SALADO — The Texas Department of Transportation will begin work Monday on a $5.2 million bridge replacement in downtown Salado.

TxDOT plans to replace the bridge at FM 2268/Main Street at Campbell Branch in Salado.

“The project, designed to increase safety, will replace the existing structure with a wider, long, concrete bridge that meets current roadway safety and design specifications,” TxDOT spokesman Ken Roberts said in a news release.

The approaches to the bridge will also see improvements and be replaced, Roberts said.

The surrounding area near the bridge will be upgraded with new sidewalks and pavements.

“Work will take place between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, with some overnight work when the bridge is actually being replaced,” Roberts said. “The project is scheduled for completion by early summer of 2020, weather permitting.”

Austin-based Capital Excavation Co. will work on the bridge replacement, sidewalk and pavement upgrades.

Roberts urged residents and drivers to be cautious and to watch for construction crews and equipment in the work area.