Released by the Texas Department of Transportation:
A traffic switched will soon be conducted on the US 175 Phase II project from Larue to Poynor to change traffic from a two-lane configuration to a four-lane divided traffic pattern. The contractor is currently conducting hot mix operations in the westbound travel lanes with seal coat expected to begin on November 8. Westbound traffic is expected to be moved to the new westbound lanes on November 15. Eastbound traffic will remain in the current traffic pattern. The speed limit will be set at 60 mph with construction continuing on both ends of the project. Additional information is available in the Henderson County section of this release.
Big changes are ahead for the US 79 Expansion Project in Palestine as work continues on the FM 645 Bridge. The change is expected to occur by the end of the week and will mean changes in traffic pattern for local traffic as well as employees at the prison and Walmart. Additional information is forthcoming on these changes.
Longview Maintenance plans to complete hot mix overlay operations on FM 349 between US 259 and FM 2276 before moving to FM 2275 between FM 1845/Pine Tree Road and FM 3272/White Oak Road. Expect lane closures with flaggers and a pilot car providing traffic control. Alternate routes encouraged.
Landscape Improvement Project
This project consists of landscaping improvements in Gladewater, Kilgore, Longview and White Oak. Work includes irrigation, planter beds, and installing various plants. The contractor will also work on existing beds on I-20 in Longview and on SH 42 in Kilgore. New landscaping beds will be installed in White Oak on US 80, in Gladewater on Loop 485, in Longview at SH 300 and Loop 281 as well as Fourth St. and Loop 281, and on SH 322 in Henderson. All work is in the right of way. No traffic delays are expected.
Turn Lanes Project
Drainage work is ongoing at the Loop 281 - Hollybrook Drive intersection as work continues to add turn lanes on Loop 281. The inside lanes of the loop will be closed at Hollybrook Drive. The project consists of earthwork, base, asphaltic concrete pavement (ACP) surface, signing and pavement markings.
US 80 Widening in Gladewater
Storm sewer work continues on the south side of the roadway with eastbound traffic reduced to one lane. The project consists of widening US 80 to four through lanes with a left turn lane from Loop 485 to Locker Plant Road. Work includes earthwork, base and surface work, storm sewer, concrete curb and gutter, safety improvements, and upgrading signage and pavement markings. Motorists can expect delays and lane closures during this work.
The contractor is working on punch list items.
• Limits: SH 322 to approximately one half mile north of the Sabine River Bridge
• Contractor: Gibson and Associates
• Cost: $3.1 million
• Anticipated Completion Date: Spring 2018
The eastern most access to FM 315 and downtown Poynor is closed until at least November 10. Motorists must use the western most access for FM 315 and Poynor. Meanwhile, hot mix operations continue on the westbound travel lanes with seal coat operations set to start on November 8. A traffic switch is tentatively set for November 15 to move westbound traffic to the new westbound travel lanes. Construction of the culvert headwalls is ongoing.
Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control.
base repairs, planing, applying a hot mix surface and striping
Concrete pavement and driveway work continue on the Westbound Frontage Road. Box culvert extension work is also ongoing on the frontage road. The contractor will begin Phase 3 work, removing concrete pavement on the frontage road east of the I-20 Exit Ramp. The Westbound Frontage Road is closed at CR 4930. Motorists can expect minimal delays. Alternate routes are encouraged.
I-20 Safety Work
The contractor will continue removing and installing Metal Beam Guard Fence and concrete mow strip along the westbound outside lane going west from SH 19 toward the Kaufman County line. Expect lane closures and delays.
SH 243 Widening Project
Structure work continues on the north side of the road. Motorists can expect delays with a pilot vehicle and flaggers controlling traffic. This project is widening the roadway from two to four lanes with flush median, curb and gutter, and storm drain.
Work continues to shape ditches and install hot mix asphalt concrete driveways and intersections on the section five miles south of I-20. Expect closures and delays with a pilot vehicle and flaggers controlling traffic.
No work is scheduled for the week on this project to widen the roadway.
No work is scheduled on this project.
FM 1652 Rehab Project
Cross structure and driveway work continue on the project. This phase of work will take several months to complete. Expect lane closures and delays with flaggers providing traffic control. The project is rehabilitating the road and consists of widening the existing roadway and structure work.
FM 1653 Rehab Project
The contractor is conducting work on cross structures which will take several months to complete. Expect lane closures and delays. The project is rehabilitating the road and consists of widening the existing roadway and structure work.
SH 182, etc., Safety Treating
Driveway, shaping ditches, installing top soil, and cross-culvert pipe extension work is being conducted on FM 49. Minor delays are possible.
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