Western Hays County commuters rejoiced Friday after the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) repaired and reopened RM 150 at the Onion Creek Double Crossings near Driftwood.
The fixes, done to repair damage caused by floodwaters in May, comes roughly a month ahead of an estimated timeline for the work to be done. Initially, TxDOT officials expected work on the double crossings to be done by the end of July.
Additionally, Hays County officials worked with TxDOT to keep large load vehicles from traveling along the crossings, the Hays Free Press reported. County officials said a vehicle weighing more than a million pounds overturned in March, which they pointed to as a partial cause for damage to the roadway.
It is unknown at this time how much TxDOT spent to repair the double crossings.