FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 20, 2020
Rep. Herrero – (512) 463-0462
Rep. Hunter – (512) 463-0672
AUSTIN, TX – Today, at the direction of the Coastal Bend Legislative Delegation, James Bass, Executive Director of the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) released a letter to the Citizens of the Coastal Bend explaining their decision to direct Flatiron/Dragados LLC to remove FIGG Bridge Engineers from the main spans of the New Harbor Bridge Replacement Project. This letter is in response to questions our offices were receiving about this issue and to provide an update on the status of the project.
As your state elected officials, we have made clear that public safety and transparency are a priority. It is important for the public to know TxDOTs reasoning for their decision to direct the removal of FIGG from the main spans part of the project. We expect Flatiron/Dragados to find a replacement engineering design firm soon and remain confident in TxDOTs commitment to construct a safe bridge.
We have asked TxDOT leadership to provide us an update on the completion timeline and potential cost impact as soon as possible. Any questions from the public or the media can be made to Rickey Dailey with the TxDOT Corpus Christi District Office at (361) 808-2544.