FM 1774 overpass completion delayed from third quarter 2019 to first quarter 2020

The overpass on FM 1774 was originally supposed to be complete in the third quarter of 2019, but will now be complete in the first quarter of 2020, according to Texas Department of Transportation officials. Lanes opened to drivers in October. (Courtesy Fotolia)
The overpass on FM 1774 was originally supposed to be complete in the third quarter of 2019, but will now be complete in the first quarter of 2020, according to Texas Department of Transportation officials. Lanes opened to drivers in October. (Courtesy Fotolia)

The overpass on FM 1774 was originally supposed to be complete in the third quarter of 2019, but will now be complete in the first quarter of 2020, according to Texas Department of Transportation officials. Lanes opened to drivers in October. (Courtesy Fotolia)

A Texas Department of Transportation project to construct a railroad overpass on FM 1774 from FM 1486 to 0.109 miles north of FM 1488 was supposed to be complete in the third quarter of 2019, but completion has been delayed to the first quarter of 2020 due to weather and increased traffic in the area from the Texas Renaissance Festival and holiday travelers, according to TxDOT Public Information Officer Emily Black. The project was 98% complete as of mid-November, and lanes were opened to drivers in October.

Timeline: December 2016-first quarter 2020


Cost: $23.4 million

Funding source: TxDOT
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