East Texas roadwork for the week of March 18

East Texas roadwork for the week of March 18

Released by the Texas Department of Transportation:

EAST TEXAS (KLTV) - TxDOT is planning to conduct the following construction and maintenance work throughout the district during the Week of March 18, 2019. Schedules are subject to change due to weather conditions, equipmentfailure or other unforeseen issues. Slow down and pay attention when traveling through work zones.

In Henderson County, the SH 334 Bridge project is underway with the contractor, Austin Bridge and Road Services, LP, starting right-of-way preparations. The project includes building new westbound bridges, widening the island section, and preparing the existing structures to carry eastbound traffic. The finished project will provide four travel lanes from Gun Barrel City to Seven Points. While traffic impacts will be minimal for now, motorists should be prepared for changes to their travel, and expect some delays, as the project ramps up. Get additional project information in the Henderson County section of this release.

In Smith County, the FM 2493/Old Jacksonville Highway widening project from Gresham to Flint, gets underway with right-of-way clearing operations. Motorists will notice a new construction speed limit of 45 mph in place throughout the work zone. Daily lane closures could also be at play as needed. Motorist should expect a change in their daily commutes moving forward. Get more information in the Smith County section of this release.

Anderson County – Palestine Maintenance crews plan to continue edge repair work on US 287N between FM 860 and FM 59 in Cayuga. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control.

Placement of short line markings continue with these locations scheduled:

- SH 294E from US 287 to the Cherokee County line

- US 287W from SH 19 to Loop 256

- SE Loop 256

- SH 294W from US 79 to US 287

Crews are also removing old striping and pavement markings from concrete sections at the intersection of Loop 256 at US 79.

Anderson County construction projects updates:

FM 2054 Widening Project

  • Limits: From FM 321 south to 0.866 miles south of County Road 2802
  • Contractor: A.L. Helmcamp, Inc.
  • Cost: $2.6 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: March 2019

Current work includes making repairs to the existing pavement, roadway widening activities and extending cross structures. Expect daily lane closures and delays. The project is widening the roadway to eleven-foot lanes each direction with three-foot shoulders. It consists of widening the roadway, extending structures, replacing driveway pipes, sealcoat, surface mix, striping, and new roadway signage.

SH 19 Widening Project II

· Limits: From 3.6 miles N of FM 837 (Henderson Co. line) S to .4 mile N of FM 321 at Montalba

· Contractor: Big Creek Construction

· Cost: $12.5 million

· Anticipated Completion Date: Spring 2019

Travel lane and shoulder closures are possible as closeout activities continue on this project to widen the roadway with the addition of shoulders and passing lanes. Watch for flaggers and turning construction traffic. The postedspeed limit is 65 mph.

US 79 at UPRR Overpass Project

· Limits: From 1.5 miles east of FM 2574 to 0.5 miles past UPRR Overpass

· Contractor: Drewery Construction Company, Inc.

· Cost: $1.6 million

· Anticipated Completion Date: March 2019

The contractor is scheduled to restripe the project to place traffic into its final two-way configuration with outside shoulders in both directions. Daily lane closures are possible. Wide loads must use alternate routes due to restrictions for oversized vehicles. There are no outlets available at the overpass. Vehicles over 8.5 feet wide are not allowed. The speed limit has been reduced to 60 mph with an advisory speed of 45 mph through this project. The contract includes cleaning and painting steel girders, bridge rail replacement, and placing a concrete overlay on the existing bridge deck.

US 175 Widening Project - Phase III - Anderson County

· Limits: From 0.85 mile E of FM 315 in Poynor SE to .5 mile NW of SH 155 at Frankston

· Contractor: A.L. Helmcamp, Inc.

· Cost: $27.6 million

· Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2019

Work is being conducted in the eastbound lanes. Flex base operations continue on the western end of the project near Elm St. Box culverts are being placed in the two southern most lanes from Elm St. to Cemetery Rd. Earthwork has begun on the east end of the project between CR 300 and Cemetery Road. Mulching and seeding continue in graded areas throughout the project limits. Clear/grub, demolishing existing culverts, excavation work and the installation and repair of SW3P items is ongoing. The project is expanding US 175 from two lanes to a four-lane divided highway with a depressed median.

US 287 Overlay Project

  • Limits: From 0.154 miles south of SH 294 in Elkhart, south to the Anderson/Houston County line
  • Contractor: Big Creek Construction
  • Cost: $4 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2019

No work is scheduled until seal coat season starts in May. The speed limit has been reduced to 60 mph from just north of SH 294 southward to just south of the county line. The project consists of guard fence upgrades, base repair, mill & inlay, surface treatment, surface hot mix, and permanent striping.

US 287 Super 2 Project

  • Limits: From just north of FM 2419 south to 1.7 miles north of SH 294 in Elkhart
  • Contractor: A.L. Helmcamp, Inc.
  • Cost: $6.1 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2020

The contractor continues clearing right of way, extending cross structures and replacing driveway pipes. Expect lane closures and delays. The speed limit has been reduced to 60 mph through portions of the project. The contract consists of base repair, treated sub-grade, asphaltic concrete pavement base (ACP), a one course surface treatment (OCST), permeable friction course (PFC) surface asphalt, upgrading structures, signs, and pavement markings.

Cherokee County Jacksonville/Rusk Maintenance crews plan to conduct hot mix overlay operations on FM 3288 and FM 2274. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control.

Cherokee County construction projects updates:

US 69 Widening Project through Wells

· Limits: From 2 miles north of FM 1247 in Wells, south to 0.9 miles south of FM 1247

· Contractor: Longview Bridge and Road, Ltd.

· Cost: $17.6 million

· Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2019

Current activity includes earthwork, storm sewer operations, and roadway construction on the east side of the roadway. The project is widening US 69 through Wells from two lanes to four lanes with new curb and gutterand a continuous two-way left turn lane through town. There are minimal impacts on traffic. Speed limit reducedon the northern end until project completion.

US 79 Widening Project

  • Limits: From the Neches River to 1.2 miles northeast of FM 747
  • Contractor: Drewery Construction Company, Inc.
  • Cost: $8.2 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Spring 2020

Roadway widening activities are ongoing. Expect daily lane closures and delays with a pilot car providing traffic control. The work zone speed limit is 60 mph. The project will widen the road to add passing lanes.

US 84 Restoration in Rusk

  • Limits: From US 69 in Rusk to 0.46 miles east of SH 110
  • Contractor: Madden Contracting Company, LLC
  • Cost: $2.7 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2019

No work is scheduled for the week. The project is placing roadway underdrain and repaving the roadway lane through town.

Gregg County Longview Maintenance crews plan to conduct base repair operations on SH 135 south of the Kilgore Traffic Circle. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control. Additionally, crews will install culvert pipe on US 259 at Danville Road in Kilgore. This work should not impact traffic.

Gregg County construction projects updates:

FM 1252 Widening Project

  • Limits: From a half-mile west of SH 135 to SH 135 at Liberty City
  • Contractor: Reynolds and Kay, LTD
  • Cost: $739,000.00
  • Anticipated Completion Date: May 2019

The contractor is extending culverts and replacing driveway culverts on this project to widen FM 1252 with a center turn lane. Work includes cement treating base, widening, hot mix asphalt, surface treatment, extending culverts, and striping.

US 80 Widening in Gladewater

· Limits: From Loop 485 to Locker Plant Road

· Contractor: Longview Bridge and Road, Ltd.

· Cost: $3.5 million

· Anticipated Completion Date: March 2019

The contractor continues to conduct final punch list activities. Alternating lane closures are possible for both the eastbound and westbound lanes. The project is widening US 80 to four through lanes with a left turn lane from Loop485 to Locker Plant Road.

Henderson County – Athens Maintenance crews plan to resume base repair work on FM 316N and edge repairs on FM 3079. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control.

Henderson County construction projects updates:

SH 334 Bridge Project (New Project)

  • Limits: From Knob Hill in Seven Points (a mile east of SH 274), east to Southland in Gun Barrel City (2.5 miles west of SH 198)
  • Contractor: Austin Bridge and Road Services, LP
  • Cost: $41.2 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: September 2020

The contractor is scheduled to begin prepping the right-of-way and installing storm water management (SW3P) measures. The project will upgrade the roadway from two to four lanes. It consists of the construction of bridges, storm sewer, guardrail, base, pavement surfaces, and pavement markings.

Business SH 31 Project

  • Limits: From BU 19 in Athens, northeastward to 0.10 miles east of Loop 7
  • Contractor: Longview Bridge and Road Ltd.
  • Cost: $1.1 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2019

The contractor is scheduled to work on the bridge rail and guard fence just west of the FM 2495 intersection. Concrete Traffic Barriers are being installed at the shoulders. Daily closures are possible and delays should be expected. The project consists of upgrading bridge rail, Metal Beam Guard Fence, PFC Surface Hot Mix, and pavement markings.

SH 19 Widening Project III

· Limits: From FM 1615 south to 0.3 miles south of Coon Creek

· Contractor: A.L. Helmcamp, Inc.

· Cost: $4.9 million

· Anticipated Completion Date: Spring 2019

The contractor is scheduled to conduct dirt work for ditches and slopes, storm water management (SW3P) work, and mailbox installation. Expect daily lane closures. Use alternate routes to avoid delays. The speed limit has beenreduced to 60 mph for the duration of the project which consists of adding 10-foot shoulders on both thenorthbound and southbound travel lanes.

Rusk County – Henderson Maintenance crews plan to conduct hot mix overlay operations on FM 95 south of US 84. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control.

Rusk County construction projects updates:

US 259 NB Overlay Project

  • Limits: From US 79 in Henderson to Jarrell Creek (2.8 miles north of FM 1798)
  • Contractor: Madden Contracting Company, LLC
  • Cost: $5.2 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: March 2019

The contractor will be overlaying the right turn lanes in the northbound lane. Expect lane closures and delays. The project includes milling, applying a hot mix overlay, and installing new pavement markings on the roadway.

SH 149 Overlay Project

  • Limits: From the Gregg County line south to Panola County line
  • Contractor: Madden Contracting Company, LLC
  • Cost: $6.3 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: March 2019

The contractor will be placing an asphalt overlay on the roadway and replacing the bridge rail. Expect alternating lane closures and delays. The project includes pavement repair, milling, hot mix overlay, bridge rail replacement, and installing new pavement markings.

FM 2658 Reconstruction Project

  • Limits: From SH 43 to CR 2144
  • Contractor: Drewery Construction Company, Inc.
  • Cost: $1.6 million

· Anticipated Completion Date: June 2019

Current work includes hot mix overlay operations and bridge rail work. Project work includes scarifying and cement treatment of existing base, new flex base, two course surface treatment, and new pavement markings.

FM 840 Reconstruction

  • Limits: From FM 2867 to SH 315
  • Contractor: Pinto Construction Co, Inc.
  • Cost: $7.6 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: July 2020

The contractor is working to extend culverts and flex base in the lanes. Expect alternating lane closures. This project includes extending culverts, base placement, surface treatment, hot mix overlay, and upgrading guardrail and pavement markings.

Smith County – Tyler Maintenance crews plan to conduct base repair operations on FM 1995 near the county line. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control.

Nighttime operations to upgrade pavement markings on roadways around Tyler will continue with placement of short line markings when weather conditions are favorable. The contractor utilizes slow-moving mobile operations when installing new pavement markings. When weather permits, work is conducted from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., Sunday through Thursday nights. Brief delays are possible. Work locations are as follows:

- NW Loop 323

- FM 2493/Old Jacksonville Highway from FM 2813 to US 69/Broadway Ave.

- Spur 147/Gentry Pkwy. from US 271/Beckham Ave. to US 69/Glenwood Blvd.

- SH 31W at the Henderson County line – old striping removed from concrete bridge

Law enforcement officers are stationed in the project convoy.

Smith County construction projects updates:

FM 2493 Widening Project

  • Limits: From FM 2813 in Gresham south to FM 346 in Flint
  • Contractor: Highway 19 Construction, LLC
  • Cost: $14.5 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2022

Caution is advised as work gets underway with the contractor expected to start clearing right-of-way. Lane closures will be utilized as needed. The construction work zone speed limit is 45 mph. The project will widen FM 2493 from two lanes to a four-lane divided roadway with a flush median.

Legacy Trails – Hike and Bike Trail Development

· Limits: West Trail: Three Lakes Pkwy to FM 2813; East Trail: Three Lake Pkwy to Cumberland Rd

· Contractor: Reynolds & Kay, Ltd.

· Cost: $4.6 million

· Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2019

Work continues on the project landscaping as well as installation of signs and striping. The trail is closed to the public. The project consists of constructing 4.4 miles of hike and bike trails in Southwest Tyler, including parking lots, driveways, landscaping, pedestrian ramps, crosswalks and drainage structures along the 10-foot wide hike and bike trails.

Spur 248 Widening Project

· Limits: From 1.75 miles west of FM 848/Old Omen Road going east to SH 64 southeast of Tyler

· Contractor: Lonestar Equipment Company, Inc.

· Cost: $8.6 million

· Anticipated Completion Date: Spring 2019

Repair work continues on Spur 248 using daily lane closures. The project widens Spur 248 from two lanes to a four-lane divided roadway with a flush median.

Turn Lanes Project

· Limits: Various locations throughout Tyler

· Contractor: Lonestar Equipment Company, Inc.

· Cost: $2.4 million

· Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2019

Paving operations continue at Donnybrook using daily lane closures. The project is removing the existing medians to extend the turn lanes and adding right turn lanes to various intersections in Tyler. Work locations include US 69 at Cumberland Rd., Independence Pl., Rice Rd., South Town Dr., and South Donnybrook Ave., and Grande Blvd. at Old Jacksonville Highway.

FM 346 Bridge Replacement Project

· Limits: From FM 346 at Prairie Creek, south of Lake Tyler

· Contractor: Stateline Construction, LLC

· Cost: $2 million

· Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2019

No work is scheduled for the week. The work zone speed limit is 45 mph. The project is replacing the existing bridge with a wider structure.

CR 356 & CR 234 Bridge Replacement Project

· Limits: CR 356 at Simpson Creek, east of Winona; CR 234 at Mud Creek

· Contractor: Stateline Construction, LLC

· Cost: $800,000.00

· Anticipated Completion Date: Spring 2019

Cleanup activities continue at both locations. The roadways are closed at the bridges. The project is replacing the existing bridges with wider structures.

I-20 Ramp Improvement Project

  • Limits: From US 69 to Jim Hogg Road
  • Contractor: Longview Bridge and Road, Ltd.
  • Cost: $14.8 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2021

The contractor is performing retaining wall operations on I-20 and drainage work on Jim Hogg Road. The project is constructing frontage roads and improving ramps.

SH 31 Surfacing Project

  • Limits: From FM 850 to FM 757
  • Contractor: Drewery Construction Company, Inc.
  • Cost: $1.8 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2019

Drainage operations continue on this project that consists of placing the ¾” Permeable Friction Course (PFC) and replacing the guard rail near FM 2908.

FM 2661 Widening Project

  • Limits: From SH 31 to SH 64
  • Contractor: Longview Bridge & Road, Ltd.
  • Cost: $2.8 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2019

Pavement repair operations have been implemented on this project that’s widening the existing road and drainage improvements. Expect daily lane closures and a pilot car providing traffic control.

US 69 Overpass at FM 346

  • Limits: At FM 346
  • Contractor: Longview Bridge & Road, Ltd.
  • Cost: $16.7 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2020

Drainage improvement activities continue. The project consists of building a new US 69 Bridge over FM 346.

Landscaping in Lindale and Troup

  • Limits: US 69 in Lindale and on FM 13 and FM 1089 in Troup
  • Contractor: Tight Line Construction, LLC
  • Cost: $131,480.00
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Spring 2019

No work is scheduled on this project that consists of landscaping various locations in Lindale and Troup.

FM 2015 Widening Project

  • Limits: From I- 20 Westbound Frontage Road, north to CR 313
  • Contractor: Longview Bridge and Road, Ltd.
  • Cost: $3 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2019

Crews are conducting roadway widening operations. Expect daily lane closures with flaggers and a pilot car providing traffic control. The project includes roadway widening to construct a continuous left turn lane, and improving paving, drainage, striping, and signage.

Van Zandt County – Canton Maintenance crews plan to conduct base repairs on FM 1995 between FM 314 and the Smith County line. Fog sealing operations with Special Jobs move to FM 1651 between SH 198 and FM 47. Expect lane closures at both locations with flaggers providing traffic control.

Van Zandt County construction projects updates:

Loop 564 Overlay Project (New Project)

  • Limits: From US 69 north of Mineola to US 69 south of Mineola
  • Contractor: Reynolds and Kay, Ltd.
  • Cost: $5.77 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2019

The project consists of pavement repair, hot mix asphalt overlay, guardrail, and pavement markings. The contractors will be placing barricades. Daily lane shifts should be expected.

SH 64 Widening Project

· Limits: From FM 16 to FM 858

· Contractor: Big Creek Construction

· Cost: $9.6 million

· Anticipated Completion Date: Winter 2019

Widening operations are ongoing and include cement treating sub-grade and placing flex base. Expect delays due to daily lane closures. The project speed limit is 50 mph. This project consists of grading, structure work, striping, sign upgrades, and widening the roadway by adding shoulders and passing lanes in each direction.

SH 243 Widening Project

· Limits: From SH 198 east to SH 64 in Canton

· Contractor: Longview Bridge and Road, Ltd.

· Cost: $6.2 million

· Anticipated Completion Date: April 2019

Work on retaining walls, roadway widening, and driveways is ongoing on the south side of the road. Minor delayscan be expected but no lane closures are planned. The project is widening the roadway from two to four lanes witha flush median, curb and gutter, and storm drain.

FM 1256 Widening Project

· Limits: From FM 316 eastward to SH 19

· Contractor: Longview Bridge and Road, Ltd.

· Cost: $5.8 million

· Anticipated Completion Date: Early 2019

Stabilization and minor cleanup activities continue on this project. Periodic single lane closures are possible with flaggers providing traffic control. The project is widening and repaving the existing roadway and extending and improving drainage structures for safety.

FM 1652 Rehab Project

· Limits: From FM 17 to FM 1255

· Contractor: Highway 19 Construction, LLC

· Cost: $4.5 million

· Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2019

The project is winterized with no significant work planned until the roadway rehabilitation season starts in May. The project consists of roadway rehabilitation, widening, and extending and improving drainage structures for safety.

FM 1653 Rehab Project

· Limits: From SH 64 near Ben Wheeler, southwest to FM 858 at Martin Mills

· Contractor: Drewery Construction Company, Inc.

· Cost: $3.9 million

· Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2019

The project is winterized with no significant work planned until the roadway rehabilitation season starts in May. The5.5-mile project consists of roadway rehabilitation, widening, and extending and improving drainage structures for safety.

FM 1861 Rehab Project

· Limits: From SH 19 to FM 2339

· Contractor: A.L. Helmcamp, Inc.

· Cost: $2.4 million

· Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2019

The contractor is conducting final work activities. Periodic lane closures are possible with flaggers providing traffic control. The project consists of pavement rehabilitation, widening the existing roadway, and improving drainage structures for safety.

County Road Bridge Replacement Project

· Limits: CR 3415 at Giladon Creek; CR 1903 at Mill Creek Relief; CR 2142 at Caney Creek

· Contractor: B & E Construction, Inc.

  • Cost: $904,800.00

· Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2019

Work is being conducted on the CR 1903 Bridge at Mill Creek Relief as well as on the CR 3415 Bridge at Giladon Creek which is closed for the duration of construction. The project is replacing three countyroad bridges in Van Zandt County.

Wood County – Mineola Maintenance crews plan to conduct mill and inlay operations on SH 37 in Quitman. Expectlane closures with flaggers providing traffic control.

Wood County construction projects updates:

SH 182, etc., Safety Treating Project

· Limits: Various roadways with current work on FM 182 from FM 17 to SH 154

· Contractor: Highway 19 Construction, LLC

· Cost: $1.2 million

· Anticipated Completion Date: Spring 2019

Structure widening continues along with the installation of safety features on SH 182 and FM 1805. Expect minordelays due to periodic single lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control. The project consists of extending and improving drainage structures for safety.

I-20 Total Maintenance Contract

· Limits: Gregg, Smith and Van Zandt counties

· Contractor: Firemen Excavation

Routine maintenance activities are ongoing on I-20 with moving operations throughout the week:

- Debris Removal: Monday and Thursday from the inside lanes through all three counties

- Debris Removal: Tuesday and Friday from the outside lanes through all three counties

- Debris Removal: Frontage roads and ramps on Wednesday

- Guardrail Repairs: In all three counties

- Tree Removal: In Gregg County on I-20 eastbound near FM 3053

- Delineation Upgrades: On concrete barriers, guardrail and bridges in all three counties

- Barricade Repairs: Underway on dead end roadways in Smith and Van Zandt counties