AN ASPHALT FAULT ON THE 59 OVERPASS ABOVE LITTLE YORK RD. Over the weekend, TxDOT made temporary repairs to a stretch of the Eastex Fwy. that crosses over Little York Rd. by pouring a “hot mix” of asphalt over a portion the roadway, Meagan Flynn reports. Crews planned to return to the site for more permanent repair work tonight, but got an early call this morning after the concrete beneath the road’s surface collapsed overnight, opening up a hole straight through southbound side of the overpass. ABC13’s Courtney Fischer snapped this photo of emergency workers looking down through the hole after multiple accidents took place this morning during rush hour. Portions of the freeway are now closed for repairs. [Houston Chronicle] Photo: Courtney Fischer
Incredible. With the near constant road construction that goes on here, I keep thinking they would be good at it.
Require minimums much TXDOT?
I feel that maintaining established (that is, aging) urban infrastructure is like gardening; you need to visit everyday and putter…
Light weight concrete is just that … light weight.
Wait until the same folks are in charge of a high speed rail line :/