Several roadways in Bryan will soon be safer for motorists during heavy rainfall, thanks to a grant the City of Bryan recently received from the state Flood Infrastructure Fund.
One of Bryan’s most visible Capital Improvement Program (CIP) projects in northern Bryan is complete, and both residents and motorists will benefit from the work.
Woodville Road from Old Hearne Road to the bridge at State Highway 6 has been completely reconstructed, allowing for better traffic flow, pedestrian access and improved sewers. The project included:
- Widening the road to three lanes
- Improving sanitary sewers and water lines
- Installing curbs and gutters
- Installing a storm sewer system
- Constructing two roundabouts at the major intersections to improve the traffic flow
- Building sidewalks on both sides of the road.
“For the people in the north Bryan area, some of the biggest problems were sewer and water issues,” said Bryan City Councilperson Prentiss Madison. “Not only did we fix those problems and it looks better, but the sidewalks make it safer for the kids. I think the community out there appreciates the City Council going to bat for them.”
This project was part of the City of Bryan’s 5-Year CIP Plan (2020-2024). Construction began in spring 2020 and finished in spring 2021, and the total project cost was $5.37 million.
Future plans along the roadway call for improvements to eventually extend southwest on Woodville Road to Texas Avenue.