TxDOT will host an open house style public meeting Sept. 23 at the Orange County Expo Building to gain public opinion on the proposed rehabilitation of the E. Roundbunch Swing Bridge over Cow Bayou, just north of Lakeshore Farm Road in Orange County.

The public will have the opportunity to view project exhibits, talk with project staff and give input on proposed improvements. East Roundbunch Rd. will be closed during the reconstruction. The detour will be approximately seven miles in length and, at this time, the closure is expected to last approximately six months beginning in fall 2016.

The proposed improvements consist of the following:

•          Improve safety and reliability by repairing and replacing key bridge features, such as mechanical and electrical systems

•          Replace the concrete approach structures and bridge structure

•          Purchase temporary construction easements approximately 450 feet in length

•          No right of way is necessary; no displacements are required

Where: Orange County Expo Building DuPont Room, 11475 FM 1442, Orange.

When: Tuesday, Sept. 23, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.