Whatley Creek bridge detour

Weather permitting, S.W. 5th Street will be closed at the Whatley Creek bridge beginning Monday, Jan. 20, while the bridge is replaced.

Weather permitting, S.W. 5th Avenue will be closed at the Whatley Creek bridge beginning Monday, Jan. 20, while the bridge is replaced.

This project will widen the bridge and approaches as well as perform drainage improvements.

When completed, the bridge will consist of two 11-foot-wide travel lanes with 4-foot-wide shoulders.

The contract was awarded to East Texas Bridge Inc. for $1 million. It is estimated for completion this summer.

Signs will be placed along the detour route to direct traffic.

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