Highway 79 Paving Project

Summer 2018

WHERE WE ARE

Phase A
Mill Branch Bridge to Reedy Branch Bridge was completed fall 2015. Mill Branch Bridge to south of New Hope was widened to four, 12-foot lanes with five-foot paved shoulders and a grassed median.  This is known as a rural typical section.  An urban typical section was constructed from south of New Hope to Reedy Branch Bridge with pedestrian facilities, curb and gutter and a concrete median separating traffic. Drainage, access management modifications, bridges, landscaped storm water retention facilities, and safety improvements were constructed as part of this 4.5 mile section.

Phase B
Widening efforts from Pate Pond Road to Cypress Creek Bridge are scheduled to be complete fall 2019. Workers have finished construction of the new bridge over Cypress Creek.  A rural typical section with grassed median is being constructed. This section is 3.2 miles in length.

Phase C
The six-mile section running from Cypress Creek Bridge to Interstate 10 is also anticipated to be complete fall 2019. Work on the new Open Creek Bridge is complete.  A rural typical section with grassed median is being constructed.

Phase D
Reedy Branch Bridge to Court Street in Vernon will encompass both rural and urban typical sections.  A rural typical section with grassed median will be constructed from Reedy Branch Bridge to the intersection of Cook Circle, just south of Vernon. An urban typical section with pedestrian facilities will be constructed from Cook Circle to Court Street. The 6.2-mile section is scheduled to be complete fall 2019.