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Construction projects for the week of May 9

Released by The Department of Transportation:

TYLER – Here's a look at work planned in the district during the Week of May 9, 2016. These schedules are subject to change due to weather conditions, equipment failure or other unforeseen issues.

FM 1804 remains closed along the Smith/Wood County line due to flooding. Crews anticipate water possibly receding over the weekend but more rain could keep the roadway closed longer. Remember to use caution and never drive through areas where water is covering the road. #TurnAroundDontDrown.

Spur 164 in Tyler is closed just south of the railroad tracks for replacement of a damaged box culvert. Motorists must use alternate routes to reach their destinations during this work which will take about three months to complete.

In Henderson County, Fritcher Construction plans to start work Monday, May 9, to repair FM 317 in Athens. The road remains closed with traffic detoured. A washout occurred three miles east of SH 31. Repairs totaling $466,216.00 should take about three months to complete, weather permitting. This job is being coordinated with the Corp of Engineers and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).

ANDERSON COUNTY – Palestine Maintenance plans to continue work on SL 127 which remains closed for repairs following recent storms. This work is being conducted with barricades as traffic control. Crews also plan to repair right of way damage sustained during the storms. This work will take place around the county.  Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control.

Anderson County construction projects updates:

US 79 New Lane Construction Project

•      Limits: 1.6 miles southwest of Loop 256 in Palestine south to the Trinity River

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

•      Cost: $42.7 million

Concrete paving operations continue at FM 645. Crews will be laying hot mix asphalt in the northbound travel lanes in the curb and gutter sections. This work will require traffic to be shifted during the day. This project expands a 5.3 mile section of US 79 (from 1.6 miles southwest of Loop 256 to just past FM 645) from two lanes to a four-lane divided with a depressed median. The contractor started work on this project in November 2012 with completion expected at the end of this year.

SH 19 Widening

  • 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: $12.5 million

The contractor is laying hot mix asphalt level up throughout the entire length of the project. Expect lane closures.

Off-System Bridge Replacement Project

  • Limits: County Road (CR) 471 at Box Creek and County Road (CR) 4801 at Indian Creek
  • Contractor: Longview Bridge and Road, Ltd., of Longview
  • Cost: $817,412.15

The new bridge at Box Creek is open to traffic as the contractor conducts close out activities on this project. CR 4801 at Indian Creek is also open to traffic as the contractor conducts close out activities.                                             

CHEROKEE COUNTY – Jacksonville and Rusk Maintenance crews plan to do level up work on SH 204 between US 84 and the Nacogdoches County line. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control. 

Cherokee County construction projects updates:

FM 22 and FM 23 Widening Project

  • Limits: From US 69 south of Jacksonville going SW to 1.5 miles west of FM 768 (Gallatin area); FM 23 from FM 343 to FM 1857
  • Contractor: Madden Contracting Company, LLC
  • Cost: $8.5 million

Drainage work continues on the FM 23 project. Expect lane closures. No work is planned on FM 22. These are safety projects designed to widen the roadways 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

Pavement repairs and placing permanent vegetation continues on this project to widen US 69 by adding 2’ edge treatment and resurfacing it.

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 planned for this project to widen and resurface US 69.

US 69 Widening and Resurfacing

  • Limits: From .37 miles north of FM 344 to .02 miles north of FM 347
  • Contractor: Madden Contracting Company, LLC
  • Cost: $5.6 million

The contractor is placing mow strip for guardrail on this job to widen and resurface the roadway. No lane closures planned.

GREGG COUNTY – Longview Maintenance plans to conduct square patching operations at several locations over the next few weeks including: US 259 from near FM 2208 to Loop 281; Spur 502 from Loop 281 to H.G. Moseley Parkway; SH 300 from Loop 281 to Hawkins Parkway; and Loop 281 from FM 1845 to US 80. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control.

Gregg County construction projects updates:

FM 2275 George Richey Extension (Segments II & III)

•      Limits: McCann Road to US 259

•      Contractor: East Texas Bridge, Inc.

•      Cost: $12.8 million

The outside southbound lane of Judson Road will remain closed as the contractor ties it in to the new FM 2275. Paving operations continue along with construction of curb and gutter, and sidewalk, between US 259 and McCann Road. 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. This is a new location job requiring motorists to use other routes to get around Airline Road which is closed through April 2016.

FM 2275 George Richey Extension (Segments I)

  • Limits: McCann Road west to SH 300 (Gilmer Road)
  • Contractor: East Texas Bridge, Inc.
  • Cost: $12.4 million

Work to relocate utilities and clear right of way continue with no impact to traffic on this new roadway construction to connect Gilmer and McCann roads. When completed, it will have two lanes in each direction with a continuous left turn lane. Excavation, embankment, bridge construction, subgrade treatment, storm drains, hot mix asphalt, curb and gutter and sidewalk are all part of the new construction.

FM 449

  • Limits: US 259 to FM 2751
  • Contractor: Madden Contracting Company, LLC

No work scheduled on this project where the contractor is widening the road two feet on each side and applying an over. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control.  

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. Current work is on the turn around and extension of FM 2087 under the bridge. Expect delays during the peak evening hours. Caution advised in detour areas.

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: $400,000.00

Various maintenance activities expected to be completed on this landscaping project designed to enhance several intersections throughout Gregg and Rusk counties. Crews are working at the intersections of SH 42 and SH 31, and I-20, Estes Parkway and Eastman Road. When work does occur, the majority is outside the travel lane in the median and should have little impact on traffic.

HENDERSON COUNTY – Athens Maintenance plans to perform base repair work on SH 31 west of Chandler with westbound traffic reduced to one lane. A second crew plans to make pavement repairs on FM 2010 at various locations between FM 315 and FM 279. 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

The contractor continues to address seeding and vegetation on this project that consists of milling the existing surface and placing a new overlay on the roadway. Work should be completed soon.

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 eastern portion of Loop 60 is closed through July for construction of the new westbound mainlanes on this project that expands US 175 from two lanes to a four-lane divided with a depressed median. 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

The contractor continues dirt work around FM 315 south of Poynor as well as drainage work throughout the project.As part of the new highway construction, a short stretch of CR 4401 has been permanently closed from the intersection of US 175’s new eastbound lanes to the new right of way. The rest of CR 4401 will remain open and can be accessed from CR 4345/Camp Road.

This Phase II project will 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 4.7 miles ending just east of FM 315 in Poynor. The speed limit has been set at 55 mph. A portion of this phase is being 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.

US 175 Widening Project (Phase III)

  • Limits: 0.85 miles east of FM 315 in Poynor, southeast to .5 miles NW of SH 155 at Frankston
  • Contractor: A.L. Helmcamp, Inc.
  • Cost: $27.6 million

This project to expand US 175 from two lanes to a four-lane divided highway with a depressed median is underway with the barricades in place. The contractor plans to clear right of way from Poynor to County Road 303 on the north side of US 175. Other work getting started includes the installation of drainage structures near CR 303; and shoulder work on eastbound US 175 in preparation for a traffic shift between CR 303 and Frankston.

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

On FM 1616, work continues to extend the cross structures. Drivers should anticipate one-way traffic throughout the project limits with daily lane closures. FM 1616 is expected to be completed this summer. Final work is being performed on FM 315 which has an anticipated completion in mid-summer.

SH 31 Bridge Painting Project – Westbound at Trinity River/Eastbound at Cedar Creek

  • Limits: From just east of Cedar Creek to just west of the Trinity River
  • Contractor: Olympus Painting Contractors Inc., of Clearwater, Florida
  • Cost: $2.3 million

Work to clean and paint the existing steel structure over the Trinity River continues. Work under the Cedar Creek Bridge is expected to start soon. Project completion set for July.

FM 316 Widening Project

  • Limits: From FM 1256 south to FM 3080
  • Contractor: Big Creek Construction, Ltd., of Hewitt

No work is scheduled for this widening project.

RUSK COUNTY – Henderson Maintenance plans to return to FM 2658 to conduct base repair work between SH 43 and FM 1251. Edge maintenance is expected to be conducted on FM 2012 between FM 918 and SH 42, and on SH 135 between SH 42 and FM 3053. Expect lane closures at all locations with flaggers and pilot vehicles guiding traffic through the work zones.

Rusk County construction projects updates:

US 259 South Project 

  • Limits: Southbound lanes from 0.4 miles S of US 79 in Henderson south to 0.4 miles N of FM 1798
  • Contractor: Madden Contracting Company, LLC
  • Cost: $5.7 million

Contractor expects to place a seal coat on crossovers and the left turn lanes of US 259. This 10.13-mile project consists of base repairs, mill and inlay of asphalt surface, PFC overlay, and upgrading pavement markings.

US 79 South Project

  • Limits: From Loop 571 in Henderson going southwest for 3.0 miles to FM 839
  • Contractor: Drewery Construction Co., Inc.
  • Cost:  $6.7 million

The contractor is widening structures and laying asphalt on the shoulders of US 79. Expect lane closures and delays with one-way traffic control.  Flaggers and a pilot car will guide traffic through the work zone. Work continues to place embankment on the widened edges. The posted speed limit has been reduced to 60 mph throughout this work zone and is being enforced by DPS. The project includes widening the existing paving and adding a center left turn lane resulting in a new asphalt surface when the job is completed.

FM 3135

  • Limits: County Road 222 to County Road 262
  • Contractor: Madden Contracting Company, LLC

As work resumes on this job to add shoulders and widen the road the contractor plans to install centerline rumble strips. This work should take a day to complete, weather permitting. Expect traffic to be reduced to one-lane carrying two-way traffic. Flaggers and a pilot car will move traffic through the work zone. 

FM 95

  • Limits: FM 1798 to SH 315
  • Contractor: Madden Contracting Company, LLC

The contractor is placing centerline rumble strips on this roadway which should take about a day to complete, weather permitting. The project consists of widening the road and adding shoulders. Expect traffic to be reduced to one-lane carrying two-way traffic. Flaggers and a pilot car will move traffic through the work zone. 

Landscaping Projects

  • Limits: SH 64 and US 79
  • Contractor: South Texas Illuminations, LLC
  • Cost: $400,000.00

No work is scheduled on this landscaping project designed to enhance various locations in Rusk County (in conjunction with the contract in Gregg County.) Crews are working on SH 64 and Loop 571. The majority of the work is in the median and should have little impact on traffic. The traveling public should be cautious of construction vehicles entering and leaving the project sites.

FM 1798 Overlay Project

  • Limits: From US 259 to FM 225
  • Contractor: Madden Contracting Company, LLC
  • Cost: $1.8 million

This project consists of placing an asphalt overlay on the roadway. The contractor plans to set up sediment control and install silt fencing. Expect lane closures and delays with workers near the edge of the road.

SMITH COUNTY – Tyler Maintenance plans to conduct base repair work on Southeast Loop 323. A second crew expects to continue ditch maintenance on roads around the county. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control.

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; FM 1804 from Wood County line to US 69; FM 2015 from CR 313 to FM 16
  • Contractor: Longview Bridge and Road, Ltd., of Longview
  • Cost: $7.5 million

Mailboxes are being installed on FM 1253 and FM 1804 with no lane closures planned. Drainage work resumes on FM 2015. Expect lane closures. This contract consists of widening, sealing and resurfacing all three roadways.

Loop 323 West Widening

•      Limits: Tylers West Loop and SH 31

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

•      Cost: $12 million

Work continues on the southbound sidewalk, and on subgrade work at Old Chandler. Meanwhile, the temporary detours remain in place, and motorists are encouraged to AVOID making left turns from the loop within the project limits of this work zone. Caution advised as crews using heavy equipment also work close to the travel lanes which have been altered for the project. Alternate routes are encouraged to avoid possible 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.

Loop 323 Northeast Project

  • Limits: From American Legion Road (at the Loop 323 Extension to US 271) south to Commerce St.
  • Contractor:  Reynolds and Kay, LTD.
  • Cost: $3.4 million

Cleanup efforts continue on this Loop 323 project which includes culvert extensions, base repair, level-up and placing an overlay.

SH 31E Widening Project

•      Limits: From FM 757 to FM 2012

•      Contractor: Reynolds & Kay, LTD

•      Cost: $7.8 million

Work is ongoing on the eastbound passing lanes. Crews are also placing driveway pipe on the westbound lanes. Expect lane closures on 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 64

•      Limits: from Chapel Hill to Arp

•      Contractor: Drewery Construction of Nacogdoches

•      Cost: $3.9 million

No work is planned for this project to add passing lanes between FM 2607 and Arp. Caution advised when traveling through this work zone. Expect lane closures.

VAN ZANDT COUNTY – Canton crews plan to continue mill and inlay operations on US 80 in Grand Saline from city limit to city limit. The fog sealing operations move to the I-20 service roads, and patching activities are planned on roads around the county. Expect lane closures at all work locations 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

This job is winding down with the contractor working on final activities. The newly added passing lanes are open to traffic and the project is expected to be completed soon. The project will improve safety and mobility for traffic on SH 64. 

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 to extend the cross structures resumes on the east side of the road. 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

Expect lane closures as the contractor conducts activities to extend structures and install driveway pipe north of SH 64 and I-20. The contractor is also rehabbing the road between FM 279 and SH 64.

FM 279 Resurfacing Project

•      Limits: from Ben Wheeler to Edom

•      Contractor: APAC – Texas

Contractor plans to perform hot mix surface work for the roadway and driveways in Downtown Edom, and Ben Wheeler. Expect lane closures.

WOOD COUNTY – Mineola Maintenance plans to continue overlay work at several locations including FM 69 north of FM 515; FM 779 west of FM 17; and on FM 17 south of FM 779. Base repair work is planned on FM 2966 north of FM 515. Expect lane closures with flaggers directing traffic.

I-20 Total Maintenance Contract

  • Limits: Gregg, Smith and Van Zandt counties
  • Contractor: Fireman Excavating

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

-       Debris removed Monday and Thursday from the inside lane through all three counties

-       Debris removed Tuesday and Friday from the outside lane

-       Herbicide operations continue daily and will be conducted around each of the three counties.

-       Sign crews conducting sign maintenance in the three counties

-       Luminaire maintenance being performed in Gregg County

No lane closures planned this week but that could change so motorists should remain alert during I-20 travels. 

Wood County construction projects updates:

FM 2869 Project

  • Limits: From FM 852, south of Winnsboro going South to FM 2088
  • Contractor: Longview Bridge and Road, Ltd., of Longview

Cleanup activities continue throughout the project limits. No lane closures planned.

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