Bryan continues to grow in leaps and bounds, and as more new residents arrive to enjoy our thriving downtown, desirable quality of life and excellent schools, they do so in the knowledge that these programs – and numerous others from the Bryan Police Department – are providing them with the safety and security that Bryan residents have come to expect. It’s just another reason that people want to experience “The Good Life, Texas Style.”
Construction on the Downtown Bryan Quiet Zone is moving at a quick pace, but residents and business owners may notice work beginning at various railroad crossings earlier than expected.
The construction contractor, BPI, began work at the East 28th Street and East 26th Street railroad crossings and postponed the improvements at East 29th Street until later in the sequence. This means that the next time you visit Downtown Bryan, you may notice four new medians and three new bulb-out islands – what we affectionately calling “porkchops” – at East 28th Street and East 26th Street. The concrete curbs were poured on Aug. 19, and soon, you will begin seeing the brick pavers filling the medians.
The improvements on East 28th Street and East 26th Street have changed the traffic patterns as you enter and leave the Carnegie Alley. The new traffic pattern is “right in, right out”. This means that it is unsafe to turn left as you enter or exit the alleyway because it requires you drive on the wrong side of the road. While this traffic flow is different than the historic traffic pattern and will require some relearning and route changes, please know that the design is intentional to reduce risk and improve safety so that we can establish the quiet zone.
The alleyway entrance to East 28th Street is temporarily closed from Thursday, Aug. 19 to Tuesday, Aug. 24. Please use the entrance off of East 26th Street to access the alleyway, and remember, “right in, right out.”
BPI will begin work at East 24th Street on Friday, Aug. 20.
As you approach all of the intersections under construction, you will see traffic control devices. Please be sure to observe these and be cautious when construction crews are out working.
To learn more about the overall Downtown Quiet Zone project, visit the following resources: