TxDOT to close 485 to replace bridge starting Jan. 8

A frequently traveled road in north Milam County will be closed beginning Jan. 8 for a bridge replacement.

According to Texas Department of Transportation’s Public Information Officer Bob Colwell, the TxDOT contractor will close FM 485 at the Cow Creek Bridge beginning Jan. 8. The Cow Creek Bridge is located approximately 0.3 miles east of the intersection of FM 485 and FM 2269. 

The road will be detoured through Cameron, so residents can expect more traffic moving down US 77 and SH 36.

Colwell said a signed detour will be in place to direct traffic to use FM 2269, US 190/SH 36 and US 77.

He said TxDOT would like to remind all motorists to obey all warning signs, watch for workers and equipment, buckle up and drive safely.

This a $669,000 project to replace the existing bridge structure on FM 485 at Cow Creek. This project is contracted to Knife River Corporation out of Waco. This project is expected to be complete by May 2018.

Colwell said that TxDOT and their contractor appreciate everyone’s patience during this bridge work.