At the July 31 Texas Transportation Commission meeting, the Commission approved more than $26 million for maintenance to be performed on the Rainbow Bridge between Port Arthur and Bridge City. Saffo Contractors, Inc. was awarded the project.

“This type of maintenance must be done to keep our bridges in safe working order,” said Tucker Ferguson, district engineer for the Beaumont District of TxDOT. “When completed, the bridge will have been cleaned, repainted and any repairs will have been made.”

The project is expected to begin by the end of the year and last approximately two years. While maintenance is taking place, the bridge will be down to one lane of traffic.