The TxDOT Bryan District is developing plans to improve safety at the intersection of FM 50 with the Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) in Mumford in Robertson County, Texas, which is adjacent to the Mumford ISD Complex. The project would remove the current at grade crossing with a grade-separated interchange. A grade-separated interchange is commonly referred to as an underpass or overpass. This design would eliminate the vehicular and rail conflict points.
The UPRR crosses FM 50 and runs along the front (west side) of Mumford School, which was constructed in 1999 and has an average enrollment of 600 students. UPRR owns property to the west of Mumford ISD complex and is currently constructing a rail switch yard; the proposed railway will connect trains to San Antonio, Dallas, Houston, Austin, the Gulf Coast and East Texas.
To address the potential for increased rail and vehicular conflicts, TXDOT is conducting a feasibility study to determine the viability for the construction of a grade-separated overpass of FM 50 and the UPRR. Currently, the project is not funded for construction.
Proposed improvements originally included two potential alternatives for consideration; a front of school alternative and a back of school alternative.
A Modified Front of School Alternative has been selected as the proposed preferred alternative:
TxDOT Bryan District
Director of Transportation Planning and Development
2591 N. Earl Rudder Freeway
Bryan, TX 77803-5190