Repairs were expected to be completed by midnight Tuesday, with the roadway fully open to traffic in time for the Wednesday morning rush hour, according to TXDOT
Though the details of the accident were still being determined, transportation experts said it follows a pattern of larger-than-normal loads and the challenges of permitting and policing them.
“There is not much doubt in my mind they know they need a permit,” said Dan Middleton, a researcher with the Texas A&M Transportation Institute in College Station, referring to local haulers of construction equipment. “Some just don’t care. And they get away with it nine times out of 10.”