What to Expect
Learn more about what to expect during construction.
The community should plan for construction impacts to last about five years. Colorado River Constructors (CRC) has divided the Oak Hill Parkway project into four segments, as seen above. While activity will occur throughout the entire corridor simultaneously, heavy construction in each segment will begin as noted in the timeline below.
Project timeline (subject to change and weather permitting):
- July 1, 2021: Groundbreaking ceremony
- Late 2021
- Begin major activity on US 290 beginning at the US 290 West and US 290 East segments
- Early 2023
- Begin major activity beginning at the US 290/SH 71 “Y” interchange segment
- Mid-Late 2023
- Begin major activity along SH 71
- 2026: Open to traffic
Construction projects can be disruptive, and we will do our best to be a good neighbor.
The Oak Hill community should expect crews working in the corridor during the day, at night and on the weekends. This reduces the project schedule to a shorter duration. Night work allows for fewer daytime traffic impacts.
Neighbors and businesses should also expect:
- Travel delays
- Lane shifts, closures and detours
- Temporary cross street closures
- An increase in noise, vibration, dust and lighting, including during night work
- An increase in traffic on the frontage roads and neighborhood streets
- Adjustments to business access
- Shifts in the schedule of activities
- Minor changes to the project design
- Temporary water/power disruptions
Unfortunately, construction can be a disruptive process and we thank you for your patience as we work as quickly and as safely as possible.
Often nighttime construction activity is occurring for the safety of the traveling public and to reduce congestion on US 290. Trucks entering and exiting the state right of way at slow speeds can be a safety and mobility hazard during the daytime. TxDOT restricts daytime lane closures along US 290 and SH 71 for mobility and safety reasons.
What are the contractor’s requirements regarding minimizing noise?
- Concrete surfacing and grinding shall only be performed during the day from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- During the hours of 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., the contractor shall utilize a non-intrusive, self-adjusting noise level reverse signal alarm. This requirement does not apply to paving operations (e.g., hot mix and seal coat).
- Hammering for excavation purposes is not allowed during the hours of 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
- The contractor will properly maintain machinery and the fit of mufflers for equipment on site.
What are activities that could take place that are noisy?
- Running of engines and generators
- Loading and unloading of large trucks
- Heavy machinery use
- Rock trenching, milling, and excavation
- Concrete/asphalt paving and finishing
- Jackhammering and hydraulic hammering
- Drilled shafts
TxDOT and CRC will make every effort to be good neighbors and keep you informed of disruptive work. We welcome you to sign up for updates by clicking here.
Temporary Pugmill and Temporary Wet Batch Concrete Plant:
Beginning in 2022, CRC will operate a temporary pugmill and temporary wet batch concrete plant in TxDOT right of way along US 290 in Oak Hill. Both items will be removed once the project is complete.
To learn more, please see the following download: