The new, long awaited State Highway 249 opens in Grimes County on Friday!
“We are very proud of the roadway, proud for what the contractor has done. We began in November 2019, and are happy is now open to the public,” said Bob Colwell of the TXDOT Bryan District Office. “We just want everyone who drives it to obey the speed limit, and allow for a little extra time. There will still be a little construction ongoing…so, look out for any markers present. Just drive with caution.”
The Highway runs 10 miles, from FM 1774 north of Todd Mission, up to Highway 105.
And as any local knows, traffic in that area has been swamped for years.
“It just adds another dimension to relieve congestion in that area,” said Colwell
Highway 249 opens officially at 7 pm Thursday night.