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East Texas roadwork for the week of July 23

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TYLER, Texas – Here is a looaworplanneithdistrict durinthWeeoJul232018Schedules are subjecto changdutweather conditionsequipmenfailure or otheunforeseeissues. Slodowand payattentiowhen traveling througwork zones.

Motorists shoulprepare folane closureoI-2 throughouthweeathe contractofothTol49 LindaleRelieRoutproject conducts bridge painting operations. The closurewilbimplementefrom 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.,Mondathru Thursdayanfrom 9 a.mt1p.m. Work will be moving from I-20 westbound to eastbound to paint the bridge railing and beams for the Toll 49 mainlane bridge and the northbound bridge ramp. Additionally,shoulder closureare sefoU6at thTol4intersection fowork olarge signsWorwilbperformedMonday and Tuesdastartinwitthnorthbound shoulder.

Summer seal coaoperations continuithTyleDistrictMotorists shoulexpect lane closureandelaysduring thiworto seaanprotect roadways frowater, anprovide a longelife cycleBecause thtime tocompletwork oeach roadwaiestimatedthese schedules are subjecto change.

Upcominwork iafollowiHendersoCounty:

-        Sat., July 21: F201 froF315 tthVaZandCountline

-        Mon.Jul23F60froS3tF317

-        Tues., July 24F31froS31 iAthens eastone milwest oF1803/MuscadinBridge

-        Wed.July 25: FM 3054 from SH 198 to RM 2329

-        Thurs. – Sat., July 26-28: BU 31 in Athens from just off the Downtown Square to Loop 7

-        Sun. – Tues., July 29-31: FM 2494 from BU 175 in Athens south to FM 753

AndersoCount– Crewplan to continue edgwork oS29betweeElkhart anF228Base repairswilbe conducted oF181froF2022 tF323anoF32betweeF181anSH 294. Expectlane closurewitflaggers managintraffic control.

Anderson County construction projects updates:

U7NeLanConstructioProject

·       LimitsFrom 1.6 milesouthwesoLoo256 iPalestine souttthTrinity River

·       ContractorLongvieBridganRoadLtd.oLongview

·       Cost: $42.7 million

·       AnticipateCompletioDateSummer 2018

The contractocontinues closeouactivitieothiproject to expand a 5.3-mile sectiooUS 7frotwlaneto a four-landividehighwawith a continuouleft-turlanand a depressed median.

SH 19 Widening Project

·       LimitsFrom 3.6 miles N oF837 (HendersoColine) south t.4 mile N oF32aMontalba

·       ContractorBiCreeConstructiooHewitt

·       Cost: $12.5 million

·       AnticipateCompletioDateSumme2018

The contractois preparinfothstarohot mipavinoperations. Expect lanes closures daily anwatch forturnintructraffic. Thproject iwideninthe roadwawith thadditioof shoulders anpassing lanes. Theposted speed limii55 mph.

U7aUPROverpasProject

·       Limits1.5 mileeast of F257t.5 milepast UPROverpass

·       ContractorDrewery ConstructioCompanyInc.oNacogdoches

·       Cost: $1.6 million

·       AnticipateCompletioDateSeptember 2018

The southbound right shouldeis closefoplacemenof concrete traffibarriers across thbridgto facilitateworothbridge raianMetaBeaGuard FenceThwork wileliminate the southbound shoulder. Thespeed limihas been reducet6 mphThprojecincludes, cleaninanpainting steel girders, bridge rail replacementand a concretoverlaothexistinbridgdeck.

CherokeCounty – Crewplan to continue homix bladoverlay operationoF74betweeU84 andU79Expect lane closurewitflaggerproviding traffic control.

CherokeCounty constructioprojectupdates:

U6Widening through Wells

·       LimitsFrom 2 milenortoF124iWellssoutt0.9 miles soutoF1247

·       ContractorLongvieBridganRoadLtd.oLongview

·       Cost: $17.6 million

·       AnticipateCompletioDateDecembe2018

The contractor continues to conduct earthwork, curb and gutter, and block sod on the west side of the roadway. Thproject iwideninU69 througWellfrotwlanes tfoulanewitnew curb angutteand a two-walefturn lane througtownThere are minimaimpacts otrafficThspeelimihas been reduceothenorthern enothe projecuntiwork is completed.

GregCounty – Crewplato perform base repairs on SH 135 from south of the Traffic Circle to the Rusk County line. The concrete paving will be removed and the roadway resurfaced. Expect lane closurewithflaggers managintraffic control.

GregCounty constructioprojectupdates:

S300/GilmeRoad Overlay

·       LimitsU8 tF2275/GeorgRicheRoad

·       ContractorMaddeContractinCompany, LLC

·       Cost: $6.6 million

·       AnticipateCompletioDateEnoSummer 2018

Alternating nighttime lane closures can be expected Sunday through Thursday nights. Work will be conducted from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., starting Sunday. The project includes placing a hot mix overlay and installing new pavement markings on the roadway from US 80 to FM 2275/George Richey Road.

I-20  EastbounLaneOverlay

·       Limits.5 milewest oS13t.5 milewest oS31

  • ContractorMaddeContractinCo.LLC
  • Cost: $2.5 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2018

The contractor plans to place asphalt on the roadway. The project consists of milling and overlaying the I-20 eastbound lanes and installing Metal Beam Guard Fence. Expect lane closures and delays.

S13Kilgore Overlay

·       LimitsFroNortof TraffiCircle iKilgore to .5 milenortoS31

·       ContractorMaddeContractinCompany, LLC

·       Cost: $2.4 million

·       AnticipateCompletioDateEnoSummer 2018

Thproject iiPhasII constructiowitonlanonlfor southbound traffithroughouthproject limits.Bridge raiwork ibeing conducteothwest sidothe roaothiproject toverlaS13frojust northothKilgore Circltjust nortoS3intersectionMotorists shoulexpect delays. Worincludehot mixoverlaynepavement markings, nebridge raianneMetaBeaGuard Fence.

U8WideniniGladewater

·       LimitsLoo48tLockePlanRoad

·       ContractorLongvieBridganRoad

·       Cost: $3.5 million

·       AnticipateCompletioDateSummer 2018

Phase II construction continuewith the roadway reducetonlanotravefor botwestbounand eastboundtrafficWorcontinueon storm sewer, curb angutteranflex-base othnorth sidothe roadwayThprojectconsistowideninU8 tfouthrouglanewith a lefturn lanfroLoo48tLockePlant Road.

Loo28aF1845/PinTreRoad

·       LimitsFroU8 tShofneDrive

·       ContractorLongvieBridganRoadLtd.oLongview

·       Cost: $4.5 million

·       AnticipateCompletioDateSumme2018

Expect singllane closureathe contractor conductworothiprojectTraffiiiitfinalane configurationieach directionThprojecincludewideninthe roadway, installinstordraingrading anbase work, curbangutter, raised medians, surface, signs anpavement markings.

S14at SabinRiver

·       LimitsFrom S32tapproximatelonhalf-milnortothSabinRiveBridge

·       ContractorGibsoanAssociates

·       Cost: $3.1 million

·       Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2018

Traffic is in the normal configuration with two lanes flowing in each direction. Expect alternating lane closures daily as the contractor continues work on the project. The project includes constructing new rails and sidewalk on the bridge, increasing its load carrying capacity, and installing new guardrail on I-20.

HendersoCounty – Crewplatperform milaninlaoperationoS31iTrinidad. Additionally, base repairs wilbe conducteon FM 1616 between FM 2752 and FM 773 in Murchison. Expect lane closurewithflaggers providing traffic controat allocations.

HendersoCounty constructioprojects updates:

S3OverlaProject

·       LimitsFrom F3204 E t.5 mileWest oF31iChandler

·       ContractorBiCreeConstructiooHewitt

·       Cost: $2.Million

·       AnticipateCompletioDateFal2018

Milaninlay operations continue with daily lane closures. Thproject consistobase repairs, milaninlay,seal coating, surface hot mixMetaBeaGuard Fence upgradesanthe installatioof signs anpavement markings.

StripinOperations

·       LimitsS33from CedaCreeReservoiBridgteast oS198S19froKaufman CountLinto soutof CedaCreeReservoir Bridge - cement sectiononly

·       ContractorStripinTechnologyLP

  • Cost: $153,363.00

·       AnticipateCompletioDateSummer 2018

Work continues to remove old striping and short line and to replace stobarand cross walkon thiprojecinthGuBarreCitareaThwork includewateblast removaotholthermos-striping, buttonand shorline(stobarsyielbars, arrows, wordageetc.)Once tholstripinis removedthe roadwaywilbe restripewithpainfirstthewitthermo-stripeThinstallatioonebuttonand shorlinwilfollowSignagnotifying motoristothiprojechavbeeinstallealonthprojeclimitand variouothelocations.

S1WideninProject

·       LimitsF161South t.3 miles soutoCooCreek

·       ContractorA.LHelmcamp

·       Cost: 4.9 million

·       AnticipateCompletioDateSprin2019

The contractois working on the northbound side of the roadway stripping topsoil and performing dirt work to add the shoulders. The contractor has started cementreating subgradfothe shouldewideninothnorthboundsidof the roadwayExpecdaily lane closures. The speelimihas been reduced t6 mpfothduratioothe projecwhich consistoaddin1-foot shoulders obotthnorthbounand southbountravelanes.

U17WideninProject (Phase I)

·       LimitsFrom 0.1 milSoF80neaBaxteSt1.1 miles E oLoo60aLarue

·       ContractorA.LHelmcampIncanBiCreeConstruction

·       Cost: $39.2 million

·       AnticipateCompletioDateSeptember 2018

Hot mipaving and seal coat operations continuothwestbounlanefroBaxtetone mileast oLarue.Watch for truckentering and exiting thwork zone. Expect brief delays in construction areas around county roads 4710, 4712, 4713, 4719, and 4720 as well as Loop 60. Thspeelimiis 55 mpon thiproject texpandU17frotwlanes to a four-lane dividehighwawith a depressed median.

U17WideninProject (Phase II)

·       LimitsFrom 1.1 miles E oLoo60aLarut.85 mile E oF31aPoynor

·       ContractorSundConstructionInc.oSaAntonio

·       Cost: $37.8 million

·       AnticipateCompletioDateSummer 2018

Eastbountraffic iopeto a two-lane configurationTheasternmost access tF31anDowntownPoynoinoopettraffic. Closeout activitieare ongoinivarioulocations.

ThiPhase II project iexpandinU17frotwlanes to a four-landivided highway with a depressedmedian. Thproject limits stretch 4.7 mileendinjust easoF31iPoynor. The speelimit habeen seat60 mph. A portioothiphase ibeinbuilt onelocatioarounthe south sidoPoynor. Thiis a mobilityprojectadd capacitanimprove safetanincludeaddinonlanieach direction.

U17WideninProject (Phase III) iAndersoCounty

·       LimitsFrom 0.85 mile E oF31iPoynoSt.5 milNoS15aFrankston

·       ContractorA.LHelmcampInc.

·       Cost: $27.6 million

·       AnticipateCompletioDateOctobe2019

Traffiiothwestbounlaneaaundividehighway runnineast/west awork is conducted in the eastboundlanesThe contractoiinstallindriveway pipanbox culvertin thtwo southern most lanes froElSttoCemetery RoadInstallation requirethe contractoto clear/gruanexcavateSW3items are continuouslyinstalleothproject which iexpandinU17frotwlanes to a four-landividehighwawith a depressedmedian.

RusCounty – Crewplan to continuedge maintenance oF85 froU25tS4awelas edgandditch maintenance oS4froF918 tF2012Expect lane closurewitflaggers and a pilot carproviding traffic control.

US 259 Overlay (New Project)

  • Limits: From US 79 in Henderson to Jarrell Creek (2.8 miles north of FM 1798)
  • Contractor: Madden Contracting Company, LLC
  • Cost: $5.2 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: October 2018

The contractor will conduct mill and inlay operations in the US 259 northbound lane only. The project includes milling, applying a hot mix overlay, and installing new pavement markings on the roadway. Expect delays!

Smith County – Maintenance anSpeciaCrewplan to conduct seacoaoperations on F201betweeFM1anF14. Operations then move to SH 110 inside Loop 323 from Gentry to the Loop. Expect lane closureswitflaggers providintraffic control.

SmitCounty constructioprojectupdates:

I-20 Ramp Improvement Project (New Project)

  • Limits: From US 69 to Jim Hogg Road
  • Contractor: Longview Bridge and Road, Ltd.
  • Cost: $14.8 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2020

The contractor will be placing concrete traffic barrier on I-20 using daily lane closures and clearing right of way. The project consists of ramp improvements and construction of frontage roads.

U6ResurfacinProject

·       LimitsFrom F346souttthCherokeCounty Line

·       ContractorDrewery ConstructioCoInc.

·       Cost: $3.6 million

·       AnticipateCompletioDateFal2018

Expect FM 344 entrance and exit ramp closures throughout the week. The contractowilbperforminmill and inlay operationothe mainlaneiBullard neaF34utilizindaily lane closures. Thproject consistofpavemenrepaianplacing a nePermeablFrictioCourse (PFC) surface.

C356 & C23BridgReplacemenProject

·       LimitsC35aSimpsoCreek, easoWinonaC23aMuCreek

·       ContractorStatelinConstructionLLC

·       Cost: $80,000.00

·       AnticipateCompletioDate: Sprin2019

The contractor will continue bridge substructure construction and riprap placement at both locations. Thprojectis replacing thexistinbridgewitwideones.

F34BridgReplacemenProject

·       LimitsF34aPrairiCreek, soutoLake Tyler

·       ContractorStatelinConstructionLLC

·       Cost: $2 million

·       AnticipateCompletioDateSprin2019

The contractois performinearthwork operationothbridgapproaches. The speed limithrougthe workzonhabeen reduced t45 mphThproject is replacing thexistinbridgwith a wideone.

LegacTrails – HikanBikTraiDevelopment

·       LimitsWest TrailThreLakePkwtF2813East TrailThreLakPkwtCumberlanRd

·       ContractorReynolds & Kay LTD.

·       Cost: $4.6 million

·       AnticipateCompletioDate:  Sprin2019

No lane closures are planned as the contractor continues sidewalk construction along the East Trail between Princedale and Cumberland Road. 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.

F85 BridgReplacemenProject

·       LimitsF85aMuCreejust easoF21

·       ContractorStatelinConstruction

·       Cost: $1.1 million

·       AnticipateCompletioDateSumme2018

No work is scheduled on this bridge replacemenproject.

Spu248 WideninProject

·       LimitsFrom 1.75 milewest oF848/OlOmeRoagoineastS64 southeasoTyler

·       ContractorLonestaEquipmenCompanyInc.

·       Cost: $8.6 million

·       AnticipateCompletioDateSumme2018

Lane closures are possible athe contractor conducts cleanup activities. The speelimii55 mpduring constructiotwideSpu24frotwlanes to a four-landivided roadwawith a flush median.

Turn LaneProject

·       LimitsVarious locations throughouTyler

·       ContractorLonestaEquipmenCompanyInc.

·       Cost: $2.4 million

·       AnticipateCompletioDateSumme2018

Work continueto construct righturn laneoGrandBoulevard at Old JacksonvillHighwayExpect daytimelane closurefrom 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.mThproject is removinthe existing mediantextend thturn lanes andadding righturn lanetvariouintersectioniTyler. WorlocationincludU69CumberlanRoad,IndependenceSoutDonnybrookRiceSoutTowanwrauaGrandanF2493.

VaZandCounty – Crewplan tperform base repairs on the I-20 Service Roads between Mile Markers 540 and 542. Expect closures!

VaZandCounty constructioprojectupdates:

S6WideninProjec(NeProject)

·       LimitsFroF1tF858

·       Contractor: BiCreeConstructioof HewittTX

·       Cost$9.6 million

·       AnticipateCompletioDateDecembe2019

Culvert work kicks off this week. Expect daily lane closures. The speed limit has been reduced to 60 and 50 mph along the limits. The project consists of grading, structure work, striping, sign upgrades, and widening the roadway with the addition of shoulders and passing lanes in each direction.  

F1aF31IntersectioImprovements

·       LimitsIntersectiooFM 1anFM 314

·       Contractor: ReynoldanKayLTD.

·       Cost$497,.

  • Anticipated Completion Date: October 2018

This project consists of paving and drainage improvements at the intersection. Traffic shift is in place with no lane closures anticipated. Periodic delays are possible.

County RoaBridgReplacemenProject

·       LimitsC341aGiladoCreek, C19aMilCreeReliefCR 214aCaneCreek

·       Contractor: B & E ConstructionInc.

  • Cost$94,8.

·       AnticipateCompletioDateDecembe218

Thiproject consistothe replacemenothree county roabridgeiVaZandt CountyWorisunderwaothe C190BridgaMilCreeReliewhiciclosefothduratioof construction.

I-20  WestbounExiRamp aF31RelocatioProject

·       LimitsFrom F31WExiRamp anFrontagRoad

·       ContractorLongvieBridganRoadLtd.oLongview

·       Cost: $4.6 million

·       AnticipateCompletioDateSumme2018

Thcontractoiconductinfinacleanuactivitieothiprojecthat consistoreconstructing thfrontage roadanbuilding a neexit ram1.13 mileeasoF314.

I-20   Safety Work

·       LimitsFrom KaufmaCountLingoineast tS19, etc.

·       ContractorFNConstructionLLC

·       Cost: $2.4 million

·       AnticipateCompletioDateFal2018

The contractois removinaninstallinMetaBeaGuard Fence anconcrete mow strialonF8inHendersoCounty. Expect lane closurewith a pilot car providintrafficontrol.

F31WideninProject

·       LimitsFroI-2 tthVaZandt/Henderson Countline

·       ContractorA.LHelmcampInc.oBuffalo

  • Cost: $11.9 million

·       AnticipateCompletioDateSumme2018

Cleanuactivities are being conducted froI-2 tS64Expect lane closures and minodelays.

S24WideninProject

·       LimitsFrom S19east tS6iCanton

·       ContractorLongvieBridganRoad

·       Cost: $6.2 million

·       AnticipateCompletioDateJun2018

Structure, roawideningandrivewaworkiongoinothnorth sidothe roadMinodelays cabe expectedThproject iwideninthe roadwafrotwtfour lanewith a flush median, curb angutterand storm drain.

F125WideninProject

·       LimitsFrom F31eastward tS19

·       ContractorLongvieBridganRoadLtd.oLongview

·       Cost: $5.8 million

·       AnticipateCompletioDateFal2018

The contractor continues roadway rehabilitatioanwideninwork. Cross-structure andrivewaactivities areongointhroughouthproject limitsExpect delaywith a pilovehiclanflaggers controllintraffic.

F165RehaProject

·       Limits: From FM 17 to FM 1255

·       Contractor: Highway 19 Construction, LLC

·       Cost: $4.5 million

·       Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2018

Rehabilitation and widening work is being conducted on a two-mile section on the south end of the roadway. Pavement base preparation is ongoing on this project that is widening the existing roadway and includes structure work. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control.

F165RehaProject

·       LimitsS6near BeWheeler, southwest tF85aMartiMills

·       ContractorDrewery ConstructioCompanyInc.oNacogdoches

·       Cost: $3.9 million

·       AnticipateCompletioDateFal2018

Roabase preparatioiunderwaothiproject that consistof rehabbinanwideninthe roadwayExpectlane closureandelaywitflaggers providintraffic control.

F186RehaProject

·       LimitsFrom S1tF2339

·       ContractorA.LHelmcampoBuffalo, TX

·       Cost: $2.4 million

·       AnticipateCompletioDateFal2018

Current work includes base preparation, dressing slopes, and bridge appurtenances. A temporary trafficsignalin conjunctiowith a pilot cariprovidintraffic controothiprojecthat consistof rehabilitatinganwideninthexisting roadwayExpect delays!

CountRoa182BridgReplacemenProject

·       LimitsC182aUPR.1 miles S oU8 tSoGranSaline

·       ContractorLongvieBridganRoadLtd.

·       Cost: $1.5 million

·       AnticipateCompletioDateFal2018

Woribeing conducteoabutmentsbeams, retaininwallanbridge railC182is closettraffiatherailroacrossinfothduratioof construction.

WooCounty – Crewplan to conduct pavemenlevelinoF14 anditch maintenance oF1804Expectlane closurewitflaggers providing traffic control.

WooCounty constructioprojectupdates:

S182etc.Safety TreatinProject

·       LimitsVarious Roads - Currenwork oF182 from F17 to SH 154

·       ContractorHighway 1ConstructionLLC.

·       Cost: $1.2 million

·       AnticipateCompletioDateFall 2018

The contractois conducting structure andrivewawork oS182. Expect singllane closureand minor delaywitflaggers providintraffic controlWoralso continueothF49 cross structures. Expect minordelayduto periodic single lane closurewitflaggers providintraffic control.

I-20  Total MaintenancContract

·       LimitsGreggSmitanVaZandt counties

·       ContractorFiremeExcavation

Routine maintenance activitieare ongoinoI-2 with movinoperationthroughouthweek:

-             DebriRemovalMondafrothe insidlane througalthree counties

-             DebriRemovalTuesdafrothoutsidlanthrougalthree counties

-             Guardrail RepairsTuesday anWednesdathrougalthree counties

-             Sign MaintenanceWednesday anThursdaialthree counties

-             HerbicidOperationsMainlane movinoperationdaily

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    Passengers evacuate after train collision

    Saturday, August 18 2018 10:48 PM EDT2018-08-19 02:48:17 GMT

    Some very un-nerving moments on an Amtrak passenger train Saturday as a collision brings the train to a stop and strands passengers for hours. The train collided with a car on Stephens road east of Hallsville, catching fire. It was an unlikely source that investigators say brought the Amtrak train with 145 passengers on board to a stop. "A vehicle was being towed over the tracks. The tow strap broke as luck would have it, the vehicle stopped right in the middle of the trac...

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    Some very un-nerving moments on an Amtrak passenger train Saturday as a collision brings the train to a stop and strands passengers for hours. The train collided with a car on Stephens road east of Hallsville, catching fire. It was an unlikely source that investigators say brought the Amtrak train with 145 passengers on board to a stop. "A vehicle was being towed over the t

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