The Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) want to know what you think about a proposed reconstruction project to improve the intersection of George Bush Drive (FM 2347) and Wellborn Road (FM 2154) in College Station, Texas. The survey is anonymous and takes 10 to 15 minutes to complete. | Take the Survey
Bush-Wellborn is one of four gateways to the Texas A&M University campus. With 75,000 students, faculty and staff on campus each day, Texas A&M could be considered the 4th largest downtown area in Texas. More than 60,000 vehicles travel through the intersection during the work week, and more than 20 Union Pacific trains cross it daily.
In partnership with TxDOT’s Bryan District, TTI is studying how to maximize safety for pedestrians, bicyclists, bus riders and drivers, who often cross Bush-Wellborn on their way to and from class, work, and entertainment or cultural events at Texas A&M. In addition to improving safety, TxDOT and TTI want to increase mobility for all users while minimizing the negative impacts of construction on the community. TTI is providing expertise to ensure the project takes advantage of best practices in construction, engineering and public engagement, and TxDOT has targeted 2022 to begin the reconstruction project.
“To that end, before we finalize design plans for Bush-Wellborn, we’ve developed a survey to gain feedback from local residents, students, event attendees and any other interested stakeholders,” explains Tim Lomax, TTI Research Fellow and urban mobility expert. “What are their concerns and what would they like to see Bush-Wellborn become? Public support is essential to the successful funding and completion of the project.”
Are you a motorist tired of sitting in traffic at Bush-Wellborn? Or maybe you’re a pedestrian or cyclist who crosses the intersection daily to get to class or work? Now is your opportunity to share your opinion on how to accomplish the project with minimal disruption while making Bush-Wellborn safer, more efficient and a lot less frustrating. TTI and TxDOT will take your input, and, in the fall, bring back to the public the design and construction phasing options that meet those needs.
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