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Roadwork in East Texas for the week of Oct. 10

Released by the Texas Department of Transportation:

TYLER – Here's a look at work planned in the district during the Week of Oct. 10, 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.

Sunday work is planned for the Loop 323 at SH 31 project in Tyler. Motorists are encouraged to avoid this work zone once work kicks off at 1 p.m Sunday continuing throughout the week. The contractor is realigning the northbound lanes to the permanent configuration and moving traffic to allow project construction to progress. Work will be conducted pretty much around the clock Sunday through Thursday. Get more details about this project in the Smith County section of this news release.

FM 2087 over the Sabine River closes Tuesday, October, 11, for a bridge replacement project. The road will be closed for about nine months requiring motorists to use alternate routes. Additional project information is available in the Gregg County section of this news release.

Anderson County – Palestine Maintenance resumes widening operations on FM 19 between SH 155 and FM 2574. 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: Spring 2018

Motorists using FM 645 are reminded that US 79 traffic does not stop at the intersection as work continues on the detour at the northbound ramp. Other work continues 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. Closeout activities are being performed at Box Creek and Indian Creek which are open to traffic.                                             

Off-System Bridge Replacement Project

Limits: County Road (CR) 2133 at Mack Creek between US 79 and FM 1990

Contractor: Fritcher Construction Services of Tyler

Cost: $499,832.22

Anticipated Completion Date: Early 2017

Work is underway on this bridge replacement project with the road closed to traffic and detours in place.

Cherokee County – Jacksonville Maintenance resumes mill and inlay work on SH 21E Monday approximately two miles east of Alto. On Tuesday, crews begin overlaying FM 747 from US 79 south for about three miles. 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

No work is planned on this project to widen US 69 by adding 2’ edge treatment and resurface the road.

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

No work is planned on this job that’s widening and resurfacing 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

No work is planned on this project to repair and resurface the roadway. When work resumes remember the speed limit has been reduced and 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 performing 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 preparing to begin work on the bridge rail on CR 1707 and CR 2303. Both roads are closed as new bridges and approaches are built. The closures will last for about six months.

Gregg County – Longview Maintenance plans to conduct mill and inlay operations in Kilgore at Business 259 and SH 42 intersection. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control.

Gregg County construction projects updates:

FM 2087 over Sabine River

•       Limits: 500 feet north of bridge to 500 feet south of bridge

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

•       Cost: $3.7 million

•       Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2017

FM 2087 at the Sabine River is set to close for approximately nine (9) months starting Tuesday, October 11, for a bridge replacement project. Work will include the construction of a new bridge and approaches, grading, asphalt concrete pavement base and surface, metal beam guard fence and pavement markings. The road will be closed to through traffic. Local traffic will be allowed to approach from the north or the south but will not be able to cross the river. Alternate routes are required. The alternate routes that have been established include taking SH 31 from I-20 to Loop 281 or SH 322/SH 149 from I-20 to Loop 281.

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

The contractor continues hauling embankment, laying storm drains and preparing to build the bridge on this new roadway 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, pavement markings, sidewalk work and close out 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 plans to apply striping and embankment during mobile operations this week. The 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: March 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 resumes base repairs on FM 2613 from FM 85 and the Kaufman County line. A crew will also be conducting edge repairs on FM 315 from FM 3506 to SH 31. Mill and Inlay operations could begin Wednesday on Business 31 in west Athens from SH 19 to Loop 7. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control at all locations.

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

Traffic has been moved to the new alignment between the west end of Loop 60 to approximately one mile east of the loop. The eastern portion of Loop 60 remains closed 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 continues between 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 as well as install drainage box culverts west of CR 301. 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: Fall 2016

This 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: Fall 2016

Work has resumed under the eastbound Cedar Creek Bridge necessitating daily lane closures in one travel lane. Delays should be minimal.

Rusk County – Henderson Maintenance moves its asphalt overlay operations to FM 918 between US 259 and SH 42. 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

No work is planned on the job this week. This 2.3 mile project includes base repairs, mill and inlay of asphalt surface, applying a hot mix overlay, and upgrading the 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

No work is planned this week. Once activities resume, the contractor will continue placing embankment on the widened edges and asphalt on the widened sections of this portion of US 79. Expect lane closures and delays with one-way traffic control at that time. Flaggers and a pilot car will guide traffic through the work zone. 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 continues culvert work, applying striping and placing safety end treatments on driveway culverts. 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: Fall 2016

The contractor plans to apply striping and reflective buttons on the roadway this week. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control. The project 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: Fall 2016

The contractor is conducting final activities on this job that consists of placing an asphalt overlay on the roadway.

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

If weather permits, the contractor plans to place hot mix on the roadway and install metal beam guard fence. 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 plans to overlay Loop 124 between SH 64 and Loop 323 as well as perform ditch maintenance on roads around the county. 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

Motorists should expect to see a new alignment of the northbound travel lanes on this project during their Monday morning commutes and are advised to use caution when going through the work zone as traffic acclimates to the changes. It will be a very busy work zone throughout the week as the contractor implements additional changes moving toward the final lane configuration. Work also continues on the retaining walls and the raised median north of SH 31 as this job progresses. 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.

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

Expect lane closures as work continues on FM 2015 and FM 1804. No work is planned for FM 1253. 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

Expect lane closures as work continues on the retaining walls and storm drains in the eastbound lanes. 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: Spring 2017

The contractor is preparing to place the final hot mix surface on county roads 4129 and 3104. Work on CR 2138 nearWhitehouse continues Monday. All three roads are closed for the construction of new bridges build and approaches. Each 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 hot mix operations continue 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 Maintenance crews plan to conduct routine maintenance on roadways around the county. Lane closures are possible at work locations 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 and work 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 is placing striping on the edge lines this week. The project is widening the roadway as well as 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 contractor also plans to backfill driveways and pavement edges north and 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 is ongoing as the contractor conducts cleanup activities on this job between Edom and Ben Wheeler. No planned lane closures.

FM 1256 Widening Project

•       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. No lane closures planned.

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. No lane closures planned.

Wood County – Mineola Maintenance plans to conduct in-depth base repair work on Loop 564 from US 69 to FM 1801. 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: Monday and Thursday from the inside lane through all three counties

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

-        Luminaries Upgrade: Monday and Tuesday in Gregg and Smith counties 

-        Sweeping: Sabine River Bridge in Gregg County expect eastbound lane closures Tuesday, westbound closures Wednesday. 

-        Guardrail Repairs: Tuesday at varying locations in Gregg 

No lane closures planned but that is subject to change.

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