Road & Bridges
A County Commissioner has many and varied responsibilities. A major area of responsibility is the construction and maintenance of roads and bridges in the County that are not part of the State Highway system or with a municipality. Here is a full list of Precinct 1 roads Opens a New Window. .
Road & Bridge Closures:
Surrey Ridge Road-
Update 11/15/2019: Surrey Ridge Road, while still in the construction phase, has been open to local traffic for a couple of months now, but there were some concerns with cracks that became present prior to laying down the final layer of road. The County has done geotechnical testing to see what the caused the cracks and together, with the Engineer and Contractor, have come up with a solution to fix and prevent future problems. Once this area of road is fixed, the Contractor will then proceed with the final layer of road, striping of the road, and placing signage. We are anticipating that the project will be completed in the 6-8 weeks, pending weather.
Update 6/24/2019: Construction continues on Surrey Ridge which is now in the last phase of the project (Phase 2). There have been many delays due to weather in the past couple of months but the end is close. According to the updated schedule it looks like Phase 2 (the center section) will be open in August. There will still be work going on in the area such as the laying of final surface, stripping, final cleaning prior to the project wrapping up in September. We will keep you informed of any additional updates!
Update 5/7/2019: To date the Court has approved 2 change orders since the last update which has pushed back the project completion date to mid June. Currently the section that has been closed due to construction (the Moonlight end of Surrey Ridge) is projected to open as soon as the weather allows time for the ground dry in order to finish the final details of that phase.
Update 2/4/2019: The project is sailing right along on schedule, and should be completed in May 2019. As the project progresses we will be keeping you informed of any additional closing/detours that will be happening.
Updated 1/24/2019: Construction of Surrey Ridge Lane between the IH-35 northbound frontage road and FM 3148 (Moonlight Drive) has started, and starting this Friday, January 25 at 8 p.m. though Monday, January 28 at 6 am the will be a road closure from IH35 NB frontage road to Paso Fino Street as stated in the detour notice. The road reconstruction will incorporate many safety related improvements including: earthwork to flatten the roadway and remove the aggressive hills and valleys along the roadway, as well as culvert improvements keep the roadway more passable during intense storms.
We will update our website with more information as the project progresses!
Bullhide Creek Bridge (Crunk Road):
UPDATE 11/15/2019:The bridge is now open to local traffic!
UPDATE 6/24/2019: After meeting with TxDOT and Knife River (the contractor for the project) we received a schedule of the project. The project will start date is today, June 24th and the completion date is will be sometime in January 2020 (pending any weather delays) .
UPDATE 5/7/2019: Utilities have finished being relocated, and according to the TXDOT website the project was let in April. The bid for construction was awarded to Knife River Construction and we are anticipating that the project will be completed sometime this winter.
UPDATE 11/13/2018: All the right-of-way has been acquired that was needed to move forward with the bridge project. The next step is to relocate utilities.
UPDATE 6/1/2018: The County approved to start surveying the area so the County can purchase the needed right-of-way.
UPDATE 4/20/2017: TxDOT has presented the County with their suggestions for the FY 19-FY22 Highway Bridge Program for Off-System Bridge Replacement Projects and the Crunk Road Bridge made the list. The Court approved the list on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 for the Crunk Road Bridge to be placed on the system. The total cost to replace this bridge will be $559,335 with the County’s match being $21,255 (3%). The Court decided to do a cash match for the project and requested to an execute Advanced Funding Agreement with TxDOT.
UPDATE 2/7/2017: The County is currently waiting to hear back from TXDOT to see if they have placed this bridge on the TXDOT Bridge Replacement Program. We should hear something back by the end of the month.
UPDATE 7/25/2016: This bridge was washed out in May and the whole bridge will need to be replaced. We have ordered a Geotechnical Study to see what the support system would have to be on the new bridge. The next step to getting this bridge repaired will be demolition of the current bridge and to start working on design work., The County is currently also looking into Financial Assistance from other governmental entities to help off set the cost of this large project.