, Prater Equipment Co., Inc. of Comanche has been chosen as the contractor for this project and awarded a contract in the amount of $3,737,969.44. Prater is also the contractor for the ongoing reconstruction of US 180 (Walker Street) on the east side of Breckenridge, though the two projects are unrelated.

The project will retain the current layout of the roadway: Between US 180 (Walker Street) to near Cottage Street, the roadway will feature two travel lanes in each direction, concrete curbs and gutters, and new five-foot-wide sidewalks and ADA curb ramps to accommodate pedestrians. A continuous center turn lane will run from just south of Williams Street to near Cottage Street. From near Cottage Street to the southern end of the project, the roadway will feature two travel lanes in each direction and paved shoulders of various widths. All construction will take place within existing TxDOT rights of way; no acquisition of additional property is required.

The project is anticipated to take approximately 11 months to complete. Motorists can expect lane reductions and detours throughout the period, and are urged to drive slowly to maintain the safety of construction workers. Drivers are also reminded that traffic fines are doubled in work zones when workers are present.


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