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June 16, 2016

Project Update: Construction of a Permanent Roundabout to Begin at Broadmoor Drive and Nash Street

Bryan, TX – On Monday, June 20, 2016, Nash Street will be closed from E. Villa Maria Road to E. William J. Bryan Pkwy (FM 158).  Also closing this day will be Broadmoor Drive from Nash Street to Debbie Drive/Leila Court. Both closures will be in effect for up to four weeks. Access to local businesses and their driveways will be maintained at all times during the closure. The closure is necessary so the contractor can complete critical work that cannot be otherwise accomplished.

Construction of the modern roundabout began on May 16, 2016. This project is responsive to community concerns regarding traffic associated with the apartment complex on the north side of Nash Street that is soon to open. The roundabout will moderate the flow of traffic while also providing a safer and more efficient intersection for everyone. The permanent roundabout is larger than the temporary roundabout and is designed to work safely and efficiently with the new driveway of the apartment complex. New sidewalks and crosswalks will be constructed, improving safety for pedestrians. There will be landscaping in the central island and brick pavers in the truck apron and the various traffic islands for aesthetics.  Permanent traffic signs and pavement markings will further enhance the safe and efficient operation of the roundabout. Also occurring as part of this project is the construction of the permanent traffic islands at the intersection of Broadmoor Drive and Trophy Drive.

In November 2015, the City of Bryan installed a temporary roundabout at the intersection of Broadmoor Drive and Nash Street for a three week test period. The temporary testing revealed that the vast majority of motorists have an appropriate level of understanding of roundabouts and demonstrated their ability to travel through them safely. It also provided the opportunity to inform the public of what was being considered for this intersection. As the test was viewed as successful, the City of Bryan decided to move forward with the concept of this intersection being converted into a single lane roundabout.

At present, work efforts are proceeding in an efficient and timely manner.  Construction is anticipated to be completed by mid August 2016. Access to local businesses and their driveways will be maintained at all times during the construction project.

Please contact the City of Bryan at 979.209.5030 for additional information.

 
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