FM 60 at the Union Pacific Railroad Bridge - Burleson County


TxDOT is proposing improvements to a 0.47-mile segment of FM 60, from FM 111 to approximately 0.25-miles northwest of the Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) bridge in Deanville, Burleson County, Texas. The purpose of this project is to re-align FM 60 to eliminate a short curve for improved safety; widen the roadway to increase mobility; and upgrade to current roadway design and bridge standards.

Background

  • Project addresess current narrow and low clearance
  • Existing FM 60 project area consists of two 11-foot lanes (one in each direction) with 4-foot outside shoulders within an 80- to 100-foot right of way (ROW)
  • FM 60 at UPRR is grade separated and FM 60 passes under UPRR with a 13-foot 4-inch clearance
  • The UPRR bridge at FM 60 is a wood bridge with wood retaining walls
  • FM 60 crosses under a high volume freight railroad single main line owned and operated by UPRR

Proposed Improvements 

Proposed improvements include two potential alternatives for consideration:

  • Alternative 1: 
    • Widen FM 60 to two 12-foot lanes (one in each direction) with 10-foot shoulders
    • Construct FM 60 under the UPRR
    • Replace the wood retaining walls at the bridge with concrete retaining walls
    • Construct retaining walls on the north and south side of FM 60, from the UPRR bridge to approximately 500 feet from the intersection of FM 60 and FM 111
    • Construct dead-end, two-way access roads on the north and south side of FM 60 to provide access to properties located between FM 111 and the UPRR bridge
  • Alternative 2:
    • Widen FM 60 to two 12-foot lanes (one in each direction) with 10-foot shoulders
    • Construct a 720-foot bridge that allows FM 60 to pass over the existing UPRR bridge
    • Replace the wood retaining walls at the bridge with concrete retaining walls
    • Construct retaining walls on the north and south side of FM 60, at both the east and west ends of the proposed FM 60
    • Construct a one-way access road on the north and south side of FM 60 to provide access to properties located between FM 111 and the UPRR bridge; the access road would pass under FM 60 with a U-turn

Approximately 1.1 acres would be required for Alternative 1, and approximately 1.0 acre would be required for Alternative 2 along with relocating/displacing one structure.

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Next Steps

The project is funded and expected to cost approximately $15.5 million. Once an alternative is approved, plans would be developed with an estimated letting date for November 2021 with construction beginning in the early part of 2022.

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TxDOT Bryan District
Director of Transportation Planning and Development
2591 N. Earl Rudder Freeway
Bryan, TX 77803-5190

(979) 778-9707
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