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JFK bridge maintenance project start delayed again

Posted at 10:31 PM, Nov 30, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-01 18:48:37-05

UPDATE (5:12 p.m. Dec. 1): The Texas Department of Transportation, commonly known as TxDOT, announced Wednesday evening that the JFK Bridge maintenance project, whose prep work was to have begun Tuesday night, has been delayed.

A news release sent out Wednesday evening states the project is being pushed back because the group has been unable to get materials necessary to safely set up a temporary new traffic pattern on the bridge while the 19-month-long project is underway.

“The Texas Department of Transportation is working with the contractor to establish a new start date," it states. "Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.”


A major road project is set to begin at 9 p.m. Tuesday night -- that's when TxDOT crews will begin preliminary work for the JFK bridge maintenance project.

The work for Tuesday will include placing road barriers and lane striping, to help vehicles see the new traffic patterns that will be in effect until the end of May 2022.

Traffic on the bridge will be reduced to one lane in each direction.

The $9 million maintenance project includes repairs to the structure and railing of the bridge, replacement of bridge joints and application of a new concrete surface to the bridge deck.

The project is scheduled to be finished in 2023.

Prep work for the project originally was slated to begin Monday.