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TxDOT Project Updates for the week of Nov. 2, 2015

Released by the Texas Department of Transportation:

Here's a look at work planned in the district during the Week of Nov. 2, 2015. These schedules are subject to change due to weather conditions,
equipment failure or other unforeseen issues.

Motorists can expect lane closures and delays on I-20 in Gregg and Smith counties during the week. On Monday, weather permitting, concrete repair
work will continue in the westbound outside lane at Mile Marker 567 to 566 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Law enforcement will be present in this work zone so slow down and pay attention.

Meanwhile in Gregg County, the I-20 mainlanes will experience delays
throughout the week as the contractor applies asphalt to both the eastbound and westbound lanes from SH 31
to the Harrison County Line. Motorists should expect delays and are encouraged to use alternate routes if possible. More information about this project can be found in the Gregg County section of this release.

Districtwide Seal Coat Operations are winding down with final striping being applied to various roadways
in Anderson, Cherokee, Rusk, Van Zandt, and Wood counties. Expect lane closures.

ANDERSON COUNTY –
Palestine crews plan to conduct blade work on FM 319, weather permitting. Motorists can expect lane closures and brief delays in the work locations.

Anderson County construction projects updates:

US 79 New Lane Construction


Limits: 1.6 miles southwest of Loop 256 in Palestine
south to .4 mile southwest of FM 645

Contractor: Longview Bridge and Road, Ltd., of Longview.

Cost: $42,740,365.19
The project is progressing with the contractor performing flex base on the south end of the job. Work
in the southbound lanes includes concrete paving south of FM 645 and surface mix. Sanderson Blvd. remains closed for the next few weeks with traffic detoured to Florence Street. Expect lane closures.

US 79 – Night Work Repairs

Limits: Loop 256 in Palestine southwest to 1.4 miles
southwest of FM 1990 (Tile Factory Road)

Contractor: Big Creek Construction of Hewitt, TX

Cost: $2,374,737.51
Work on this project is winding down with completion expected later this month.

SH 19 Widening in Anderson County

Limits: 3.6 miles north of FM 837 (Henderson Co. line)
south to .4 mile north of FM 321 at Montalba

Contractor: Big Creek Construction of Hewitt

Cost: $12,487,715.87
Work is ongoing to widen SH 19 in this area. Lane closures and delays are to be expected as flex base
and cement treat operations progress. Flaggers and a pilot car providing traffic control.

Off-System Bridge Replacement Project

Limits:
County Road (CR) 453 at Beaver Creek

Contractor: Highway
19 Construction of Sulphur Springs, Texas

Cost:
$256,312.87
CR 453 remains closed at Beaver Creek while the new bridge is built. Use
alternate routes to reach your destinations as the contractor conducts final inspections to close out the job later this month.

Off-System Bridge Replacement Project

Limits:
County Road (CR) 471 at Box Creek
Contractor:
Longview Bridge and Road, Ltd., of Longview
Cost:
$817,412.15
CR 471 at Box Creek is closed to through traffic as a new bridge is built.
Completion set for November.

CHEROKEE COUNTY –
Crews are performing widening activities on FM 1819. The roadway will be reduced to one lane with traffic control provided by flaggers.

TxDOT contractor, Striping Technology, Inc., will have a crew adding striping on roadways in Cherokee
County as part of the district-wide safety project to add centerline rumble strips. Expect lane closures.

FM 22 Widening Project

Limits:
From US 69 south of Jacksonville going SW to 1.5 miles west of FM 768 (Gallatin area)
Contractor:
Madden Contracting Company, LLC
Cost:
$7.7 million
No work is planned this week. This is a safety project designed to widen the roadway from 20’ to 24’
along a 4.2 mile section.

US 69 Widening and Resurfacing

Limits:
From Loop 456 in Jacksonville going south to just north of Loop 62 in Rusk
Contractor:
Madden Contracting Company, LLC
Cost:
$11 million
The contractor expects to start working in the median on this project to add 2’ edge treatment and resurfacing
the roadway.

US 69 Widening and Resurfacing

Limits:
From 0.028 mile south of FM 343 in Rusk southward to just north of SH 21 in Alto
Contractor:
Madden Contracting Company, LLC
Cost:
$9.3 million
No work is scheduled for this project at this time.

GREGG COUNTY – Longview
Maintenance continues work on I-20 to build an emergency crossover just west of the Sabine River Bridge.
Expect lane closures in the eastbound and westbound lanes and watch for flaggers directing traffic on this job. Crews will also continue
ditch work on FM 1844 before moving to George Richey Road/FM 2275 between White Oak Road/FM 3272 and Pine Tree Road/FM 1845. Maintenance activities such as pothole patching could also occur on various other roads around the county. Expect lane closures.

Gregg County construction projects updates:

I-20 Total Maintenance Contract

Limits:
Gregg, Smith and Van Zandt counties
Contractor:
Fireman Excavating
The contractor is preparing to lay hot mix asphalt on the eastbound and westbound mainlanes in Smith
County. Expect lane closures and delays during this work.

SH 31 Landscape Project

Limits:
0.3 miles north of FM 2205 (Grace Creek) to 0.2 miles south of U.S. 80 (Cotton) in Longview
Contractor:
South Texas Illuminations, LLC
Cost:
$281,249.70
Final work continues for this project which comes as a
result of the city winning one of 10 Governor’s Community Achievement Awards presented by Keep Texas Beautiful in partnership with TxDOT which allocates $2,000,000 a year as landscape incentives to competing communities based on population and efforts in litter
prevention and cleanup, public awareness, beautification and property improvement, solid waste management, illegal dumping and enforcement, and education. No traffic impacts.

FM 2275 George Richey Extension (Segments II & III)


Limits: McCann Road to US 259

Contractor: East Texas Bridge, Inc.

Cost: $12.8 million
This project is constructing a new roadway from McCann Road to US 259. Clearing
between Judson and Airline roads continues with excavation, embankment, bridge construction, subgrade treatment, storm drain and other work between McCann and Judson roads. The contractor recently began paving operations. While this is a new location project
that generally doesn’t impact traffic motorists should plan to take other routes to get around Airline Road which is closed through March 2016.

FM 449

Limits:
US 259 to FM 2751
Contractor:
Madden Contracting Company, LLC
This project consists of widening the road and adding shoulders. Contractor is installing safety end treatments on driveways and extending cross
culverts. Motorists are reminded to use caution and to expect some delays as construction ramps up.

Loop 281 at FM 2087 Overpass

Limits: SH 31 to approximately one mile south of SH
31

Contractor: Longview Bridge and Road, Ltd., of Longview.

Cost: $13.2 million
This project to build a new overpass is in Phase III of construction with
traffic moved off the existing loop onto the detours. Work on the bridge approaches is ongoing. Expect delays during the peak evening hours. Caution advised in detour areas.

SH 42

Limits: From SH 31 north to I-20

Contractor: Reynolds & Kay, Ltd.

Cost: $3.7 million
The contractor plans to start laying hot mix asphalt this week. The project
is constructing a left turn lane at Hillcrest Road along with storm drain and curb and gutter. Current work includes installing guardrail and other amenities. Project completion expected in late fall. Expect lane closures with flaggers directing traffic.

I-20 PFC Project

Limits:
SH 31E to the Harrison County line
Contractor: Madden
Contracting Company, LLC
Cost:
$5,584,277
Motorists should expect delays as the contractor applies asphalt to the I-20
mainlanes daily going both directions. Expect lane closures and delays during this work. Take alternate routes to avoid delays.

The project consists of applying a porous friction course (PFC) surface overlay,
shoulder texturing, and pavement markings as well as work on the I-20 on ramps.
Porous friction courses (PFC) consist of placing hot mix asphalt mixtures at the surface of a pavement structure in a thin layer to produce benefits for the traveling public such as safety,
economy and the environment.

Landscaping Project

Limits:
Intersection of SH 31 at SH 42
Limits:
Intersections of I-20 at Estes Parkway; and I-20 at Eastman Road
Contractor:
South Texas Illuminations, LLC
Cost:
$400,000
This is a landscaping project to enhance various intersections throughout Gregg and Rusk counties. Crews
are working at the intersections of SH 42 and SH 31, and I-20, Estes Pkwy and Eastman Road. The majority of the work is outside the travel lane in the median and should have little impact on traffic. The travelling public should be cautious of construction
vehicles entering and leaving the project sites.

HENDERSON COUNTY – Crews are addressing
maintenance issues on the eastbound inside lane of SH 31W at the Trinity River; and on the southbound outside shoulder of Loop 7 between SH 31 and FM 2495. Later in the week crews plan to head to FM 2709 to repair base failures, and to FM 316 to apply an overlay.

Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control.

Henderson County construction projects updates:

SH 31 Repair Project

Limits:
.09 miles west of FM 317 eastward to .34 miles west of FM 773
Contractor:
Big Creek Construction, Ltd., of Hewitt
Cost:
$3.6 million
Work to place a new overlay on this part of SH 31 should be finished later this month. The contractor is currently milling
the existing surface for replacement. Expect lane closures for the duration of the project.

US 175 Widening Project (Phase I)

Limits:
0.1 miles southeast of FM 804 near Baxter southeast to 1.1 miles east of Loop 60E at Larue
Contractor:
A.L. Helmcamp, Inc. and Big Creek Construction
Cost:
$39.2 million
The project expands US 175 from two lanes to a four-lane divided with a depressed median. A traffic switch now has eastbound
motorists driving on the new detour. Drivers should expect one lane carrying two-way traffic throughout the project limits as well as occasional day time lane closures. Drivers on adjacent county roads and FM 804 should anticipate a change in traffic flow
due to the detour now requiring two-way traffic on US 175. Dirt and drainage work around Loop 60E in Larue to near Baxter is ongoing. The speed limit in the construction zone has been set at 55 mph so slow down because traffic fines double when workers are
present. Phase I construction started April 6, 2015 and has an anticipated completion date in November 2018.

US 175 Widening Project (Phase II)

Limits:
1.1 miles east of Loop 60B to 0.85 mile east of FM 315
Contractor:
Sundt Construction, Inc.,
of San Antonio
Cost:
$37.8 million
Construction is underway on this Phase II project to expand US 175 from two lanes to a four-lane divided with a depressed
median. Drivers should anticipate two-way traffic throughout the project limits which stretch 3.4 miles ending just east of FM 315 in Poynor. The speed limit has been set at 55 mph.
A portion of this phase will be built on new location around the south side of Poynor. This like Phase I, is a
mobility project to add capacity and improve safety, and includes adding one lane in each direction. It is a two-year project.
FM 315/FM 1616 Widening Project

Limits:
From FM 314S to CS End at County Road 4325, 4224, etc.
Contractor:
Big Creek Construction, LTD, of Hewitt, Texas
Cost:
$3.07 million
Work is set to start this month to add shoulders on FM 315. Drivers should
anticipate two-way traffic throughout the project limits with daily lane closures starting October 19, 2015. Completion expected in summer 2016.
FM 316 Widening Project

Limits:
From FM 1256 south to FM 3080
Contractor:
Big Creek Construction, Ltd., of Hewitt
No work is planned this week on this widening project.

FM 317 Widening Project

Limits:
From FM 314 to FM 607

Contractor:
Big Creek Construction, Ltd., of Hewitt
Clean up activities continue on this project to widen FM 317 from FM 314
to FM 607. Expect lane closures.

Off-System Bridge Replacement Project

Limits:
Cardinal Drive at Little Duncan Creek in Murchison
Contractor:
Hartbeat Construction of Tyler
Cost:
$314,919.44
Cardinal Drive is closed to through traffic as a new bridge is built. Completion
set for late November.

RUSK COUNTY – Maintenance
crews are conducting edge repairs on FM 839 between FM 1798 and FM 1662.
Expect lanes closures with two-way traffic on one lane. Traffic control is provided by flaggers and a pilot car.

TxDOT contractor, Striping Technology, Inc., will have a crew adding striping
on various roadways in Rusk County as part of the district-wide safety project to add centerline rumble strips. Expect lane closures.

Rusk County construction projects updates:

FM 3135

Limits: County Road
222 to County Road 262
Contractor: Madden
Contracting Company, LLC
This project consists of widening the road and adding shoulders. Contractor will be installing safety end treatments on driveways and extending
cross culverts. Little impact to traffic at this time but motorists are reminded to use caution. There could be periodic delays as this job gets underway.

US 79 Repair Project Night Operations

Limits:
From FM 225 going north to the Traffic Star (intersection of US 79/SH 64/SH 43/US 259)
Contractor:
Madden Contracting Company
Cost:
$5.2 million
Daytime work continues with striping of the mainlanes. Expect lane closures and delays as
work is conducted Monday through Thursday. Watch for flaggers providing traffic control. The resurfacing project is expected to be completed this fall
providing motorists a smoother, safer ride.

SH 64 Widening Project

Limits: 0.173
miles west of BU 64E (N. Marshall St.) east to 0.2 miles west of U.S. 79 (Traffic Star)

Contractor: Lonestar
Equipment Company, Inc.

Cost:
$2.1 million
As this project moves toward completion, motorists should expect periodic delays on this job to widen
SH 64 through Henderson. Construction of the retaining wall and widening of the roadway continues adjacent to the travel lanes with no impacts to traffic. Use caution through this work zone.

The project started in August 2013 and consists of widening the existing two-lane roadway and constructing
a four-lane facility along with a continuous Left Turn Lane with the majority of work being performed outside the existing travel lanes.

SMITH COUNTY – Tyler
Maintenance crews are continuing ditch work on FM 1253; and edge repairs on FM 857. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control.

Elsewhere, a fog seal is being applied on FM 346 as part of the district-wide safety project to add
centerline rumble strips. Expect lane closures.

Smith County construction projects updates:

FM 1253 Widening Project

Limits:
From County Road 462 south, 1.3 miles north of FM 857 south to FM 1805
Contractor:
Longview Bridge and Road, Ltd., of Longview
Cost:
$7.5 million
This contract contains three project locations,
including the widening, sealing and resurfacing of FM 1253.
Currently, drainage work continues on FM 1253 from County Road
462 S, 1.3 miles north of FM 857 southward to FM 1805. Drainage work is also ongoing on FM 1804 from the Wood County line to US 69. Expect lane closures at both locations.

Loop 323 West Widening


Limits: Tyler’s
West Loop and SH 31

Contractor: Longview
Bridge and Road, Ltd., of Longview

Cost:
$12 million
Temporary detours remain in place as work on the retaining walls and the
new bridge continues. Motorists should use caution when traveling through this work zone as crews and heavy equipment are working close to the travel lanes. Expect lane closures. Motorists are encouraged to take alternate routes to avoid delays. The project
includes widening Loop 323 from SH 31 to Shaw Street. The speed limit on Loop 323 in the work zone has been reduced to 45 mph from SH 64 to Shaw Street.
Construction is in full swing with an expected completion date in early 2016.

Loop 323 Northeast Project

Limits:
From American Legion Road (@ the Loop 323 Extension to US 271) south to Commerce St.
Contractor:
Reynolds and Kay, LTD.
Cost:
$3.4 million
The final surface is being applied on this portion of Loop 323. The project
includes culvert extensions, base repair, level-up and placing an overlay. Expect lane closures. Completion expected later this winter.

SH 31E Widening Project

Limits: From
FM 757 to FM 2012

Contractor: Reynolds
& Kay, LTD

Cost: $7.8
million
The contractor is cleaning up after weekend rain. Shoulder closures continue
as excavation and embankment work continue on the north side of this project designed to add passing lanes for multiple sections of roadway in both the eastbound and westbound directions. Once the widening is complete, a seal coat and final surface will be
applied. A daily construction speed limit of 60 mph is in place when work is being performed on this 18-month job.

SH 31E Widening Project

Limits: From FM 850 to FM 757

Contractor: East Texas Bridge, Inc.

Cost: $3.4 million
Final inspections continue on this project to widen SH 31 east of Tyler includes
adding passing lanes for multiple sections of the roadway in both directions. The new passing lanes are open to traffic. Expect shoulder closures.

SH 64

Limits: from
Chapel Hill to Arp

Contractor: Drewery
Construction of Nacogdoches

Cost: $3.9
million
The hot mix surface work is ongoing. This job is adding passing lanes between
FM 2607 and Arp. Motorists are urged to use extra caution and expect lane closures when traveling through this area.

VAN ZANDT COUNTY – Overlay
operations continue on US 80 from FM 857 at Grand Saline to FM 1255 at Silver Lake. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control.

Van Zandt County construction projects updates:

SH 64 Widening Project

Limits:
From FM 858 near Ben Wheeler to FM 314
Contractor:
A.L. Helmcamp, Inc., of Buffalo
Cost:
$7.4 million
Expect daily lane closures as final hot mix surface and striping are applied
to the roadway prior to opening the newly completed shoulders and passing lanes to traffic. This project to improve safety and mobility on SH 64 began in December 2012 and has an expected completion date of December 2015.

SH 198 Widening Project

Limits:
from SH 243 in Canton southwest to 0.4 miles northeast of FM 316 near Phalba
Contractor:
Big Creek Construction, Ltd., of Waco
Cost:
$5 million
Work continues to extend the structures on the east side of the roadway.
Expect lane closures.

FM 314 Widening Project

Limits: from
I-20 to the Van Zandt/Henderson County line

Contractor: A.L.
Helmcamp, Inc., of Buffalo

Cost:
$11.9 million
Erosion
control activities continue south of Edom. Expect lane closures.

I-20 Project

Limits:
From 1.6 miles east of FM 16 to 2.9 miles east of FM 314
Contractor:
APAC-Texas, Inc.
Cost:
$2.4 million
Clean up and repair activities continue in both the eastbound and westbound lanes. Expect daily lane
closures. No project work occurs on Friday’s.

Purtis Creek State Park Road Improvements Project

Limits:
Within Purtis Creek State Park to just off FM 316
·
Contractor:
Construction Companies Group, LLC

Cost:
$90,549.00
Rehab work continues on this project to upgrade Park Road which runs .573 miles inside the park. It
should take about a month to complete.

WOOD COUNTY – Crews
in Mineola will have West Loop 564 near US 80 reduced to one lane while a hot mix overlay is applied. To avoid impacting school traffic, the work will begin after school starts and before it ends. Expect lane closures with flaggers conducting traffic control.

Wood County construction projects updates:

SH 37 Roadway Repair

Limits:
from FM 2088 in Quitman to 0.4 miles south of FM 515 in Winnsboro
Contractor:
Longview Bridge and Road, Ltd., of Longview
Cost:
$7.7 million
The contractor is conducting striping and cleanup work from 0.4 miles south
of FM 515 in Winnsboro southward to FM 2088. Expect lane closures.

FM 2869 Project

Limits:
From FM 852, south of Winnsboro going south to FM 2088
Contractor:
Longview Bridge and Road, Ltd., of Longview
A hot mix surface is being applied to the travel lanes within the project
limits. Expect lane closures.

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