Segment 1 of the Southwest Bypass project is the construction of a new two lane roadway from IH 35 to 3,100 feet west. Design is complete and construction is anticipated to start in the summer of 2017 and take a year to complete.
is the construction of a new two lane roadway from RM 2243 to 3,500 feet east. This will complete the roadway from RM 2243 to IH-35. An Access Route along Segment 2 (into the quarry bottom) will be constructed to allow for environmental studies, design, and to assist with Segment 1 construction. The construction contract for the Access Route into the quarry was awarded to Jordan Foster with construction anticipated to begin in June 2017 and be completed by August 2017. Segment 2 construction is anticipated to start after Segment 1 is complete and take approximately 21 months to complete.