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04/21/08 - Tyler

TXDOT To Close Willingham Road In Whitehouse

Construction crews are scheduled to temporarily close Willingham Road in Whitehouse at its intersection with FM 346 on Saturday, April 26, in conjunction with the ongoing project to expand FM 346 in that area.

Willingham will be widened to provide a future left-hand turn lane.

The closure is planned for a single day, weather permitting, between Shahan and FM 346.

The work to expand FM 346 through Whitehouse began in January 2007 and is expected to last through the summer of 2009.

The project, which calls for FM 346 to be widened to two lanes in each direction plus a continuous center turn lane between FM 2964 to the west and Hagan Road to the east, will add curb-and-gutter and ADA ramps throughout the project and upgrade signals at SH 110 and FM 848.

Construction of the new lanes has been conducted with few planned obstructions to traffic, since the new lanes are being built primarily to the south of the existing highway and out of the way of normal traffic.

Once those lanes are completed, traffic will be shifted onto them and the existing lanes will be demolished and rebuilt to match the newly constructed lanes.

TxDOT's Larry Krantz said he expected that shift to occur sometime this summer.

Cathryn Khalil, reporting. ckhalil@kltv.com

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