It is the Bush-Wellborn Crossing intersection improvement project. Specifically we are looking at improvements at the intersection of Wellborn Road (FM 2154) and George Bush Drive (FM 2347) in College Station.
The intersection is a confluence of heavy vehicular and transit traffic (commuters and special event participants); bicyclists and pedestrians; and freight movement. The existing intersection is no longer able to efficiently handle the growing number of travelers. An at-grade Union Pacific Railroad single track main line runs adjacent to Wellborn Road and causes additional problems. The intersection will only get worse with the expected growth in the area.
TxDOT received approvals to move ahead with a proposed design in 2007—10 years ago. No funding for construction was identified, but right-of-way acquisition is currently under way. This is an opportunity to reassess. Additional community growth has occurred, technologies have changed, and we want to make sure that we move forward with the best possible solution.
Pedestrians and bicyclists will have a more difficult time crossing the streets; congestion will get worse; trains will create more disruption to traffic flow; bus traffic will see additional delays.
We want to know what is important to you about this project. What specific concerns do you have? We are interested in all opinions and we will consider them as we re-evaluate the project design. This could be a concern for pedestrians or the desire to create a gateway to the campus or anything else.
TxDOT is responsible for implementing the project. The agency is working with TTI and all the regional partners to design and implement a project that meets the needs and reflects the values of the community.
The current design on the TxDOT website will be drained by one or more pumps. The bottom of the intersection is too deep to be drained by a pipe that connects to nearby creeks.