Bridge rails may not be the hottest topic on the web. But imagine your daily commute without them; one mistake and you are in serious trouble.
Beginning in November, the Beaumont District is scheduled to begin upgrading bridge railing on approximately 11 bridges in the district. Various bridges in Jefferson, Liberty, Orange and Chambers Counties will be upgraded with newer...and safer...bridge railing.
It isn't that the old railing is unsafe. It simply means design standards have changed and it's time to refit those bridges with the new gear.
While there may be some periodic lane closures, don't expect any major traffic delays during the project. Odum Services, LP is the contractor for the approximately $816,000 job.