You don’t have to drive very far west of Navasota on SH 105 to notice a lack of active construction lately on that new, admitedly delay-plagued rerouting of a portion of 105 south of its current route between Navasota and Washington County.
TxDOT’s Bobby Colwell explains that it’s only one section of the construction that was sent back to the drawing board nearly two years ago, the new bridge over the Brazos River, that is still holding up the entire project.
Although Colwell claims the additional flooding from Hurricane Harvey later did not add to the initial engineering difficulties of redesign from erosion caused by the flooding of May, 2016, he admits to Navasota News it’s obviously blown the project past the date it was originally supposed to have been completed last year.
Colwell says they now anticipate the road will reopen sometime early in 2019, but, he cautions, that will be highly dependent upon the weather and the scope of what it will take to regain access to the elements in the river.
Colwell identifies James Construction as contractor for the $24,400,000, highly disruptive, now twice-delayed, three-river crossing SH 105 reroute. Stay tuned.