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TxDOT project updates for the week of Nov. 9, 2015

Here's a look at work planned in the district during the Week of Nov. 9, 2015. These schedules are subject to change due to weather conditions, equipment failure or other unforeseen issues.

Districtwide Seal Coat Operations are wrapping up 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 continue blade work on FM 319. 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.

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 are providing traffic control.

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.

Off-System Bridge Replacement Project

Limits: County
Road (CR) 4801 at Indian Creek
Contractor: Longview
Bridge and Road, Ltd., of Longview
Cost: $817,412.15

CR 4801 at Indian Creek is closed to through traffic until further notice while a new bridge is constructed.

CHEROKEE COUNTY – Crews
in Jacksonville and Rusk plan to perform routine maintenance activities, including patching potholes, debris removal, etc., on roadways throughout the county. Lane closures are possible in areas where work is being conducted.

TxDOT contractor, Striping Technology, Inc., will have a crew adding striping and buttons 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 currently scheduled for this project.

GREGG COUNTY – Crews
plan to conduct mill and inlay work with hot mix on US 271 between the Smith/Gregg county line and Loop 485 in Gladewater. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control.

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 during the day as the contractor applies asphalt to the I-20 mainlanes going
both directions. Expect lane closures. Alternate routes are recommended when possible.

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 Projects

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
plan to overlay patches on FM 316 as well as conduct base repairs on FM 2709. 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 amobility
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. 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.

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 plan to continue 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 and buttons 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.

FM 95

Limits: FM
1798 to SH 315
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. Traffic can expect some delay. Motorists are reminded to use caution in this and all work zones.

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 plan to conduct work on various roadways. One crew will be maintaining ditches on SH 64 at the SH 135 intersection Monday; on SH 110S just north of Mud Creek on Tuesday; and on FM 16 just west of Lindale on Thursday. A second crew will conduct
shoulder work on FM 1253 using heavy equipment on Monday and Tuesday. This crew will start a new mill and inlay job on Thursday at the intersection of SH 110 and Grande. On Friday, the job moves to the northbound lanes of US 69N just south of the county line.
Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control at all locations.

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, drainage and the new bridge continues.
Drainage work later in the week could require temporarily closing Bellwood East. 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

Work to place the final surface continues 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 are ongoing 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

Crews anticipate conducting hot mix surface work. 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 – Crews
continue overlay operations 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 the eastbound 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

The contractor is performing cleanup work 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 plan to return to West Loop 564 near US 80 for hot mix overlay operations that require reducing the roadway to one lane. To avoid impacting school traffic, work starts after school is in session with plans to conclude each day before classes end.
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 doing cleanup work from 0.4 miles south of FM 515 in Winnsboro southward to FM 2088. No
lane closures expected.

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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