East Texas roadwork for the week of Jan. 14

East Texas roadwork for the week of Jan. 14
(Source: KLTV staff)

Released by the Texas Department of Transportation:

EAST TEXAS (KLTV) - TxDOT is planning to conduct the following construction and maintenance work throughout the district through Jan. 14, 2019. Schedules are subject to change due to weather conditions, equipment failure orother unforeseen issues. Slow down and pay attention when traveling through work zones.

Anderson County – Palestine maintenance crews plan to continue culvert and ditch cleaning operations on roadways around the county. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control.

Long line striping operations to upgrade roadway pavement markings are expected to continue Monday in Anderson County. Daytime work locations include: SE Loop 256; US 287 from SH 19 to Loop 256; US 287 from FM 2419 to FM 1817; SH 294W from US 79 to US 287; and SH 294E from US 287 to the Cherokee County line. Placement of short line markings and buttons is also ongoing.

Anderson County construction projects updates:

FM 2054 Widening Project

  • Limits: From FM 321 south to 0.866 miles south of County Road 2802
  • Contractor: A.L. Helmcamp, Inc.
  • Cost: $2.6 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: March 2019

The contractor continues work to extend the cross structures. The project is widening the roadway to eleven-foot lanes each direction with three-foot shoulders. It consists of widening the roadway, extending structures, replacing driveway pipes, sealcoat, surface mix, striping, and new roadway signage.

SH 19 Widening Project II

· Limits: From 3.6 miles N of FM 837 (Henderson Co. line) S to .4 mile N of FM 321 at Montalba

· Contractor: Big Creek Construction

· Cost: $12.5 million

· Anticipated Completion Date: January 2019

Closeout activities are ongoing for this project that’s widening the roadway by adding shoulders and passing lanes. Lane closures are possible. Watch for flaggers and turning construction traffic. The posted speed limit is 65 mph.

US 79 at UPRR Overpass Project

· Limits: From 1.5 miles east of FM 2574 to 0.5 miles past UPRR Overpass

· Contractor: Drewery Construction Company, Inc.

· Cost: $1.6 million

· Anticipated Completion Date: March 2019

A traffic switch is planned for Wednesday, January 16. The move will switch both lanes of traffic to the NB lane and shoulder, closing the SB lane and shoulder for the next phase of project work. Motorists are urged to use caution and slow down when approaching the overpass due to narrow lanes. Wide loads should seek alternate routes due to restrictions for oversized vehicles. There are no outlets available at the overpass. No vehicles over 8.5 feet wide are allowed at this time. Daily lane closures are possible. The speed limit has been reduced to 60 mph through this project that includes, cleaning and painting steel girders, bridge rail replacement, and a concrete overlay of the existing bridge deck.

US 287 Overlay Project

  • Limits: From 0.154 miles south of SH 294 in Elkhart, south to the Anderson/Houston County line
  • Contractor: Big Creek Construction
  • Cost: $4 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2019

Milling and hot mix operations are ongoing. Motorists can expect daily lane closures and delays. The speed limit has been reduced to 60 mph from just north of SH 294 southward to just south of the county line. The project consists of guard fence upgrades, base repair, mill & inlay, surface treatment, surface hot mix, and permanent striping.

US 287 Super 2 Project (New Project)

  • Limits: From just north of FM 2419 south to 1.7 miles north of SH 294 in Elkhart
  • Contractor: A.L. Helmcamp, Inc.
  • Cost: $6.1 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2020

The contractor is scheduled to begin work on extending cross structures and replacing driveway pipes. The project consists of base repair, treated sub-grade, asphaltic concrete pavement base (ACP), a one course surface treatment (OCST), permeable friction course (PFC) surface asphalt, upgrading structures, signs, and pavement markings.

Cherokee County Jacksonville and Rusk maintenance crews will continue to address ditch maintenance on roadways around the county. Work is planned for SH FM 347, SH 110 and US 84. Expect lane closures with flaggersproviding traffic control at all locations.

Long line striping operations to upgrade roadway pavement markings are expected to resume Monday in Cherokee County around Rusk and Alto. Daytime work locations include SH 21; US 84E from US 69 to SH 204; US 79 from SH 110 to the Rusk County line continuing into Rusk County; and US 69 from north of FM 2972 to south of FM 343. Placement of short line markings will also be ongoing.

Cherokee County construction projects updates:

US 79 Widening Project

  • Limits: From the Neches River to 1.2 miles northeast of FM 747
  • Contractor: Drewery Construction Co., Inc.
  • Cost: $8.2 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Spring 2020

The contractor is scheduled to start pavement operations this week. Expect daily lane closures and delays with a pilot car providing traffic control. The work zone speed limit is 60 mph. The project will widen the roadway to add passing lanes.

US 69 Widening Project 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.

· Cost: $17.6 million

· Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2019

The contractor is scheduled to perform earthwork and storm sewer operations on the east side of the roadway. The project is widening US 69 through Wells from two lanes to four lanes with new curb and gutter and acontinuous two-way left turn lane through town. There are minimal impacts on traffic. The speed limit reducedon the northern end until project completion.

US 84 Restoration in Rusk

  • Limits: From US 69 in Rusk to 0.46 miles east of SH 110
  • Contractor: Madden Contracting Company, LLC
  • Cost: $2.7 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2019

The contractor is scheduled to continue placement of underdrain. Expect daily lane closures. The project will place roadway underdrain and repave the roadway lane through town.

Gregg County Longview maintenance crews will continue overlay operations at various locations on FM 2275 from FM 3272 to US 271. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control during this work. Culvert maintenance also continues on SH 135 near the Kilgore Traffic Circle. Work is being conducted with a shoulder closure in place.

Gregg County construction projects updates:

FM 1252 Widening Project (New Project)

  • Limits: From a half-mile west of SH 135 to SH 135 at Liberty City
  • Contractor: Reynolds and Kay, LTD
  • Cost: $739,000.00
  • Anticipated Completion Date: May 2019

This project consists of widening FM 1252 with a center turn lane. The contractor will be starting on layouts for widening this week. The project includes cement treating base, widening, hot mix asphalt, surface treatment, extending culverts, and striping. Expect alternating lane closures.

SH 42 Rabbit Creek Bridge Repairs

  • Limits: One mile north of SH 31 at Rabbit Creek
  • Contractor: East Texas Bridge
  • Cost: $654,890.00
  • Anticipated Completion Date: January 2019

The contractor continues work placing rock riprap under the bridge and sealing bridge joints utilizing alternate lane closures. The project consists of bridge maintenance including painting steel girders and concrete patches. It also includes bridge joint repairs on the deck surface.

SH 135 Kilgore Overlay Project

· Limits: From north of Traffic Circle in Kilgore to .5 miles north of SH 31

· Contractor: Madden Contracting Company, LLC

· Cost: $2.4 million

· Anticipated Completion Date: January 2019

Closeout activities are ongoing. The project includes overlaying SH 135 from north of the Kilgore Traffic Circle to just north of SH 31 intersection. Project work includes a hot mix overlay, new pavement markings, new bridge rail andnew metal beam guard fence.

US 80 Widening in Gladewater

· Limits: From Loop 485 to Locker Plant Road

· Contractor: Longview Bridge and Road, Ltd.

· Cost: $3.5 million

· Anticipated Completion Date: January 2019

The contractor is working on striping and completing driveways as the project winds down. Expect alternating lane closures of both the eastbound and westbound lanes. The project consists of widening US 80 to four through laneswith 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.

· Cost: $4.5 million

· Anticipated Completion Date: January 2019

The contractor continues to work on final punch list activities with traffic in its final configuration. The projectincludes widening the roadway, installing storm drain, grading and base work, curb and gutter, raised medians,surface, signs and pavement markings.

Henderson County – Athens maintenance, and the Special Jobs crew, will continue milling operations on US 175E between FM 804 and Loop 7. Base repair work is ongoing on FM 316N between US 175W and Van Zandt County line, before moving to FM 1667 between SH 31W and the End of State Maintenance. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control.

Henderson County construction projects updates:

SH 31 Overlay Project

· Limits: From FM 3204 east to 0.5 miles west of FM 315 in Chandler

· Contractor: Big Creek Construction

· Cost: $2.7 million

· Anticipated Completion Date: January 2019

Final closeout activities continue on this project. Watch for construction traffic exiting and merging throughout the project limits. The project consists of base repairs, mill and inlay, seal coat, surface hot mix, guardrail upgrades, and the installation of signs and pavement markings.

SH 19 Widening Project III

· Limits: From FM 1615 south to 0.3 miles south of Coon Creek

· Contractor: A.L. Helmcamp, Inc.

· Cost: $4.9 million

· Anticipated Completion Date: Spring 2019

The contractor expects to start asphalt operations for driveways and backfilling pavement edges. Expect daily lane closures and take alternate routes to avoid delays. The speed limit has been reduced to 60 mph for the duration ofthe 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: February 2019

The contractor continues miscellaneous work and final cleanup activities. Expect lane closures and possible delays. The speed limit through this phase of work has been raised to 70 mph but drops to 60 mph just before LaPoynor School. This project expands US 175 from two lanes to a four-lane divided highway with a depressed median.

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: Fall 2019

Work is continues in the eastbound lanes. Driveway pipe, storm drain, and box culverts being placed in the two southern most lanes from Elm St. to Cemetery Rd. Clear/grub, demolishing existing culverts, and excavation work is ongoing. The contractor has begun cement treatment and flex-base operations on the west end of the project starting at Elm St. Installation and repair of SW3P items is ongoing on this project that to expand US 175 from two lanes to a four-lane divided highway with a depressed median.

Rusk County – Henderson maintenance crews will continue base repairs on FM 95 near the Nacogdoches County line. Mobile operations to remove temporary pavement markings are ongoing on SH 322, and getting underway on SH 42. Expect lane closures and delays with flaggers providing traffic control at all locations.

Long line striping operations to upgrade roadway pavement markings are expected to resume mid-week east of Henderson. Daytime work will be conducted on US 79 from the Cherokee County line to SH 42 continuing on into Cherokee County. Placement of short line markings and buttons will also be ongoing.

Rusk County construction projects updates:

FM 2658 Reconstruction (New Project)

  • Limits: From SH 43 to CR 2144
  • Contractor: Drewery Construction
  • Cost: $1.67 million

· Anticipated Completion Date: June 2019

Contractor will begin the process of reconstructing the roadway this week. This project consists of reconstructing the roadway from SH 43 to County Road 2144. Work will include scarifying and cement treatment of existing base, new flex base, two course surface treatment, and new pavement markings. Expect alternating lane closures and delays.

US 259 NB Overlay 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: January 2019

No work is scheduled for the week. The project includes milling, applying a hot mix overlay, and installing new pavement markings on the roadway.

SH 149 Overlay Project

  • Limits: From the Gregg County line south to Panola County line
  • Contractor: Madden Contracting Company, LLC
  • Cost: $6.3 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: March 2019

Sunday night, January 13, the contractor plans to start placing asphalt base repair. Expect alternating lane closures and delays during this work. The project includes pavement repair, milling, hot mix overlay, bridge rail replacement, and installing new pavement markings.

Smith County – Tyler Maintenance crews plan to conduct shouldering up operations on FM 1252 between FM 757 and Joy Wright Mountain Road. Ditch work will continue on FM 2015 between US 271 and I-20. Expect lane closures withflaggers providing traffic control at both locations.

Nighttime operations to upgrade pavement markings on roadways around Tyler will resume Sunday night with placement of Raised Reflective Pavement Markers. If weather conditions allow, long line striping and placement of short line markings will also resume mid-week. The contractor utilizes slow-moving mobile operations when installing new pavement markings. When weather permits, work is conducted from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., Sunday through Thursday nights. Brief delays are possible. Work locations are as follows:

- SH 31W from Loop 323 to Chandler/Henderson County line

- Loop 323 northwest and southwest

- FM 2493/Old Jacksonville Highway from FM 2813 to US 69/Broadway Ave.

- Spur 147/Gentry Pkwy. from US 271/Beckham Ave. to US 69/Glenwood Blvd.

Smith County construction projects updates:

Landscaping in Lindale and Troup

  • Limits: US 69 in Lindale and on FM 13 and FM 1089 in Troup
  • Contractor: Tight Line Construction, LLC
  • Cost: $131,480.00
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Spring 2019

No work is scheduled on this project that consists of landscaping various locations in Lindale and Troup.

FM 2015 Widening Project

  • Limits: From I- 20 Westbound Frontage Road, north to CR 313
  • Contractor: Longview Bridge and Road, Ltd.
  • Cost: $3 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2019

Crews are extending cross drainage structures, installing driveway culverts, and widening the roadway. Expect daily lane closures with flaggers and pilot car providing traffic control. The project includes roadway widening to construct a continuous left turn lane, and improving paving, drainage, striping, and signage.

US 69 Overpass at FM 346

  • Limits: At FM 346
  • Contractor: Longview Bridge & Road, Ltd.
  • Cost: $16.7 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2020

Drainage improvement operations are ongoing on this project that consists of building a new US 69 bridge over FM 346.

FM 2661 Widening Project

  • Limits: From SH 31 to SH 64
  • Contractor: Longview Bridge & Road, Ltd.
  • Cost: $2.8 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2019

Drainage improvement operations are being conducted on this project that consists of widening the existing road and improving drainage.

SH 31 Surfacing Project

  • Limits: From FM 850 to FM 757
  • Contractor: Drewery Construction Co. Inc.
  • Cost: $1.8 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2019

No work is scheduled for the week. The project consists of placing the ¾” Permeable Friction Course (PFC) and replacing the guard rail near FM 2908.

Legacy Trails – Hike and Bike Trail Development

· Limits: West Trail: Three Lakes Pkwy to FM 2813; East Trail: Three Lake Pkwy to Cumberland Rd

· Contractor: Reynolds & Kay, Ltd.

· Cost: $4.6 million

· Anticipated Completion Date: Spring 2019

Work continues alongside Oak Creek Blvd. The trail is not open to the public at this time. 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.

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: Spring 2019

Repairs are being performed on Spur 248 and FM 848 using daily lane closures. The project is widening Spur 248 from two lanes to a four-lane divided roadway with a flush median.

Turn Lanes Project

· Limits: Various locations throughout Tyler

· Contractor: Lonestar Equipment Company, Inc.

· Cost: $2.4 million

· Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2019

The contractor is scheduled to continue concrete work at these locations: Rice Rd. at Broadway Ave., Donnybrook Ave. at Broadway Ave., and Cumberland Rd. at Broadway Ave. 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 at Cumberland Rd., Independence Pl., Rice Rd., South Town Dr., and South Donnybrook Ave., and Grande Blvd. at Old Jacksonville Highway.

FM 346 Bridge Replacement Project

· Limits: From FM 346 at Prairie Creek, south of Lake Tyler

· Contractor: Stateline Construction, LLC

· Cost: $2 million

· Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2019

The contractor is scheduled to continue work on the bridge approaches. The work zone speed limit is 45 mph. The project is replacing the existing bridge with a wider structure.

CR 356 & CR 234 Bridge Replacement 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

Current work includes performing final cleanup activities at both locations. The roadways are closed at the bridges. The project is replacing the existing bridges with wider structures.

I-20 Ramp Improvement 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 continues retaining wall operations. The project consists of ramp improvements and construction of frontage roads.

Van Zandt County – Canton maintenance crews plan to conduct edge repairs and overlay operations on FM 47 between Wills Point and FM 2475. Crews will also address drainage maintenance on roadways around the county. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control.

Van Zandt County construction projects updates:

SH 64 Widening Project

· Limits: From FM 16 to FM 858

· Contractor: Big Creek Construction

· Cost: $9.6 million

· Anticipated Completion Date: Winter 2019

The contractor is scheduled to continue level-up hot mix asphalt operations. Motorists can expect delays due to daily lane closures. The speed limit has been reduced to 50 mph within the project 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.

SH 243 Widening Project

· Limits: From SH 198 east to SH 64 in Canton

· Contractor: Longview Bridge and Road, Ltd.

· Cost: $6.2 million

· Anticipated Completion Date: April 2019

Current work includes structure improvements, road widening, and driveway work on the south side of the road.Minor delays can be expected but no lane closures are planned. The project is widening the roadway from two tofour 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.

· Cost: $5.8 million

· Anticipated Completion Date: Early 2019

The contractor continues to perform minor cleanup and stabilization activities on this project. Periodic single lane closures are possible with flaggers providing traffic control. The project is widening and repaving the existing roadway and extending and improving drainage structures for safety.

FM 1652 Rehab Project

· Limits: From FM 17 to FM 1255

· Contractor: Highway 19 Construction, LLC

· Cost: $4.5 million

· Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2019

The project is winterized with no significant work planned until the roadway rehabilitation season starts in May. The project consists of roadway rehabilitation, widening, and extending and improving drainage structures for safety.

FM 1653 Rehab Project

· Limits: From SH 64 near Ben Wheeler, southwest to FM 858 at Martin Mills

· Contractor: Drewery Construction Company, Inc.

· Cost: $3.9 million

· Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2019

The project is winterized with no significant work planned until the roadway rehabilitation season starts in May. The5.5-mile project consists of roadway rehabilitation, widening, and extending and improving drainage structures for safety.

FM 1861 Rehab Project

· Limits: From SH 19 to FM 2339

· Contractor: A.L. Helmcamp, Inc.

· Cost: $2.4 million

· Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2019

The contractor is conducting final work activities. Periodic lane closures are possible with flaggers providing traffic control. The project consists of pavement rehabilitation, widening the existing roadway, and improving drainage structures for safety.

County Road 1825 Bridge Replacement Project

· Limits: From CR 1825 at UPRR .01 miles south of US 80 to southwest of Grand Saline

· Contractor: Longview Bridge and Road, Ltd.

· Cost: $1.5 million

· Anticipated Completion Date: January 2019

The contractor is installing signage and conducting closeout activities with the roadway open to traffic.

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: Spring 2019

Work continues on the CR 1903 Bridge at Mill Creek Relief. Work also continues on the CR 3415 Bridge at Giladon Creek which is closed for the duration of construction. The project is replacing three countyroad bridges in Van Zandt County.

Wood County – Mineola maintenance crews plan to conduct mill and inlay operations on FM 14 in Hawkins, and on SH 37 in Quitman. Expect lane closures at both locations with flaggers providing traffic control.

Wood County construction projects updates:

SH 182, etc., Safety Treating Project

· Limits: Various roadways with current work on FM 182 from FM 17 to SH 154

· Contractor: Highway 19 Construction, LLC

· Cost: $1.2 million

· Anticipated Completion Date: Spring 2019

Structure widening and installation of safety features is ongoing on SH 182 and FM 1805. Expect minor delaysdue to periodic single lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control. The project consists of extending and improving drainage structures for safety.

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 and Thursday from the inside lanes through all three counties

- Debris Removal: Tuesday and Friday from the outside lanes through all three counties

- Debris Removal: Frontage roads and ramps on Wednesday

- Guardrail Repairs: Ongoing in Gregg, Smith and Van Zandt counties

- Tree Removal: Underway in Smith County on I-20 eastbound

- Delineation Upgrades: In all three counties on guardrail, concrete barriers and bridges

- Barricade Repairs: Underway on dead end roadways through all three counties

- Fog seal operations: Preparations underway