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Roadwork in East Texas the week of Sept. 19

Released by the Texas Department of Transportation:

TYLER – Here's a look at work planned in the district during the Week of Sept. 19, 2016. These schedules are subject to change due to weather conditions, equipment failure or other unforeseen issues. Slow down and pay attention when traveling through work zones.

Motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes to avoid delays during night time work on the US 259 North Project in Henderson that kicks off at 7 p.m. Sunday, September 18. The contractor will be conducting paving work through the night. The contractor will be conducting paving work through the night on Monday and Tuesday nights as well.Lane closures should be expected. Additional information about the project is available in the Rusk County section of this release.

Districtwide seal coat operations work starts on US 69 Monday from the Wood County line moving southeast to north of Lindale in Smith County. On Tuesday, work will be conducted on FM 346 from FM 344 at Teaselville going northeast to FM 2868 near Flint. This daytime work being conducted by the contractor, Brannan Paving Co., LTD, of Victoria, Texas, is winding down. Ongoing activities include placing the final striping and reflective buttons on roads where seal coat has been completed.

The summer seal coat operation is the department’s preventive maintenance program that helps preserve roads by sealing them to keep water out, thereby, adding years of life to them, and lessening the required maintenance while providing a new driving surface for motorists. Seal coat applications are conducted on roads around the Tyler District’s eight counties. Motorists should bypass seal coat locations when possible to avoid delays.

ANDERSON COUNTY – Palestine Maintenance plans to conduct work to widen FM 19 starting just north of Neches Elementary School toward Frankston. 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

        Anticipated Completion Date: End of 2016

Project 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 Project

  • 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

        Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2017

Culvert, driveway and utility work is ongoing along the right of way where this roadway is being widened. Expect daily lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control. The posted speed limit is 55 mph.

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
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2016

Work continues on the bridge replacement project on County Road 1231 at Stills Creek. The roadway is closed to traffic with detours in place. The new bridges at Box Creek and Indian Creek are open to traffic with the contractor continuing closeout activities.                                             

CHEROKEE COUNTY – Jacksonville Maintenance crews plan to perform base repairs on US 69 north of the overpass. Rusk Maintenance plans to conduct routine maintenance on FM 2972 and FM 2274. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control at all work locations. 

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

Final striping is being applied and mowing conducted on this project to widen US 69 by adding 2’ edge treatment and resurfacing 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

Seal coat work resumes requiring lane closures daily on this project to widen and resurface US 69.

US 69 Widening and Resurfacing (Notice of Project Completion)

  • 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

Work has been completed 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

Work on the subgrade continues in the westbound lanes. Expect lane closures for the remainder of the project when construction activities put equipment close to the travel lanes. Motorists are encouraged to avoid this location when possible. The roadway is being repaired and resurfaced. The speed limit has been reduced. Remember, traffic fines double when workers are present.

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 placing backfill and conducting cleanup activities on FM 23. Expect lane closures. These are safety projects designed to widen the roadways from 20’ to 24’ along a 4.2-mile section.

County Road Bridge Replacement Projects

  • Limits: CR 1707 at One Arm Creek west of Rusk between FM 347 and FM 2138 and CR 2303 at One Eye Creek south of Rusk between FM 23 and FM 752
  • Contractor: Stateline Construction
  • Cost: $699,993.90
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Winter 2016

The contractor is conducting work on the abutments with both CR 1707 and CR 2303 remaining closed as new bridges and approaches are built. The closures will last for about six months.

GREGG COUNTY – Longview Maintenance begins pavement repair work near the Traffic Circle and SH 135 intersection in Kilgore. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control.

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 is open to traffic requiring the traveling public to stop at the new “Stop” signs at George Richey before proceeding through the intersection. The contractor continues hauling embankment, laying storm drains and preparing to build the bridge 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: Fall 2016

The contractor continues construction of traffic signals, metal beam guard fence at the bridge, pavements markings, sidewalk work and other activities between McCann Road and US 259. Work also continues between Judson and US 259. This project is constructing a new roadway from McCann Road to US 259.

FM 449

  • Limits: US 259 to FM 2751
  • Contractor: Madden Contracting Company, LLC
  • Cost: $607,133.00
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2016

The contractor will be placing a seal coat on the roadway this week. This project is widening FM 449 two feet on each side, and includes 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: January 2017

The contractor continues the installation of illumination, traffic signal, curb and gutter, inlets, embankment, a new exit ramp for SH 31, and paving. This project is building a new overpass over the railroad crossing. Expect delays in the detour areas.

HENDERSON COUNTY – Athens Maintenance plans to conduct repair work on SH 31W at the Trinity River Bridge and resume cleaning ditches on roads around the county. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control.

Henderson County construction projects updates:

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 the summer 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

Night work is being conducted between the hours of 5 a.m. and 11 p.m., Monday–Friday. Dirt work continues around FM 315 south of Poynor and several other locations. Drainage work is also ongoing at locations throughout the project. Work on drill shafts for the bridge overpass in the eastbound and westbound travel lanes continues at FM 315S. 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: Spring 2019

The contractor expects to continue installing and maintaining storm water control measures throughout the project limits. Lane closures are possible. This project is expanding US 175 from two lanes to a four-lane divided highway with a depressed median.

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

Work has resumed under the eastbound Cedar Creek Bridge necessitating daily lane closures in one travel lane. Delays should be minimal. Bridge decks have been completed on both the westbound Trinity River Bridge and the eastbound Cedar Creek bridges.

RUSK COUNTY – Henderson Maintenance continues to conduct overlay operations on SH 64 between Loop 571 and FM 15 at the Smith County line. Expect the roadway to be reduced to one lane carrying two-way traffic with flaggers and a pilot car guiding traffic through the work zone.

Rusk County construction projects updates:

US 259 North Project 

  • Limits: From Star to Loop 571
  • Contractor: Madden Contracting Company, LLC
  • Cost: $4.3 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2016

Asphalt paving operations move to night time hours starting at 7 p.m., Sunday, September 18, and continuing through Tuesday night. This 2.3 mile project includes base repairs, mill and inlay of asphalt surface, applying a hot mix overlay, and upgrading the pavement markings. Expect alternating lane closures.

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 Widening Project

  • 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: Early Fall 2016

The contractor is currently conducting culvert extensions and placing safety end treatments on driveway culverts, and applying a seal coat on the entire roadway. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control. The project consists of widening the pavement and installing milled centerline rumble strips on this three-mile section of roadway.

FM 95 Widening Project

  • Limits: FM 1798 to SH 315
  • Contractor: Madden Contracting Company, LLC
  • Cost: $2.5 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Early Fall 2016

The contractor plans to install metal beam guard fence on the project this week. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control. The project is widening a four-mile section of the road and adding shoulders.

SH 43 Overlay Project

  • Limits: From four miles south of FM 2658 to FM 3231
  • Contractor: Madden Contracting Company, LLC
  • Cost: $4.6 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2016

The contractor plans to place seal coat on the roadway surface. The project consists of placing an asphalt overlay on the roadway, base repairs, and new metal beam guard fence. Expect alternating lane closures with flaggers and a pilot car providing traffic control.

SMITH COUNTY – Tyler Maintenance on Monday plans to conduct spot seal coating on SH 155S between Toll 49 and Loop 323. The moving operation will occur in both the northbound and southbound lanes with outside lane closures. Crews will also resume overlay work on FM 2710 between Lindale and FM 14, and edge repairs on FM 1995 between SH 110 and the Smith County line. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control at all locations.

Smith County construction projects updates:

Loop 323 West Widening at UPRR Underpass

        Limits: Tylers West Loop and SH 31

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

        Cost: $12 million

        Anticipated Completion Date: Winter 2016

The contractor will start work to build the raised median north of SH 31 as well as continue other activities throughout the project limits. 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 westbound passing 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 Widening Project (Notice of Project Completion)

        Limits: from Chapel Hill to Arp

        Contractor: Drewery Construction of Nacogdoches

        Cost: $3.9 million

        Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2016

Work on this project to add passing lanes between FM 2607 and Arp has been completed.

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

The contractor continues slope work on FM 1804 along with placing riprap along the Sabine River Bridge. Work on FM 2015 includes replacing mailboxes. No activity planned for FM 1253 this week. Expect lane closures. This contract consists of widening, sealing and resurfacing all three roadways.                       

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

The contractor resumes work on the eastbound lanes including retaining walls and storm drains. Expect lane closures. The speed limit has been reduced to 55 mph during construction. 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 Mill 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

CR 2138 near Whitehouse is closed and work to remove and replace the existing bridge starts this week. County Roads (CR) 3104 and CR 4129 are already closed as work to build new bridges and approaches progresses. 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

Expect daily lane closures as seal coat operations wrap up this week. Hot mix operations kick off in a couple of weeks 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

No work is scheduled on this project to resurface a 4.8-mile stretch of I-20.

VAN ZANDT COUNTY – Canton crews continue mill and inlay operations on US 80 just west of Grand Saline. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control.

Van Zandt County construction projects updates:

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

The contractor continues striping, placing reflectorized pavement markings and working on cleanup operations on this widening job. Expect lane closures during these moving operations.

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 striping the roadway and placing reflectorized pavement makings. No lane closures expected on this widening project which also includes installing safety end treatments and advance warning signs.

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

Work continues to extend the cross structures and install driveway pipe between SH 64 and I-20. The contract also includes rehabbing the road north of SH 64 and laying hot mix for driveways south of SH 64. Expect lane closures.

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: Fall 2016

Vegetation maintenance continues as the contractor conducts cleanup activities on this job between Edom and Ben Wheeler.

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

Work to extend the cross structures continue on both sides of the roadway along the project limits. The project is widening almost eight miles of the roadway.

County Roads Bridge Replacement Projects

        Limits: CR 3105 at Crooked Creek, CR 3809 at Negro Creek, CR 4404 at Cream Level Creek, and CR 2908 at Purtis Creek

        Contractor: Stateline Construction, LLC.

        Cost: $1.4 million

        Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2017

The contractor continues construction of the new bridge on CR 3809 with a detour bridge in place.

WOOD COUNTY – Mineola Maintenance plans to conduct pavement leveling work on FM 515 west of SH 154 as well as base repairs on Loop 564. Expect lane closures with flaggers directing traffic through all work locations.

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: Monday and Thursday from the inside lane through all three counties

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

-        Mowing: Begins Monday in Van Zandt County

-        Sweeping: Starts Monday in Smith County

No lane closures planned but that is subject to change

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