Anyone who has traveled through the Farm-to-Market 2410 bridge knows that the traffic can get very congested and leads to seemingly weekly accidents at the bridge which causes nightmares for motorists looking to get from point A to point B. Relief is on the way because yesterday, construction began on a turnaround bridge (east to west) to help ease the congestion. The construction project is a partnership between the Harker Heights City Council and the Texas Department of Transportation.
The total cost of the project is expected to be around $2.3 million with $1.8 million being reimbursed to the city through “pass-through” funding. For those of you who do not know what “pass-through” funding is when a city is repaid over a specified period (1o to 20 years) based on traffic counts. The turnaround bridge is expected to be completed in March 2013.