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TxDOT official says construction should be finished by end of 2013
by Coy Slavik, Advance-Guard Editor
Nov 06, 2013 | 8 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Another major wreck occurred last week in the construction area at the intersection of U.S. highways 59 and 183.
Another major wreck occurred last week in the construction area at the intersection of U.S. highways 59 and 183.
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GOLIAD – Rickey Dailey, public information officer for the Texas Department of Transportation, said Friday that the construction project at Goliad’s busiest intersection will still be completed by the end of the year.

“The project to improve the safety and significantly upgrade the U.S. 59-183 intersection in Goliad is expected to be substantially complete by the end of this year,” Dailey wrote in an e-mail to the Advance-Guard. “That means all of the new, stronger and thicker concrete pavement will be poured and the intersection will be open and free of the traffic control barriers and devices that are now in place.”

Major wrecks have been on the increase since the construction began at the intersection in January.

On Friday, a 73-year-old Austin man was transported to a Victoria hospital after he was involved in a two-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 59 in Goliad.

The wreck occurred at approximately 7:15 a.m. near the intersection of Pearl and Washington streets.

Robert Epperson was driving a blue Dodge Neon in the wrong lane. His vehicle crashed head-on with a Ford F-250 pickup.

Dailey said the final phase of the construction should begin soon.

“Weather permitting, the final sections of the concrete pavement will be poured early this month,” Dailey wrote. “At that point, the remaining work will involve installation of new traffic signals, striping, driveway and sidewalk work and the construction of a small retaining wall. This work may require temporary, daily lane closures.”
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