The Future of Highway 6

The Future of Highway 6

Between 2010 and 2019, the population in Brazos County has grown from 194,851 to 226,758. That’s a 16.4% growth!!! If you live in College Station/Bryan, you have felt that growth in the congestion on our streets.

The city has goals to improve many of our roads, one of those being highway 6 from US 190/SH 21 to SH 40/William D. Fitch.

This project is in the beginning design phase and will most likely be split into two projects. Project one will focus on upgrading deficient interchanges and project two will expand the highway to 6 lanes along with improving the frontage roads and adding collector/distributor lanes.

According to the Texas Department of Transportation, a collector-distributor road is a type of road that parallels and connects the main travel lanes of a highway and frontage roads or entrance ramps. A collector-distributor is similar to an exit ramp, but is typically longer than an exit ramp, and has the advantage of allowing drivers to bypass traffic signals at intersections. If you’ve ever driven in Austin, there are collector distributor roads in use at several points of I-35.

The target start for all of this is early 2022 and late 2024 with target finish between 2024-2026.

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An example of a Collector Distributor Road and what Highway 6 could look like after construction:

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