Bridge replacement project in Cherokee County on hold due to migrating birds

Bridge replacement project in Cherokee County on hold due to migrating birds
Published: Jun. 2, 2022 at 4:05 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 2, 2022 at 5:37 PM CDT

CHEROKEE COUNTY, Texas (KLTV) - The Mud Creek and Mud Creek Relief Bridge replacement project on SH 135 in Cherokee County, originally slated to begin on Monday, June 1, has been placed under time suspension due to migrating birds nesting under the bridges that are currently in place, according to Jeff Williford with TxDOT.

In accordance with The Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA), Williford says work will be delayed until the birds have abandoned their nests. There is no time frame to when this project might be continued.

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