A construction project on State Highway 195 at Berry Creek Drive is set to begin this week. The project by the Texas Department of Transportation will improve safety by closing the existing crossover and rerouting turning traffic to new turnarounds and auxiliary lanes.
The $776,000 project includes the construction of a new auxiliary lane from I-35 to a new crossover located about 1200 feet north of the current Berry Creek crossover. A right-turn lane for Berry Creek Drive also will be constructed. Once complete, traffic wishing to turn left on Berry Creek Drive will U-turn at the new crossover and merge over to the new turn lane to access Berry Creek Drive. Berry Creek Drive traffic wishing to head north on SH 195, will turn right on SH 195 and use a new acceleration lane to merge with traffic and U-turn at a new crossover west of the I-35 frontage road. (See map.)
During construction, the existing crossover at Berry Creek Drive will remain open to traffic. Once construction of the new turnarounds is complete, traffic will be shifted and the old crossover will be removed.
The contractor for the project is Angel Brothers Construction. The project is expected to complete this summer.