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03/28/08 - East Texas

Maintenance Work Scheduled For Cherokee, Rusk, Smith Counties

Beginning Tuesday, Texas Department of Transportation maintenance crews are scheduled to be at work in the following locations:

Cherokee County

TxDOT's mill-and-inlay crew are scheduled to begin two weeks of work on US 79 between Jacksonville and New Summerfield beginning Tuesday.

The work, which features a two-part convoy grinding up the old pavement and replacing it with fresh hot mix, is scheduled to last for two weeks.

Daytime lane closures will be in effect in various locations along US 79.

Flaggers will be in place to control traffic in two-lane areas.

Motorists should seek alternate routes if possible to avoid delays.

A second crew will be performing edge-seal operations* at these locations on Tuesday, weather permitting:

FM 2753 between US 84 and FM 1662;

FM 2420 between FM 235 and FM 839,

and FM 2274  between US 79 and FM 856

Rusk County

The edge-seal operation continues on Wednesday on FM 3055 between US 84 and the end of state maintenance.

Smith County

On Thursday and Friday, the edge-seal crew is scheduled to be working on:

FM 16 between SH 155 and US 271,

FM 15 between SH 135 and SH 64,

FM 345 between SH 135 and end of state maintenance, and FM 317 between FM 315 and FM 314

Cathryn Khalil, reporting.

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