The Texas Department of Transportation will begin construction on the Hwy. 59 southbound main lane bridge over the West Fork San Jacinto River in Humble by early March.
The bridge was damaged during Hurricane Harvey when the path of the river adjusted after the storm, TxDOT Public Information Officer Danny Perez said. It led to damage to the bridge’s foundation, which has limited its capacity, Perez said.
The $7.5 million project will replace a portion of the bridge to restore load capacity to the bridge. Construction is expected to last for four months and conclude this summer, he said.
“Although capable of carrying typical traffic, the southbound bridge does not have the capability of carrying extremely heavy loads, which have been diverted to the frontage road,” Perez said.