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Construction projects for the week of July 4

Released by the Texas Department of Transportation: 

TYLER – Here's a look at work planned in the district during the Week of July 4, 2016. These schedules are subject to change due to weather conditions, equipment failure or other unforeseen issues.

NOTE: All TxDOT offices will be closed Monday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day resuming normal business at 8 a.m., Tuesday.

ANDERSON COUNTY – Palestine Maintenance and the Special Jobs Crew working to finish seal coat operations on FM 837 at Brushy Creek between SH 155 and FM 315. Expect lane closures during this moving operation with flaggers and a pilot car 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

•       Anticipated Completion Date: End of 2016

Work currently centers on the area from CR 2205 to just south of FM 645. The contractor is working on detours in the area of FM 645 at Tucker. This project expands a 5.3 mile section of US 79 from two lanes to a four-lane divided highway with a continuous left turn lane and a depressed median. Work started in November 2012.

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

Utility work continues along the right of way where this roadway is being widened. 

Off-System Bridge Replacement Project

Limits: County Road (CR) 471 at Box Creek; CR 4801 at Indian Creek; CR 1231 at Stills Creek

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

Cost: $817,412.15

County Road 1231 at Stills Creek is closed to traffic for this bridge replacement project. Detours are in place. The new bridges at Box Creek and Indian Creek are open to traffic with the contractor continuing closeout activities.                                             

CHEROKEE COUNTY – Jacksonville and Rusk crews resume base repair work this week. In Jacksonville, work continues on FM 2274; in Rusk, it’s back to FM 343 east of US 69 and SH 21W at the Neches River. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control. 

Cherokee County construction projects updates:

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

Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2016

The contractor anticipates placing guardrail on this project to widen US 69 by adding 2’ edge treatment and resurface the road. Expect lane closures.

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

Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2016

This week’s work includes backfilling structures and possibly starting seal coat operations on this project to widen and resurface US 69. Expect lane closures.

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

Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2016

The contractor is placing the permanent striping on this project to widen and resurface this portion of US 69.

US 79 Repairs and Resurfacing Project

Limits: From SH 204 to Mud Creek

Contractor: Reynolds & Kay

Cost: $5.7 million

Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2017

Construction of the temporary detour on the eastbound shoulder is planned for this project to repair and resurface US 79. Expect lane closures.

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

Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2016

The contractor is set to start seal coat operations on FM 23. Expect lane closures. Meanwhile, work to place the final surface on FM 22 is scheduled to begin. These are safety projects designed to widen the roadways from 20’ to 24’ along a 4.2-mile section.

GREGG COUNTY – Longview Maintenance plans to conduct base repairs on SH 135 from the Traffic Circle to Watson Street in Kilgore. Expect closures with the travel lanes reduced and flaggers directing traffic.

Gregg County construction projects updates:

FM 2275 George Richey Extension (Segment I)

Limits: McCann Road west to SH 300 (Gilmer Road)

Contractor: East Texas Bridge, Inc.

Cost: $12.4 million

Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2017

McCann Road remains closed as the contractor builds tie-ins to the new intersection. The closure runs from just north of Graystone Road to about 200 feet north of the new road. No through traffic is allowed at this location but northbound and southbound traffic does have access on McCann Road north of the intersection. Residents can travel southward from FM 1844 to the new George Richey Road but cannot cross. Motorists are encouraged to take alternate routes to avoid delays. Meanwhile, the contractor is hauling embankment as utility relocation and clearing of right of way activities continue on this new roadway construction to connect Gilmer and McCann roads.

This Segment I project includes constructing two bridges and a four-lane roadway with center left turn lanes from McCann Road to SH 300/Gilmer Road. Excavation, embankment, bridge construction, subgrade treatment, storm drains, hot mix asphalt, curb and gutter and sidewalk are all part of the new construction.

FM 2275 George Richey Extension (Segments II & III)

•       Limits: McCann Road to US 259

•       Contractor: East Texas Bridge, Inc.

•       Cost: $12.8 million

•       Anticipated Completion Date: Late Summer 2016

The outside southbound lane of Judson Road remains closed as the contractor makes tie-ins to the new FM 2275. Paving operations continue along with construction of curb and gutter, and sidewalk, between US 259 and McCann Road. Between Judson and US 259, construction continues with hot mix asphalt, curb and gutter, sidewalk and storm drain work. This project is constructing a new roadway from McCann Road to US 259. Motorists must use other routes to get around Airline Road which remains closed through July 2016.

FM 449

Limits: US 259 to FM 2751

Contractor: Madden Contracting Company, LLC

Cost: $607,133.00

Anticipated Completion Date: Late Summer 2016

No work is scheduled on this project where the contractor is widening the road two feet on each side and applying an overlay.

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

•       Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2016

This project is building a new overpass over the railroad crossing. The contractor continues construction on the concrete paving at the south end of the bridge and at the new SH 31 intersection. Expect delays during the peak evening hours.

HENDERSON COUNTY – Athens Maintenance, along with the Special Jobs Crew, resumes mill and inlay operations on Business (BU) 19 from the Downtown Square going north to Loop 7; then moving to BU 31 from US 175 westward to Loop 7. Expect lane closures at each location with flaggers directing traffic.

Henderson County construction projects updates:

FM 317 Repair Project

Limits: At Athens Fish and Game Lake Dam

Contractor: Fritcher Construction

Cost: $446,216.00

Anticipated Completion Date: Late Summer 2016

Work to repair this roadway started in May and continues on schedule. The road closed in March 2015 due to a flood-related washout about three miles east of SH 31. Repairs are expected to be completed later this summer, weather permitting. The plans for the permanent repairs have been coordinated with the Corp of Engineers and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).

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

Anticipated Completion Date: November 2018

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.

US 175 Widening Project (Phase II)

Limits: 1.1 miles east of Loop 60B at LaRue to 0.85 mile east of FM 315 at Poynor

Contractor: Sundt Construction, Inc., of San Antonio

Cost: $37.8 million

Anticipated Completion Date: Late Summer 2017

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 remains open with access 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.

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

Anticipated Completion Date: May 2019

Contractor will begin box culvert installations next week west of County Road (CR) 303. Traffic will be shifted onto the existing southbound shoulder from approximately 0.5 of a mile west of CR 301 to 0.5 of a mile east of CR 301 to accommodate drainage work. Other ongoing work includes clearing right of way from CR 4236 to the Poynor city limits. This project is expanding US 175 from two lanes to a four-lane divided highway with a depressed median. Expect daily lane closures.

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

Anticipated Completion Date: Late Summer 2016

The construction widening project is ongoing with work to extend the cross structures. One-way traffic can be expected 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.

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

Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2016

All westbound lanes are now open to traffic as the contractor continues to seal the bridge deck joints along with applying permanent striping on the Trinity River Bridge which necessitates daily lane closures starting Tuesday, July 5. Daily closures of the eastbound lanes is also required at the Cedar Creek Bridge where work to repair cracks on the bridge deck is ongoing. 

RUSK COUNTY – Henderson Maintenance plans to move its base repair work to FM 2658 between SH 43 and FM 1251. Expect the roadway to be reduced to one lane carrying two-way traffic with flaggers.

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

Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2016

No work is planned on this 10.13-mile project that includes base repair work, mill and inlay of the asphalt surface, placing a 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

Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2017

The contractor continues widening operations on this portion 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 pavement and adding a center left turn lane resulting in a new asphalt surface when the job is completed.

FM 3135

Limits: 1.9 miles NE of US 79 (W of CR 222) north to 1.7 miles SW of FM 1251 (CR 262)

Contractor: Madden Contracting Company, LLC

Cost: $2 million

Anticipated Completion Date: Late summer 2016

No work is planned this week. The project consists of widening the pavement and installing milled centerline rumble strips on this three-mile section of roadway.

FM 95

Limits: FM 1798 to SH 315

Contractor: Madden Contracting Company, LLC

Cost: $2.5 million

Anticipated Completion Date: Late summer 2016

No activity planned for this job that is widening a four-mile section of the road and adding shoulders.

FM 1798 Overlay Project

Limits: From US 259 to FM 225

Contractor: Madden Contracting Company, LLC

Cost: $1.8 million

Anticipated Completion Date: Late summer 2016

No work planned for this project that consists of placing an asphalt overlay on the roadway.

SMITH COUNTY – Tyler Maintenance plans to conduct edge work on FM 1253 north of FM 16. Other work includes ditch maintenance on roads around the county starting Tuesday on US 69N. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control,

Smith County construction projects updates:

Loop 323 West Widening at UPRR Underpass

•       Limits: Tyler’s West Loop and SH 31

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

•       Cost: $12 million

•       Anticipated Completion Date: Winter 2016

The contractor is reconstructing the existing northbound lanes as well as conducting work on the new railroad bridge and Bellwood Road West. A temporary detour is in place. 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.

SH 31E Widening Project

•       Limits: From FM 757 to FM 2012

•       Contractor: Reynolds & Kay, LTD

•       Cost: $7.8 million

•       Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2017

Work continues 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.

SH 64

•       Limits: from Chapel Hill to Arp

•       Contractor: Drewery Construction of Nacogdoches

•       Cost: $3.9 million

•       Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2016

Drainage work continues on this project to add passing lanes between FM 2607 and Arp. Expect lane closures.

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

Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2016

No work or lane closures planned for FM 1253 or FM 1804. Drainage work continues on FM 2015. Expect lane closures. This contract consists of widening, sealing and resurfacing all three roadways.

Spur 164 Bridge Project

Limits: From just south of the railroad tracks at Indian Creek in Tyler

Contractor: L.C. Jordan and Sons of Lufkin

Cost: $324,059.81

Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2016

Work continues to replace the box culvert at this location. The roadway will remain closed to through traffic with an anticipated opening during the week of July 11. Motorists must use alternate routes to reach their destinations during this project.                       

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: Summer 2018

Culvert work, pavement repairs and level-up on shoulders continue in preparation of moving traffic. The contractor also resumes clearing right of way for the start of drainage work. The speed limit has been reduced to 55 mph during construction. Expect lane closures. This project will widen Spur 248 from two lanes to a four-lane divided roadway with flush median.  

County Road Bridge Replacement Projects

·       Limits: CR 4129 at Mud Creek near Lindale; CR 3104 at Prairie Creek north of FM 1252 near Winona; and CR 2138 at Blackhawk Creek south of Whitehouse

·       Contractor: Pierce Construction

·       Cost: $947,000.00

·       Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2017

County Roads (CR) 3104 and CR 4129 are currently closed as work to build new bridges and approaches gets underway. The contractor is placing drill shafts on both CR 4129 and CR 3104 this week. Each road will be closed for about six months.

US 271 Repairs and Resurfacing Project

Limits: From FM 2015 southward to Oakwood Street/Spur 147 in Tyler

Contractor: Reynolds & Kay

Cost: $4.3 million

Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2016

US 271 from Oakwood Street to Spur 147 is tentatively scheduled to close July 21-24 for pavement repairs on this 4.5-mile project to repair and resurface the roadway.

I-20 Resurfacing Project

Limits: Eastbound lanes from FM 14 eastward to US 271

Contractor: Clark Construction

Cost: $2 million

Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2016

Work is underway with the contractor conducting pavement repairs and edge work on this project to resurface a 4.8-mile stretch of I-20. Expect lane closures. 

VAN ZANDT COUNTY – Canton crews plan to conduct base repairs on FM 1861 between FM 2339 and SH 19. Expect lane closures with flaggers directing traffic through the work zone.

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 nearing completion with the contractor working on final closeout 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

Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2016

Work continues to extend the cross structures along this roadway as does backfilling of pavement edges on this widening project. Expect lane closures.

FM 316 Widening Project

Limits: From FM 1256 south to FM 3080

Contractor: Big Creek Construction, Ltd., of Hewitt

Cost: $255,474.00

Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2016

The contractor continues to backfill around structures and pavement edges on this widening project which also includes installing safety end treatments and advance warning signs. 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

•       Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2018

Expect lane closures as the contractor continues work to extend structures and install driveway pipe between SH 64 and I-20. The contract also includes rehabbing the road between FM 279 and SH 64.

FM 279 Resurfacing Project

•       Limits: from FM 858 in Ben Wheeler east to FM 314 in Edom

•       Contractor: APAC – Texas

•       Cost: $2.3 million

•       Anticipated Completion Date: Later this summer

The contractor is performing cleanup activities on this roadway between Edom and Ben Wheeler. No lane closures planned.

FM 1256

•       Limits: from FM 316 eastward to SH 19

•       Contractor: Longview Bridge and Road, Ltd.

•       Cost: $5.8 million

•       Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2018

The contractor plans to install storm water control measures and extend structures as work gets underway to widen this almost 8 mile stretch of roadway. Expect lane closures.

WOOD COUNTY – Mineola Maintenance plans to perform edge repairs on FM 49 as well as ditch maintenance on FM 1801 and 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 Removal: Thursday from the inside lane through all three counties

-        Debris Removal: Friday from the outside lane through all three counties

-        Mowing: Wednesday – Friday in Van Zandt County moving eastward

-        Striping Activities: Wednesday in Van Zandt County going east; Thursday in Smith County

No lane closures planned but that is subject to change.

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