January 2019 was a record month for the TxDOT Amarillo District – letting four projects totaling over 1 million dollars. One of those projects is the first step in relocating Loop 335 west to Helium Road, beginning with the construction of frontage roads from FM 2590 to Interstate 40.
On Thursday, Jan 31, the Texas Transportation Commission awarded the bid for this project to Allen Butler Construction, Inc. in the amount of $45.8 million. Construction on this 7.9 mile stretch of roadway is expected to begin by this summer with a groundbreaking ceremony in late spring. Construction on this 7.9 mile stretch of roadway is expected to begin by this summer with a groundbreaking ceremony in late spring.
Ultimately, this project will tie into work already underway from I-27 west to Soncy Road, known as Segment B-1 Phase 1. This includes the rebuilding and lengthening of the I-27 bridges over SL 335, an overpass at Coulter Street, as well as ramp improvements and upgrades in preparation for anticipated future projects.
In addition to January being a record-setting month for awarded construction projects, the fiscal year 2019 is expected to be a record-setting year for the Amarillo District with a total of approximately $335.56 million on the roadways.