Brinker’s future path

Crew members lay asphalt Thursday on the Brinker Road underpass at Interstate 35E, where construction began this week. Under an economic deal Denton made with Buc-ee’s, the city contributed $2.1 million for the new underpass at Brinker as part of the $26.6 million project that widens I-35E from four lanes to six from Mayhill Road to Dallas Drive. The entire project is expected to be finished in November — nearly one year behind schedule.