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Roadwork in East Texas for the week of May 14

(Source: KLTV staff) (Source: KLTV staff)

Released by The Department of Transportation: 

TYLER – Here's a look at work planned in the district during the Week of May 14, 2018. 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.

In Tyler, work has resumed on the project that’s extending turn lanes and adding right turn lanes at various intersections. On Tuesday, daytime lane closures are planned for Grande Blvd. and Old Jacksonville Highway during activation of new traffic signals. Night work is set for Wednesday and Thursday at the Broadway Ave. and South Town Drive work location. The southbound, outside lane of Broadway Ave. as well as South Town Dr., west of Broadway, will both be closed from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. each night. Alternate routes are encouraged. Additional project information is available in the Smith County section of this release.

In Gregg County, SH 149 at the Sabine River Bridge is reduced to one lane each direction for the next month or so as work is conducted during the day and at night. Alternate routes are recommended. Get more project information in the Gregg County section of this news release.

Anderson County – Crews expect to finish mill and inlay operations on US 79 between FM 2574 and the Cherokee County line by Tuesday after which routine maintenance will be conducted on roadways around the county. Expect lane closures on US 79 with flaggers and a pilot car 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: Summer 2018

Closeout activities are being conducted throughout the project limits. Expect lane closures. 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 2018

Operations to place the final seal coat and surface are scheduled for mid-May. The contractor continues daily operations including maintaining signage and performing other miscellaneous work. The project is widening the roadway with the addition of shoulders and passing lanes. The posted speed limit is 55 mph.

US 79 at UPRR Overpass Project

  • Limits: 1.5 miles east of FM 2574 to 0.5 miles past UPRR Overpass
  • Contractor: Drewery Construction Company, Inc., of Nacogdoches
  • Cost: $1.6 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: September 2018

Work continues on the bridge approaches and under the bridge with the contractor cleaning and painting the girders, jacking and bracing the bridge, and performing SW3P work within the right-of-way. Motorists should expect daily lane closures with one-way traffic in both directions for the duration of the project. This project consists of cleaning and painting steel girders, bridge rail replacement, and a concrete overlay of the existing bridge deck.

Cherokee County  Mill and inlay operations will be conducted on US 69 between Alto and Wells. Expect lane closures at various locations utilizing cones and arrow boards to assist with work zone traffic control.

Cherokee County construction projects updates:

US 69 Widening through Wells

  • Limits: From 2 miles 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: December 2018

Work continues on the west side of the roadway. The project is widening US 69 through Wells from two lanes to four lanes with new curb and gutter and a two-way left turn lane through town. There are minimal impacts on traffic. The speed limit has been reduced on the northern end of the project until work is completed.

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: Spring 2018

Cleanup activities continue as the project nears completion.

Gregg County – Mill and inlay hot mix operations continue on Loop 485 in Gladewater from US 80 to US 271S. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control.

Gregg County construction projects updates:           

SH 135 Kilgore Overlay

  • Limits: Traffic Circle in Kilgore North to .5 miles north of SH 31
  • Contractor: Madden Contracting Company, LLC
  • Cost: $2.4 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: End of Summer 2018

The contractor will be working on bridge rail on the east side of the road on this project to overlay SH 135 from the Kilgore Circle to just north of SH 31 intersection. Motorist should expect delays. Traffic has been shifted to the Phase I construction configuration which has northbound travel reduced to one lane throughout the length of the project.  Work includes hot mix overlay, new pavement markings, new bridge rail and new Metal Beam Guard Fence.

US 80 Widening in Gladewater

  • Limits: Loop 485 to Locker Plant Road.
  • Contractor: Longview Bridge and Road
  • Cost: $3.54 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Spring 2018

The contractor is conducting Phase II construction work with the roadway reduced to one lane of travel for both westbound and eastbound traffic. Work continues on storm sewer, curb and gutter, and flex-base on the north side of the roadway. The project consists of widening US 80 to four through lanes with a left turn lane from Loop 485 to Locker Plant Road.

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: Summer 2018

Work continues on traffic signals, sidewalk, driveways, illumination and inlets. Traffic remains at one lane in all directions. Alternate routes are recommended on this project where work is being conducted in multiple phases that could require overnight lane closures. The project includes widening the roadway, installing storm drain, grading and base work, curb and gutter, raised medians, surface, signs and pavement markings.

SH 149 at Sabine River

•        Limits: From SH 322 to approximately one half-mile north of the Sabine River Bridge

•       Contractor: Gibson and Associates

•       Cost: $3.1 million

•       Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2018

Traffic is reduced to one lane each direction over the Sabine River Bridge for the next month or so for nighttime and daytime work. Motorists can expect significant delays during construction. The project includes constructing new rails and sidewalk on the bridge, increasing its load carrying capacity, and installing new guardrail on I-20. Expect lane closures and delays.

Henderson County – Base repairs will be conducted on FM 314S between Brownsboro and FM 315, and on FM 773 between SH 31E and the Van Zandt County line. Edge work is planned for FM 773 and FM 1803. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control at all locations.  

Henderson County construction projects updates:

Striping Operations

  • Limits: SH 334 from Cedar Creek Reservoir Bridge to east of SH 198; SH 198 from Kaufman County Line to south of Cedar Creek Reservoir Bridge - cement sections only
  • Contractor: Striping Technology, LP
  • Cost: $153.363.00
  • Anticipated Completion Date: May 2018

The contractor is removing and replacing the thermo-striping at these locations in the Gun Barrel City area. The work includes water blast removal of the old thermos-striping, buttons and short line (stop bars, yield bars, arrows, wordage, etc.). Once the old striping is removed, the roadways will be restriped with paint first, then with thermo-stripe. The installation of new buttons and short line will follow. Signage notifying motorists of this project have been installed along the project limits and various other locations. Expect lane closures and brief delays as this project progresses. 

SH 19 Widening Project

  • Limits: FM 1615 South to 0.3 miles south of Coon Creek
  • Contractor: A.L. Helmcamp
  • Cost: $ 4.95 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Spring 2019

The contractor is cement treating sub-grade, placing flex-base, extending cross structures, and conducting dirt work to build the shoulders. Daily lane closures are possible with a pilot vehicle providing traffic control. The speed limit has been reduced to 60 mph for the duration of the project which consists of adding 10-foot shoulders on both the northbound and southbound travel lanes. 

US 175 Widening Project (Phase I)

  • Limits: From 0.1 mile 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

Construction to realign Loop 60 at the intersection of US 175 in Larue continues. Expect short delays with construction equipment at work in the vicinity. Work is ongoing on the new westbound mainlanes from CR 4720 to CR 4719 in Larue. Caution advised as trucks enter and exit the work area throughout the day to deliver materials. Construction of new culverts continues along the old roadway (proposed westbound lanes) between Baxter and Larue. 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: Spring 2018

Eastbound traffic remains in the inside lane as the contractor finishes ditch and slope repairs. Cleanup is ongoing on the south side of the roadway. Both eastbound travel lanes will open to traffic when work is finished.

The easternmost access to FM 315 and Downtown Poynor is closed. Motorists must use the westernmost access for FM 315 and Poynor.

This Phase II project is expanding US 175 from two lanes to a four-lane divided with a depressed median. The project limits stretch 4.7 miles ending just east of FM 315 in Poynor. The speed limit has been set at 60 mph. A portion of this phase is being built on new location around the south side of Poynor. This is a mobility project to add capacity and improve safety and includes adding one lane in each direction.

US 175 Widening Project (Phase III) in Anderson County

  • Limits: From 0.85 mile E of FM 315 in Poynor SE to .5 mile NW of SH 155 at Frankston
  • Contractor: A.L. Helmcamp, Inc.
  • Cost: $27.6 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: October 2019

A traffic switch is planned for Tuesday, May 15, to allow the contractor to build a detour to move current eastbound traffic to the westbound lanes. This work will take about a week to complete with traffic routed to the northernmost westbound lane, and the southernmost eastbound lane. Once the detour is complete, the project moves into Phase II with traffic traveling along the westbound lanes with work conducted in the eastbound lanes. Other work includes grading the north end of the project from CR 301 to Cemetery Road and maintaining drainage. Driveway work is being conducted between CR 301 to Cemetery Road. Storm-water control measures are also being maintained throughout the project limits. The project is expanding US 175 from two lanes to a four-lane divided highway with a depressed median.  

Rusk County – Base repairs will be performed on SH 322 from US 259 to FM 2011, then moving to FM 2276 from FM 1249 to the Gregg County line. Expect lane closures with flaggers and a pilot car providing traffic control.

Smith County – Pavement repairs are scheduled for SH 110 inside Loop 323 around the 2700 Block of Gentry Parkway. Expect lane closures with arrow boards and cones in place for traffic control. Ditch maintenance will continue on various roadways around the county. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control at all work locations. 

Smith County construction projects updates:

FM 346 Bridge Replacement Project (New Project)

  • Limits: FM 346 at Prairie Creek, south of Lake Tyler
  • Contractor: Stateline Construction, LLC
  • Cost: $2.0 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Spring 2019

The contractor will be setting barricades, installing erosion control, and preparing ROW.  The project is replacing the existing bridge with a wider one.

Legacy Trails – Hike and Bike Trail Development

  • Limits: West Trail: Three Lakes Pkwy to FM 2813East Trail: Three Lake Pkwy to Cumberland Rd
  • Contractor: Reynolds & Kay LTD.
  • Cost: $4.6 Million
  • Anticipated Completion Date:  Spring 2019

No lane closures are expected as sidewalk construction continues on the West Trail from Three Lakes Parkway to FM 2813. Sidewalk construction also continues along the Oncor easement between Dueling Oaks and Cumberland Rd. The project consists of constructing 4.4 miles of hike and bike trails in Southwest Tyler. It includes the construction of parking lots, driveways, landscaping, pedestrian ramps, crosswalks and drainage structures along the 10-foot wide hike and bike trails.

FM 849 Bridge Replacement Project

  • Limits: FM 849 at I-20
  • Contractor: Longview Bridge & Road, Ltd., of Longview
  • Cost: $4.6 Million
  • Anticipated Completion Date:  Spring 2018

The contractor continues to establish vegetation and perform final cleanup activities. No lane closures are planned.This is an emergency bridge replacement project consisting of removing the existing steel and concrete structure and replacing it with a new 4-span reinforced concrete structure. Work also includes the widening of the bridge approaches and improvements to the I-20 ramps.

FM 850 Bridge Replacement Project

  • Limits: FM 850 at Mud Creek just east of FM 21
  • Contractor: Stateline Construction
  • Cost: $1.1 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2018

The contractor is performing project cleanup activities on this project to replace the old bridge.

US 271 Mill and Inlay Project

  • Limits: From 0.4 miles south of Spur 147 at Oakwood St., south to SH 64/Fifth St. in Tyler
  • Contractor: Clark Construction of Texas, Inc. from San Antonio
  • Cost: $2.1 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Spring 2018

The contractor continues to work on final project items. The project consists of base repairs, planing, applying a hot mix surface and striping. No lane closures planned.

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

Embankment, subgrade, drainage and retaining wall work is ongoing on the north side of the roadway with no planned lane closures. The speed limit is 55 mph during construction to widen Spur 248 from two lanes to a four-lane divided roadway with a flush median.

I-20 Resurfacing Project

  • Limits: From US 69 to FM 14 WB only
  • Contractor: Clark Construction
  • Cost: $2.9 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Spring 2018

The contractor has implemented cleanup operations. No lane closures are expected on this project that is placing a new Porous Friction Course (PFC) surface in the westbound lanes and upgrading the MBGF along this stretch of I-20.

Turn Lanes Project

  • Limits: Various locations throughout Tyler
  • Contractor: Lonestar Equipment Company, Inc.
  • Cost: $2.4 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2018

The Tyler Police Department will assist with traffic control from 8:30 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, May 15, as the contractor activates the new traffic signals. Nighttime lane closures are planned as work continues on Broadway Ave. and South Town Drive. On Wednesday and Thursday nights, May 16 and 17, the southbound outside lane of Broadway Ave., and South Town Drive west of Broadway, will be closed to traffic as paving operations are conducted. Work is scheduled from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. each night. Work to construct the right turn lane at Grande Blvd. and Old Jacksonville Highway continues with daytime lane closures from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The project is removing the existing medians to extend the turn lanes and adding right turn lanes to various intersections in Tyler. Work locations include US 69, Cumberland Road, Independence, South Donnybrook, Rice, South Town and wrap up at Grande and FM 2493.

Van Zandt County – Spot sealing operations will be implemented on FM 1651. Crews will also be placing an overlay on FM 2339. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control at both locations.

Van Zandt County construction projects updates:

I-20 Westbound Exit Ramp at FM 314 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 2018

Phase III continues with work to install the I-20 Exit Ramp. Expect daily lane closures on the frontage road. WB Frontage Road is open at CR 4930. The project consists of reconstructing the frontage road and building a new exit ramp 1.13 miles east of FM 314.

I-20 Safety Work

  • Limits: From Kaufman County Line going east to SH 19, etc.
  • Contractor: FNH Construction, LLC
  • Cost: $2.4 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2018

No work this week but the week of May 21, the contractor will continue work on the I-20 Frontage Roads from Jim Hogg Road to the Van Zandt/Kaufman county lines.

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 will be performing pavement repairs and driveway work near Horsley Creek. Expect single lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control. Minor delays are expected.

SH 243 Widening Project

  • Limits: From SH 198 east to SH 64 in Canton
  • Contractor: Longview Bridge and Road
  • Cost: $6.2 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: June 2018

Structure and road widening work is ongoing on the north side of the road. Expect delays with a pilot vehicle and flaggers controlling traffic. The project is widening the roadway from two to four lanes with a flush median, curb and gutter, and storm drain.

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 continue roadway rehabilitation and widening work. Cross-structure and driveway activities are ongoing throughout the project limits. Expect delays with a pilot vehicle and flaggers controlling traffic.

FM 1652 Rehab Project

  • Limits: FM 17 south of Grand Saline, southward to FM 1255 northwest of Oakland
  • Contractor: Highway 19 Construction, LLC
  • Cost: $4.48 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2018

The contractor is performing roadway rehabilitation and widening on a two-mile section on the south end of the roadway. Driveway and cross structure work is ongoing on this rehab project that is widening the existing roadway and includes structure work. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control.

FM 1653 Rehab Project

  • Limits: SH 64 near Ben Wheeler, southwest to FM 858 at Martin Mills
  • Contractor: Drewery Construction Company, Inc., of Nacogdoches
  • Cost: $3.97 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2018

Work continues on cross structures. Expect lane closures and delays with flaggers providing traffic control. The project is rehabilitating and widening the existing roadway.

FM 1861 Rehab Project

  • Limits: From SH 19 to FM 2339
  • Contractor: A.L. Helmcamp, of Buffalo, TX
  • Cost: $2.44 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2018

The contractor will continue rehabilitating and widening the existing roadway. Expect lane closures and delays with flaggers providing traffic control.

County Road 1825 Bridge Replacement Project

  • Limits: CR 1825 at UPRR .01 miles S of US 80 to SW of Grand Saline
  • Contractor: Longview Bridge and Road, Ltd.
  • Cost: $1.5 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2018

Work continues to install the retaining wall on this project to replace the railroad overpass and approaches. Bridge deck work is underway. There is minimal impact on traffic. The roadway is closed at this location.

Wood County – Ditch maintenance is planned for Spur 514. Pavement level up operations will be conducted on FM 14. Expect lane closures 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: Spring 2018 for FM 2869; Late Summer 2018 for all work

The contractor is conducting structure and driveway work on SH 182. Expect single lane closures and minor delays with flaggers providing traffic control. Work also continues on the cross structures on FM 49 with lane closures and minor delays possible.

I-20 Total Maintenance Contract                                                    

•           Limits: Gregg, Smith and Van Zandt counties

•           Contractor: Firemen Excavation

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

-             Guardrail Repairs: Tuesday and Wednesday through all three counties

-             Sign Maintenance: Wednesday and Thursday in all three counties

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