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East Texas roadwork for the week of June 4

Released by the Texas Department of Transportation: 

TYLER – Here's a look at work planned in the district during the Week of June 4, 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.

Motorists are encouraged to take alternate routes to avoid significant delays, Saturday, June 2, during a traffic switch for the SH 149 project at the Sabine River in Gregg County. Starting at 8 a.m., Saturday, the contractor will be moving traffic to the east side of the roadway, kicking off Phase III work for the project. The switch should be completed by mid-afternoon. Caution is advised as traffic acclimates to the change in traffic pattern. Additional information is available in the Gregg County section of this news release.

Districtwide seal coat operations are ongoing in the Tyler District. Motorists should expect lane closures and delays during this work to seal and protect roadways from water, and provide a longer life cycle. Because the time to complete work on each roadway is estimated, these schedules are subject to change.

The schedule for the week is as follows:

-        SH 64 from the Smith County line going east to Henderson – Friday, Saturday, and Monday

-        FM 838 from the Smith County line eastward to the Rusk County line – Tuesday

-        FM 918 from SH 42 at Sexton City east to US 259 at Pitner Junction in Rusk County – Tuesday, Wednesday

-        SH 322 in Henderson from FM 2011 at the Gregg County line moving southward to US 259 in Henderson – Wednesday

-        FM 1249 in Rusk County from SH 322 to the Smith County line – Thursday

-        FM 850 in Rusk County from SH 322 to US 259 – Friday

Anderson County – Palestine Maintenance will be performing hot mix overlay operations on FM 19 between County Road 326 and the City of Frankston. Expect lane closures 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

Expect lane closures as the contractor continues to perform closeout activities on this job. 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

Seal coat operations are underway to be followed by the application of a hot mix asphalt surface. Expect daily lane closures. Motorists should be aware of turning truck traffic as well. 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

The contractor is scheduled to shift the travel lanes to the west side of the roadway eliminating the southbound right shoulder. A temporary traffic barrier will be set to close a portion of the roadway on the northbound travel lanes. Lane widths will be reduced for the length of the detour with the outside shoulders being eliminated during the project’s three phases. The speed limit has been reduced to 60 mph. Motorists should expect occasional lane closures once the switch has been made with one-way traffic in both directions until the project is completed. The project includes, cleaning and painting steel girders, bridge rail replacement, and a concrete overlay of the existing bridge deck.

Cherokee County  The Special Jobs Crew joins Cherokee County crews to conduct seal coat operations on FM 2708, FM 1089, and FM 2750 as well as at various locations on US 69 between Alto and Wells. Expect lane closures at all locations with flaggers and a pilot vehicle providing 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 are ongoing as the project nears completion.

Gregg County – Crews are scheduled to conduct shoulder work on SH 31 from FM 349 to FM 2205. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control.

Gregg County construction projects updates:           

I-20 Eastbound Lanes Overlay (New Project)

Limits: 0.5 miles west of SH 135 to 0.5 miles west of SH 31

Contractor: Madden Contracting Co., LLC

Cost: $2.45 million

Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2018

On Monday, June 4, the eastbound entrance ramp to I-20 from SH 135 will be closed to all traffic. Alternate routes are SH 42 or FM 3052 to travel eastbound on I-20 from this location. Project work kicks off with the contractor installing Metal Beam Guard Fence (MBGF) this week. The project consists of milling and overlaying the I-20 eastbound lanes and installing Metal Beam Guard Fence. Motorists can expect lane closures and delays. Alternate routes are recommended.

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: Summer 2018

Phase II construction is being conducted 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

The project moves into Phase III work on Saturday, June 2, when traffic is moved to the east side of the roadway. Motorists should expect delays during the switch and as traffic acclimates to the change in configuration. Traffic is reduced to one lane each direction over the Sabine River Bridge for the next month 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 – Athens Maintenance will continue surface repairs on BU 31 between Loop 7 and Downtown Athens. A second crew will conduct edge work on various roads on the east end of the county. 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 old striping and short line and working to replace stop bars and cross walks on this project 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 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

Hot mix paving resume Thursday, June 7, on the westbound lanes from Baxter to one mile east of Larue. Caution advised as trucks enter and exit the work zone. 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. 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: Summer 2018

Eastbound traffic has been opened to a two-lane configuration. The easternmost access to FM 315 and Downtown Poynor is now open to traffic. Closeout activities are ongoing in various locations. 

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

With traffic now running along the westbound lanes as work is conducted in the eastbound lanes, the contractor is set to begin work in the two southern most lanes from Elm St. to CR 4236, and from CR 301 to Cemetery Road in preparation for storm-water and culvert installation. Clearing and grubbing also continue for culvert installation and storm-water on the south side of the roadway. The project is expanding US 175 from two lanes to a four-lane divided highway with a depressed median.  

Rusk County – Base repair work is ongoing on FM 2276 near the Gregg County line, and on SH 322 from US 259 to FM 2011. Expect lane closures with flaggers and a pilot car providing traffic control.

Smith County – Crews will continue edge repairs on SH 110N just north of FM 724. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control. Ditch maintenance will be conducted on the I-20 Service Road at Barber Road. No lane closures expected.

Smith County construction projects updates:

US 69 Resurfacing Project (New Project)

  • Limits: From FM 346, south to the Cherokee County Line
  • Contractor: Drewery Construction Co. Inc.
  • Cost: $3.6 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2018

The contractor will be installing barricades and signage. The project is performing pavement repairs and placing a new Porous Friction Course (PFC) surface.

CR 356 & CR 234 Bridge Replacement Project (New Project)

  • Limits: CR 356 at Simpson Creek, east of Winona; CR 234 at Mud Creek
  • Contractor: Stateline Construction, LLC
  • Cost: $800,000.00
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Spring 2019

Substructure work starts this week. Both roadways are closed with detours in place. The project replaces the existing bridges with wider ones. 

FM 346 Bridge Replacement Project

  • Limits: FM 346 at Prairie Creek, south of Lake Tyler
  • Contractor: Stateline Construction, LLC
  • Cost: $2 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Spring 2019

The contractor is set to begin earthwork on the bridge approaches. The speed limit through the work zone has been reduced to 45 mph. 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 will be 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 activities. 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

Work continues at Broadway Ave. and South Town Drive with daytime lane closures possible. Work is also ongoing at Grande Blvd. and Old Jacksonville Highway. Expect daytime lane closures to continue from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for work to build the right turn lanes.

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 – Crews will be conducting mill and inlay operations on SH 64, then moving to US 80 east of SH 19. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control at both locations.

Van Zandt County construction projects updates:

County Road Bridge Replacement Project

  • Limits: CR 3415 at Giladon Creek, CR 1903 at Mill Creek Relief, CR 2142 at Caney Creek
  • Contractor: B & E Construction, Inc.
  • Cost: $904,800.00
  • Anticipated Completion Date: December 2018

This project consists of the replacement of three county road bridges in Van Zandt County. The CR 1903 Bridge at Mill Creek Relief is closed to through traffic. The road will remain closed for the duration of construction.

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

With the new I-20 Exit Ramp installed at FM 314, the contractor continues project cleanup. The EB Frontage road remains closed for guardrail and rip rap work east of the I-20 exit ramp. The WB FrontageRoad is open at CR 4930. The project consists of reconstructing the frontage road and building a newexit 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

Work to remove and install Metal Beam Guard Fence and concrete mow strip along the I-20 Frontage Roads continues in Smith County. Expect single lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control. Brief delays can be expected.

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 implementing mobile striping operations on this roadway widening project, and will begin cleanup activities from I-20 to SH 64.  Expect minor delays with lane closures possible.

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

The contractor is performing roadway rehab and widening operations on this project. Work continues on cross structures. Expect lane closures and delays with flaggers providing traffic control.

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

The contractor continues work on the retaining wall and the bridge on this project to replace the railroad overpass and approaches. There is minimal impact on traffic. The roadway is closed at this location.

Wood County – Overlay operations will continue on FM 1254. Crews will also conduct pavement leveling on FM 14, and address drainage on FM 1799. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control at all locations.

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

-             Herbicide Operations: Main lane moving operations daily

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