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? plans to conduct pavement work at various locations on FM 321 between US 287 and SH 19. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control.
Work gets underway at the intersection of FM 294 and US 79 with lane changes where periodic closures should be expected. The contractor is currently placing embankment for the new northbound bridge as well as conducting culvert work under the existing northbound US 79 lanes at Trucker. 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. 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.
Longview Maintenance plans to conduct hot mix mill and inlay operations on SH 42 in Kilgore between Longview and Lantrip streets. Base repair work is also scheduled for Loop 485 in Gladewater. Crews will also be making bridge joint repairs to the I-20 westbound lanes from SH 322 to SH 31. Expect lane closures at all locations with flaggers providing traffic control.
FM 2087 over Sabine River
The contractor is working on the substructure of the new bridge. Alternate routes have been established to move traffic around FM 2087 at the Sabine River which is closed until summer 2017 for construction of a new bridge. Local traffic is allowed to approach from the north or the south but is not allowed to cross the river. Motorists can take SH 31 from I-20 to Loop 281 or SH 322/SH 149 from I-20 to Loop 281. The project includes the construction of a new bridge and approaches, grading, asphalt concrete pavement base and surface, metal beam guard fence and pavement markings.
FM 2275 George Richey Extension (Segment I)
Current work includes hauling embankment, laying storm drains and other preparations for building the bridge on this new roadway to connect Gilmer and McCann roads. TExcavation, embankment, bridge construction, subgrade treatment, storm drains, hot mix asphalt, curb and gutter and sidewalk are all part of the new construction.
While this portion of FM 2275/George Richey Road is open to traffic work continues with installation of metal beam guard fence at the bridge and closeout activities between US 259 and McCann Road. The project is constructing a new roadway from McCann Road to US 259.
Henderson County – Athens Maintenance plans to continue overlay operations and level up work on FM 2613 between FM 85 and the Kaufman County line. Crews will also be conducting fog seal operations on several roadways including FM 1615, Loop 60, FM 1803 from SH 31 to FM 317; and on FM 85 from SH 274 to FM 2613. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control.
Expect short delays as work gets underway at the RM 2588 intersection in LaRue where the contractor will be removing pavement from US 175 for about 1,000 feet southward. A short segment of US 175 will remain unpaved while work continues at the intersection. Meanwhile, drivers should expect one lane carrying two-way traffic throughout the project limits as well as occasional daytime lane closures at various locations. Work continues to progress with traffic 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. 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.
Night work is ongoing between 5 a.m. and 11 p.m., Monday–Friday. The contractor is conducting work on the bridge overpass in the eastbound and westbound travel lanes at FM 315S as well as the horseshoe lake bridges. Dirt work continues around Poynor schools and several other locations as does drainage work. 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)
The contractor continues to install and maintain storm water control measures throughout the project limits as well as install drainage box culverts west of CR 301. Work also continues on the culvert wing wall. Earthwork operations are also underway. Lane closures are possible. This project is expanding US 175 from two lanes to a four-lane divided highway with a depressed median.
Work resumes under the westbound Trinity River Bridge to correct erosion problems. Motorists should expect periodic lane closures in the westbound outside travel lane on the west end of the river bridge.
The contractor is placing the final striping on this project so alternating lane closures and delays can be expected. 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
Embankment is being placed on the widened edges of this portion of US 79. Watch for moving equipment near the edge of the travel lanes. Expect lane closures and delays with one-way traffic control. 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
No work is scheduled for this project that consists of widening the pavement and installing milled centerline rumble strips on a three-mile section of roadway.
No work is scheduled for this project that is widening a four-mile section of the road and adding shoulders.
Smith County – Tyler Maintenance plans to continue edge work on FM 2710 between FM 14 and FM 16, conduct base repairs on the Loop 323 Extension near US 271, and perform ditch maintenance around the county. Expect lane closures at both locations with flaggers providing traffic control.
widening, sealing and resurfacing all three roadways
This project is widening Spur 248 from two lanes to a four-lane divided roadway with flush median.
Final cleanup operations resume as does work to backfill pavement edges on this widening job. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control.
No work is planned for this week.
Current work includes extending drainage structures and installing storm water control measures on this I-20 project to relocate the I-20 WB Exit Ramp at FM 314 and reconstruct the frontage road. No lane closures are expected on I-20. Phase I of the project includes reconstructing the frontage road and building the new exit ramp 1.13 miles east of FM 314. This requires closing a portion of the frontage road for several months from approximately 500 feet east of the current exit ramp to about 3,250 feet eastward. The existing ramp and frontage road from the ramp west to FM 314 will remain open during this phase of work. Phase II will consist of constructing a detour from the FM 314 intersection eastward for about 2,000 feet, and completing the frontage road west to the intersection.
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