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TxDOT Construction on Business 290 and Business 36

Update 2-4-2022 - Downtown Mill and Inlay roadwork gets an updated start date

Due to ongoing weather delays, paving operations in the downtown Brenham area, previously scheduled to begin on January 30th, will begin on February 13th. Parking throughout the area will be limited during operations and TxDOT asks citizens to avoid parking in the area after 7 PM nightly. Drivers can also expect delays and various lane closures, along BU-290, throughout the operation. 

TxDOT asks for the public’s patience during this work. Please watch for traffic control and messages. If possible, TxDOT encourages drivers to plan for extra travel time through this area or seek other routes. 
This project is contracted to Knife River Corporation. for $2.7 million.

Update 1-28-2022 - Downtown Portion project delayed due to weather

Due to the 100% chance of rain on Monday and low temperatures later in the week, the weather is not conducive for road construction work or paving operations.  Knife River will be delayed a week and will start the evening of Feb 6th.  Stay tuned as this will be weather-dependent.

Update 1-25-2022 - Downtown Portion of Mill and Inlay project begins January 30, 2022

Beginning Sunday, January 30th, TXDOT’s contractor Knife River Corporation will be performing the last phase of asphalt work on Main and Alamo (Business 290) in the downtown area.  This is the final phase of the large Mill and Inlay project that occurred prior to Christmas on Business 36.  We are trying to help get the information out to all businesses and tenants who use Main and Alamo in the evenings.  All work performed will occur at night to limit the amount of inconvenience to local businesses during peak business hours.  TXDOT has indicated that crews will begin each evening at 7 pm and would like all cars off Main and Alamo between Market St and Austin St. The contractor does not plan to conduct work on Friday or Saturday nights.  This work is projected to take most of February to complete. 

The scope of work will involve milling the old asphalt off, applying new asphalt, concrete curb work, and then repainting all parking spots and lane markings. 

We ask that you be patient with the construction crews and drive safely in the work zones.

TxDOT press release: 

WASHINGTON COUNTY – Nighttime paving operations, for BU-290(Main St. and Alamo St.) through downtown Brenham and the adjacent parking areas, will begin Sunday, January 30, 2022. Parking throughout the area will be limited during operations and TxDOT asks citizens to avoid parking in the area after 7 PM nightly.  Drivers can also expect delays and various lane closures, along BU-290, throughout the operation. 

TxDOT asks for the public’s patience during this work.  Please watch for traffic control and messages.  If possible, TxDOT encourages drivers to plan for extra travel time through this area or seek other routes.

This project is contracted to Knife River Corporation. for $2.7 million.  The downtown paving operations are expected to be complete by end of February.

For more information, contact Bobby.Colwell@txdot.gov or (979) 778-9764.

Update 9-21-2021 - Resuming Work on Business 36

TxDOTs contractor will resume work on BS-36, in Washington County, from FM 577 to US 290 beginning Wednesday September 22, 2021. For the remainder of this week, work will be limited to small item concrete work and utility manhole adjustments. Mill and inlay operations, on BS 36, will begin Sunday, September 26, 2021. Drivers can expect delays and various lane closures throughout the operation.

TxDOT asks for the public’s patience during this work. Please watch for traffic control and messages. If possible, TxDOT encourages drivers to plan for extra travel time through this area or seek other routes.

This project is contracted to Knife River Corp. for $2.9 million. The project is expected to be completed by early 2022.

For more information, email or call (979) 778-9764.

Update 4-30-2021 - On Hold

The project is currently on hold. During the early phases of construction, discoveries in the field were made that didn't match the plans for the project and engineering plans must be updated before work can resume.

Update 3-15-2021 - Pedestrian Improvements Continue

Concrete demo and work to curb/sidewalk/ramps will continue from Mansfield Street to 1st street starting on the week of March 15, 2021, and Liberty St. to Veteran's Memorial starting March 22, 2021. 

Update 2-8-2021 - Pedestrian Improvements
The following work will be for pedestrian improvements on curbs, sidewalks, and ramps.

Beginning Monday, February 8, 2021, work will begin from Jeffries Street to Veterans Memorial.

Beginning Monday, February 15, 2021, work will begin from Veterans Memorial to MLK.

Beginning Monday, February 22, 2021 work will begin from MLK to N. Park Spur and on the corner of SH 36 & Main Street.

Published 2-1-2021
Beginning Monday, February 8, 2021, the Texas Department of Transportation's (TxDOT) contractor will begin construction on Business 290 and Business 36, from FM 577 to US 290. This work will consist of mill and inlay work, including sidewalks, ramps, lighting, and pedestrian amenities.

Motorists who travel this area should expect some delays, obey all traffic control devices, and watch for workers and their equipment on the roadway during this construction.

This $2.7 million-dollar project is contracted to Knife River Construction. This project should take approximately 6  months to complete, weather permitting.

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