TxDOT breaks ground on Highway 71 project Posted in: News The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) was joined on July 30 by officials from Bastrop County and the city of Bastrop to kick off construction of the SH 71 at the Colorado River project. The project includes the construction of nine independent bridges, a new westbound exit ramp across the river, as well as a new eastbound entrance ramp at the Union Pacific Railroad. “This project is part of a larger, corridor-wide effort,” said TxDOT Austin District Engineer Tucker Ferguson. “About a mile east of this area, we recently opened an overpass at SH 95 that has resulted in a ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!