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East Texas roadwork for week of May 15

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TYLER – Here's a look at work planned in the district during the Week of May 15, 2017. 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.

Anderson County – Palestine Maintenance will continue its work to place a hot mix overlay on FM 19 between Neches and Frankston. Expect daily lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control.

Anderson County construction projects updates:

US 79 New Lane Construction Project

Limits: From 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: Fall 2017

The new intersection at SH 294 has been completed. The contractor is preparing to apply permanent striping to the intersection and the new US 79 southbound travel lanes from the Tucker Store to just north of the Trinity River Relief Bridge. A traffic switch is anticipated to occur later this month. Work also continues on the new northbound bridge at FM 645 where beams are scheduled to be installed this week. Other ongoing work includes: concrete paving operations in the new northbound lanes between FM 645 and CR 2205; widening for the turn lane near the Tucker Store; and work on the northbound detour ramp at FM 645. The project is expanding 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.

SH 19 Widening Project

Limits: From 3.6 miles N of FM 837 (Henderson Co. line) south to .4 mile N of FM 321 at Montalba

Contractor: Big Creek Construction of Hewitt

Cost: $12.5 million

Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2017

The contractor is applying hot mix to the southbound shoulders. A traffic switch is planned for June to move traffic to the new SB shoulder to allow for construction of the eastbound shoulder and climbing lanes. The southbound lanes are being widened as work continues throughout the project limits to extend culverts, perform temporary widening and install driveways. Expect occasional lane closures with flaggers and a pilot car providing traffic control. The posted speed limit is 55 mph.

Off-System Bridge Replacement Project (Notice of Project Completion)

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: Early 2017

This project has been completed and the roads 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: Summer  2017

The contractor plans to install bridge beams this week. The road is closed and traffic detoured.

Cherokee County – Jacksonville Maintenance will be performing base repairs on FM 347 between Loop 456 and US 79. The Rusk crew will conduct shoulder work on FM 2962 and FM 1248. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control.

Cherokee County construction projects updates:

US 69 Widening through Wells

Limits: From 2 mile north of FM 1247 in Wells, south to 0.9 miles south of FM 1247

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

Cost: $17.6 million

Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2018

The contractor is installing drainage structures on this project to widen US 69 through Wells from two lanes to four lanes with new curb and gutter and a two-way left turn lane through town. The speed limit has been reduced on the northern end of the project and will remain in effect until construction is complete.

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

The contractor is preparing the eastbound lanes for seal coat applications. The project is repairing and resurfacing US 79. Expect daily lane closures and lowered speed limits throughout the project limits.

FM 22 Safety Treatment Project

Limits: From 1.5 MI W of FM 768, E to SH 110

Contractor: Highway 19 Construction

Cost: $1 million

Anticipated completion date: Fall 2017

The contractor continues drainage pipe installations on this project to treat fixed objects for safety. Expect lane closures.

Gregg County – Longview Maintenance will continue base repair work on SH 135 from the Traffic Circle in Kilgore to the Rusk County line. Shoulder work will move to SH 135 between I-20 and SH 31. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control at both locations.

Gregg County construction projects updates:

Landscape Improvements around Gregg County

Limits: Loop 281 at Bill Owens Parkway; Loop 281 at Summers Drive; Loop 281 at McCann Road; SH 31 and Business US 259 in Kilgore; Loop 485 at S. Main St; at S. Roden Street; US 271 at Airport Road

Contractor: AALC, Inc.

Cost: $254,000

Anticipated Completion Date: May 2017

The contractor is finishing up this landscape project on the right-of-way with no impact to traffic.

SH 300/Gilmer Road and US 80 ADA Ramps

Limits: US 80 from Loop 281 to Spur 63 & SH 300 from FM 2275 to Hawkins Parkway

Contractor: Ti-Zack Concrete, Inc., of Minnesota

Cost: $1.4 million

Anticipated Completion Date: August 2017

Crews continue to construct ADA curb ramps on SH 300/Gilmer Road and US 80. Work includes removing the existing and building new ramps, sidewalks, hand rails and curb and gutter. Expect outside lanes closures in alternating directions as the work progresses on both roadways.

Loop 281 at FM 1845/Pine Tree Road

Limits: From US 80 to Shofner Drive

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

Cost: $4.54 million

Anticipated Completion Date: January 2018

Traffic is reduced to one lane in all directions as subgrade work is conducted on this project to widen Loop 281 from US 80 to just north of FM 1845. Work will be conducted in multiple traffic phases that could require overnight lane closures. Motorists should use other routes to avoid delays. The project includes widening the roadway, installing storm drain, grading and base work, curb and gutter, raised medians, surface, signs and pavement markings.

Loop 281 at FM 2087 Overpass

Limits: From 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: Spring 2017

Closeout activities continue on this project to build a new overpass over the railroad crossing.

FM 2087 over Sabine River

Limits: From 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: Late Summer 2017

Work on the substructure is complete and the contractor is now forming the new bridge deck. Alternate routes have been established to move traffic around FM 2087 at the Sabine River which is closed until late 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)

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

Contractor: East Texas Bridge, Inc.

Cost: $12.4 million

Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2017

The contractor is hauling embankment, laying storm drains and conducting bridge work on this new roadway to connect Gilmer and McCann roads. The intersection of Graystone Road and new George Richey Road/FM 2275 is closed to thru traffic. Local traffic can use SH 300 or McCann Road to access Graystone Road. All other traffic must use alternate routes. The project includes constructing two bridges and a four-lane roadway with center left turn lanes from McCann Road to SH 300/Gilmer Road.

Henderson County – Athens Maintenance will finish up hot mix overlay work on FM 2494 between FM 753 and Loop 7. Mill and inlay operations will start on FM 1616 between BU31 and Loop 7. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control.

Henderson County construction projects updates:

US 175 Widening Project (Phase I)

Limits: From 0.1 miles SE of FM 804 near Baxter SE to 1.1 miles E of Loop 60E at Larue

Contractor: A.L. Helmcamp, Inc. and Big Creek Construction

Cost: $39.2 million

Anticipated Completion Date: November 2018

The contractor continues work at the intersection of RM 2588 in LaRue. Expect short delays. A segment of RM 2588 remains unpaved as work continues at the intersection. Drivers should expect one lane carrying two-way traffic throughout the project limits and occasional daytime lane closures at various locations. Dirt and drainage work continue around Loop 60E in LaRue to near Baxter. The speed limit is 55 mph on this project to expand US 175 from two lanes to a four-lane divided highway with a depressed median.

US 175 Widening Project (Phase II)

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

Contractor: Sundt Construction, Inc., of San Antonio

Cost: $37.8 million

Anticipated Completion Date: Late Summer 2017

Traffic has been moved to the new eastbound lanes which will carry two-way traffic until the permanent westbound travel lanes are completed. The contractor now begins extending concrete structures and conducting dirt work as phase two construction to build the new westbound lanes gets underway. 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 4354/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: From 0.85 miles E of FM 315 in Poynor SE 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 is installing drainage box culverts, and installing and maintaining storm water control measures throughout the project limits. Earth and culvert wing wall work, and flex-base operations are ongoing. Lane closures are possible on this project that’s 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: Early 2017

No activity is planned for this project.

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: Early 2017

Work resumes Saturday, May 13, on this project and continues Monday, May 15th. Expect various lane closures on the bridge during work hours.

Rusk County – Henderson Maintenance will continue edge maintenance on FM 1971 from US 84 to FM 95. Expect the roadway to be reduced to one lane carrying two-way traffic with flaggers and a pilot car providing traffic control.

Rusk County construction projects updates:

US 79 South Widening 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 is applying an asphalt surface on the roadway. Expect lane closures and brief delays with flaggers and a pilot car providing traffic control. 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.

Smith County – Tyler Maintenance crews will be repairing edges of the road on FM 2607 and conducting ditch maintenance on roads around the county. Expect lane closures at both work locations with flaggers providing traffic control.

Smith County construction projects updates:

FM 344 Culvert Replacement Project

Limits: At Bell Branch Creek (approximately 1 mile west of SH 110)

Contractor: Red Baron Building Company, LLC

Cost: $348,000

Anticipated completion date:  Summer of 2017

Work continues to replace the culvert and restore the pavement on FM 344 at Bell Branch Creek. The roadway is closed at this location and motorists must use other routes to reach their destinations. A detour route is in place: take FM 756 to FM 346 to SH 110.

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: Spring 2017

The contractor is continuing cleanup work as this project nears completion. Lane closures are possible. This project widened Loop 323 from SH 31 to Shaw Street and replaced the railroad bridge.

FM 1253 Widening Project

Limits: From County Road 462 S, 1.3 miles N of FM 857 S to FM 1805; FM 1804 from the 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: Summer 2017

No work is planned over the next week on these roadways but a seal coat will be applied in a couple of weeks. The project is widening, sealing and resurfacing all three roads.

SH 31E Widening Project

Limits: From FM 757 to FM 2012

Contractor: Reynolds & Kay, LTD

Cost: $7.8 million

Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2017

The contractor continues cleanup activities and anticipates conducting driveway work soon. Expect lane closures. The final surface will be applied in May. The speed limit during work hours is 60 mph.

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

Work including cement treating, processing flex base and placing storm drainage continues on the eastbound lanes. The speed limit is 55 mph during construction to widen Spur 248 from two lanes to a four-lane divided roadway with flush median.

SH 155 Resurfacing Project

Limits: From 2.0 miles south of US 80 (Upshur C/L), south to I-20

Contractor: Madden Contracting Company, LLC

Cost: $9.3 Million

Anticipated completion date:  Summer of 2017

No work is planned for the week on this project to repair the existing pavement structure and place a new Porous Friction Course (PFC) surface. Expect lane closures and delays when work resumes with flaggers and signage in place to assist traffic through the work zone.

Van Zandt County – Canton Maintenance will be performing base repairs on FM 1995 from FM 773 to the Smith County line and repairing edges on FM 17 from US 80 to the Wood County line. Sign crews will also be repairing signs damaged during the recent tornadoes. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control.

Van Zandt County construction projects updates:

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

The contractor is cutting ditches approximately 1.3 miles south of I-20, and will be conducting work on the subgrade and flex base. Structure extension work is also underway. Expect daily lane closures on this project to widen FM 314.

FM 1256 Widening Project

Limits: From FM 316 eastward to SH 19

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

Cost: $5.8 million

Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2018

The contractor will complete grading, cutting ditches, and placing a prime coat on the far western end of the project, just off FM 316. Driveway and intersection surface work is expected to be conducted on the completed section of roadway. Expect lane closures on this project that 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 will be working on mow strip for metal beam guard fence on CR 2908 at Purtis Creek and set beams on CR 4404 at Cream Level Creek. Both roads are closed to thru traffic.

I-20 Westbound Exit Relocation Project

Limits: From FM 314 WB Exit Ramp and Frontage Road

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

Cost: $4.6 million

Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2017

The contractor plans to move traffic to the new FM 314 Exit Ramp during the week once paving is completed. Other work includes: drying out material for the ramp detour continues; completing concrete grinding on the new CRCP service road; and finishing up installation of small road signs; 

Phase I of the project includes reconstructing the frontage road and building a 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.

Wood County – Mineola Maintenance will be performing pavement leveling on FM 852 and FM 2225. Expect lane closures in both work zones with flaggers providing traffic control.

Wood County construction projects updates:

SH 182, etc., Safety Treating Project

Limits: Various Roads - Current work on FM 2869 from FM 2088 south 8.12 miles to FM 49

Contractor: Highway 19 Construction, LLC.

Cost: $1.2 million

Anticipated Completion Date: July 2017 for FM 2869; February 2018 for all work

The contractor will continue replacing driveway pipe and safety end treatments south of SH 154. Expect occasional lane closures.

This project includes resetting driveway pipe, cross culvert extensions, guardrail and various other improvements. The contractor is currently working on FM 2869 moving southward from FM 2088 to SH 154.

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 from the inside lane through all three counties

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

-              Tree Removal: Monday, eastbound lane closures to remove tornado damaged trees.

-              Small Sign Maintenance: Throughout the week in all three counties

-              Luminaire Maintenance: Thursday through all three counties

-              Guardrail Repairs: Thursday through all three counties

No lane closures are planned but that is subject to change.

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