Access Route of the Southwest Bypass project is the construction of a temporary access road into the quarry bottom to faciliate access for the construction of Segment 1 and survey and environmental assessment for Segment 2. Construction started on June 1, 201 and was completed on July 7, 2017.
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 46 bids were received on June 27, 2017. Construction is anticipated to start in August of 2017 and take a year to complete. A groundbreaking was held for Southwest Bypass on Friday, September 8.
Segment 2 is the construction of a new two lane roadway from RM 2243 to 3,500 feet east (Segment 1). This will complete the roadway from RM 2243 to IH-35. Segment 2 construction is anticipated to start after Segment 1 is complete and take approximately 21 months to complete.