East Texas roadwork for the week of May 18

East Texas roadwork for the week of May 18
(Source: KLTV staff)

Released by the Texas Department of Transportation:

EAST TEXAS (KLTV/KTRE) - TxDOT is planning to conduct the following construction and maintenance work in the district during the Week of May 18, 2020. 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.

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In Cherokee County, a traffic switch is planned for the US 79 Rehabilitation project between SH 110 and the Mud Creek Relief Bridge. Use caution and expect lane closures and delays. Get more project information in the Cherokee County section of this release.

In Smith County, night work is scheduled for the US 69 Overpass at FM 346 project. Motorists should expect delays when traveling through the work zone. Get more project information in the Cherokee County section of this release.

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Anderson County – Palestine Maintenance crews plan to conduct work on FM 321 between FM 315 and SH 19. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control.

Anderson County construction projects updates:

SH 155 Pavement Repair and Overlay Project

· Limits: From 0.145 miles north of FM 315 south to 0.190 miles south of Loop 256

· Contractor: Reynolds & Kay, LTD

· Cost: $1.5 million

· Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2020

The contractor is scheduled to continue safety upgrades. Use caution when traveling through the project and expect lane closures and delays. The contract consists of planing, pavement repair, surface asphalt, guard fence, and pavement markings.

US 175 Widening Project - Phase III - Anderson County

· Limits: From 0.85 miles east of FM 315 in Poynor SE to 0.5 miles NW of SH 155 at Frankston

· Contractor: A.L. Helmcamp, Inc.

· Cost: $27.6 million

· Anticipated Completion Date: Spring 2020

The contractor continues seeding, grading ditches, and placing signs and mailboxes. Lane closures and shoulder work are possible. The project is expanding US 175 from two lanes to a four-lane divided highway with a depressed median.

US 79 Super 2 Project

· Limits: From 0.5 miles northeast of Loop 256 to the Anderson/Cherokee County line

· Contractor: Madden Contracting Company, LLC

· Cost: $14.4 million

· Anticipated Completion Date: Winter 2020

The contractor is scheduled to continue paving work on the shoulders, clearing trees, and placing drainage structures. The work zone speed limit is 60 mph. Use caution expecting lane closures and delays. The contract consists of widening for a Super 2, including sub-grade work, surface treatment, base and surface hot-mix asphalt, widening structures, bridge rail, metal beam guard fence, signage and permanent striping.

US 287 Super 2 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 continue roadway work. Use caution expecting lane closures and delays.

The work zone speed limit is 60 mph. The contract consists of base repairs, treated subgrade, surface

Asphalt, upgrading structures, signs, and pavement markings.

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Cherokee County Jacksonville/Rusk Maintenance crews plan to perform edge repairs and blade overlay operations on FM 241 from FM 752 to US 69, and on FM 1911 between US 69 and FM 1247. Expect lane closures with traffic control managed by signage, flaggers and a pilot vehicle.

Cherokee County construction projects updates:

SH 204 Super-2 Widening Project

· Limits: From US 79 in Jacksonville, southeast to SH 110

· Contractor: Madden Contracting Company, LLC

· Cost: $13.7 million

· Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2021

The contractor is scheduled to continue drainage improvements and perform paving operations. Expect daily lane closures. The project is adding passing lanes and incorporates safety upgrades.

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: Spring 2020

The contractor is scheduled to continue cleanup activities and striping operations on the south end of the project using daily lane closures. The speed limit has been reduced on the northern end of the project until work is completed. 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.

US 69 Sidewalks in Jacksonville

· Limits: From Nacogdoches St. to Tena St. in Jacksonville

· Contractor: Highway 19 Construction, LLC

· Cost: $507,099.00

· Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2020

The contractor is scheduled to continue sidewalk and driveway construction. The southbound outside lane will be closed daily on this project to construct sidewalks along US 69 in Jacksonville.

US 79 Widening Project

· Limits: From the Neches River to 1.2 miles northeast of FM 747

· Contractor: Drewery Construction Company, Inc.

· Cost: $8.2 million

· Anticipated Completion Date: Spring 2020

The contractor is scheduled to perform seal coat operations using daily lane closures. Expect delays! The work zone speed limit is 60 mph. The project will widen the roadway to add passing lanes.

US 79 Rehabilitation Project

· Limits: From 0.16 miles east of SH 110 to the Mud Creek Relief Bridge

· Contractor: Madden Contracting Company, LLC

· Cost: $8.2 million

· Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2020

Traffic will be moved from the south side of the roadway to the newly reconstructed north side of the roadway. Construction will begin on the south side of the roadway. Daily lane closures are possible. The work zone speed limit is 60 mph. The project will rebuild the roadway pavement and upgrade bridge rails.

FM 343 and FM 1861 Drainage Improvements

· Limits: From US 69 to 2.76 miles E of US 69 and from FM 316 E to Henderson/Van Zandt Co. line

· Contractor: Highway 19 Construction, LLC

· Cost: $0.64 million

· Anticipated Completion Date: Spring 2020

The contractor is scheduled to perform mowing and project cleanup. The project will upgrade safety features on driveways and roadway cross-culverts.

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Gregg County Longview Maintenance crews plan to perform bridge joint repairs on I-20 eastbound between Mile Markers 589-593. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control.

Gregg County construction projects updates:

Various Landscape Projects

· Limits: Corner of Spur 502/Judson Rd and Loop 281; median of SH 149 and US 259/Eastman Rd

· Contractor: Encino Landscape, Inc.

· Cost: $298,628.00

· Anticipated Completion Date: June 2020

Work continues in the right-of-way with little to no traffic impacts. The project consists of landscaping improvements at Spur 502 and Loop 281, and SH 149 at US 259. Work will include landscape beds, irrigation system, and retaining walls.

FM 3272 Restoration Project

· Limits: From US 80 to FM 2275 in White Oak

· Contractor: Reynolds and Kay, LTD

· Cost: $3.1 million

· Anticipated Completion Date: September 2020

Work is ongoing to construct new sidewalks and driveways. Expect daytime lane closures and delays. The project consists of pavement restoration including milling, pavement repair, one course surface treatment, hot mix overlay, new sidewalk on the east side, new pedestrian crossing, and pavement markings.

FM 1844 Widening Project

· Limits: From SH 300 (Gilmer Rd) to SS 502 (Judson Road)

· Contractor: Madden Contracting Company, LLC

· Cost: $2.6 million

· Anticipated Completion Date: May 2020

No work is scheduled for the week. The project includes widening, placing hot mix asphalt, surface treatment, extending culverts, and applying striping.

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Henderson County Athens Maintenance crews plan to conduct blade hot mix on FM 1616 between FM 2752 and FM 773. A second crew will perform edge repairs on FM 3204. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control.

Henderson County construction projects updates:

US 175 Improvement Project

· Limits: From Loop 7 to FM 804

· Contractor: Reynolds & Kay, LTD

· Cost: $12.1 million

· Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2021

Roadway and drainage work are ongoing eastbound with the outside lane closed. Paving operations continue westbound with daily lane closures. The work zone speed limit is 60 mph. Watch for trucks entering and exiting the lane closure on this project to add shoulders and improve drainage.

SH 334 Bridge Project

· Limits: From Knob Hill in Seven Points (a mile east of SH 274), east to Southland in Gun Barrel City (2.5 miles west of SH 198)

· Contractor: Austin Bridge and Road Services, LP

· Cost: $41.2 million

· Anticipated Completion Date: Winter 2020

The contractor continues work on the new westbound bridges and roadway elements. Expect lane closures for beam delivery and some roadway repairs. Lane closures and delays can be expected daily. The project will upgrade the roadway from two to four lanes, and consists of the construction of bridges, storm sewer, guardrail, base, pavement surfaces, and pavement markings.

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Rusk County – Henderson Maintenance and the Special Jobs crews plan to start seal coat operations Tuesday May 19. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control. Expect delays with possible closure of some city streets. Work will be conducted at the following locations in the order listed:

  • FM 850 in Overton from SH 135 to the Smith County line
  • Business 79 between Jacksonville Drive and South Main Street
  • Business 79 from Town Square to US 79
  • FM 840 from US 79 to East Main Street

Rusk County construction projects updates:

US 259 SB Reconstruction

· Limits: From FM 1798 to US 84

· Contractor: Madden Construction Co., Inc.

· Cost: $7.3 million

· Anticipated Completion Date: July 2020

The contractor will be laying hot mix in the southbound mainlanes. Expect lane closures with flaggers

providing traffic control. The project is reconstructing the southbound roadway from FM 1798 to FM 315, and all lanes from FM 315 to just south of US 84. Work includes surface treatment, milling, hot mix overlay, guardrail, signs, and new pavement markings.

US 79 Reconstruction Project

· Limits: From CR 344 to the Panola County line

· Contractor: Madden Construction Co, Inc.

· Cost: $6.4 million

· Anticipated Completion Date: June 2020

The contractor will conduct work on the guard fence and driveways. Expect alternating lane closures and

delays with flaggers providing traffic control. The work zone speed limit is 60 mph. The project is reconstructing the roadway. Work includes surface treatment, milling, hot mix overlay, guardrails, bridge rails and new pavement markings.

FM 840 Reconstruction

· Limits: From FM 2867 to SH 315

· Contractor: Pinto Construction Co, Inc.

· Cost: $7.6 million

· Anticipated Completion Date: July 2020

The contractor will be placing the final seal coat. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control. The project includes extending culverts, base placement, surface treatment, hot mix overlay, and upgrading guardrail and pavement markings.

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Smith County – Tyler Maintenance crews plan to conduct overlay operations on FM 1995, and possibly FM 1253, Monday through Thursday. Crews will also be conducting sign repairs, tree trimming and removal, guardrail work, and other routine maintenance activities on roadways around the county. Expect lane closures with flaggers and a pilot car providing traffic control.

Smith County construction projects updates:

SH 135 Widening Project

· Limits: From Arp to Troup

· Contractor: Drewery Construction Co. Inc.

· Cost: $9 million

· Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2021

The contractor is scheduled to perform pavement widening operations. Expect daily lane closures. The project consists of adding passing lanes, improving drainage structures, and pavement resurfacing.

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: Spring 2020

The contractor is scheduled to install vegetative seeding, install signage, and perform project cleanup activities. The speed limit is 45 mph. The bridge replacement project is building a wider structure.

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 2021

The contractor is scheduled to continue frontage road and ramp construction. The new I-20 eastbound frontage road is open to traffic with daily lane closures between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. The existing eastbound entrance ramp from US 69 is closed for removal. US 69 eastbound traffic will now use the entrance ramp east of Jim Hogg Road. The project consists of ramp improvements and construction of frontage roads.

US 69 Overpass at FM 346

· Limits: At FM 346

· Contractor: Longview Bridge & Road, Ltd.

· Cost: $16.7 million

· Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2020

Nighttime operations will be implemented Monday to place bridge beams. The northbound inside lane will be closed during this operation. Night work will be conducted daily from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. The work zone speed limit is 60 mph. The project is building a new bridge to take US 69 over FM 346.

FM 2493 Widening Project

· Limits: From FM 2813 in Gresham south to FM 346 in Flint

· Contractor: Highway 19 Construction, LLC

· Cost: $14.5 million

· Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2021

The contractor is scheduled to continue roadway construction. Caution is advised when traveling through the work zone where the speed limit is reduced to 45 mph. The project will widen FM 2493 from two lanes to a four-lane divided roadway with a flush median.

CR 1113 & CR 2171 Bridge Replacement Project

· Limits: CR 1113 at Butler Creek and CR 2171 at Blackhawk Creek

· Contractor: East Texas Bridge, Inc.

· Cost: $719,000.00

· Anticipated Completion Date: Spring 2020

No work is scheduled for the week. The project is replacing the existing bridges with new structures.

Azalea Drive & Camellia Street Bridge Replacement Project

· Limits: North Azalea Drive and Camellia Street at West Mud Creek

· Contractor: East Texas Bridge, Inc.

· Cost: $470,000.00

· Anticipated Completion Date: Spring 2020

No work is scheduled for the week. Both roads are open to traffic on this bridge replacement project.

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: Spring 2020

The project is substantially complete with the contractor addressing punch list items. Expect periodic traffic shifts or lane closures managed by flaggers and/or channelizing devices. The project includes roadway widening to construct a continuous left turn lane, and improving paving, drainage, striping, and signage.

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Van Zandt County – Canton Maintenance crews plan to continue overlay operations on FM 2339. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control.

Van Zandt County construction projects updates:

CR 2318 Bridge Replacement (New project)

· Limits: @ Alligator Creek

· Contractor: Stateline Construction, LLC.

· Cost: $0.55 Million

· Anticipated Completion Date: November 2020

Crews will begin demolishing the existing bridge. The roadway will be closed at the bridge for the duration

of the project. Alternate routes will be required. The project consists of removing and replacing the bridge

structure and approaches.

Guardrail Upgrade Project

· Limits: FM 47, and other locations in Anderson, Henderson, Smith and Van Zandt counties

· Contractor: Highway 19 Construction, LLC

· Cost: $4.5 million

· Anticipated Completion Date: Spring 2022

Work continues to upgrade driveways on FM 47. Expect lane closures and delays. The project includes grading, structure work, guardrail replacement, and bridge rail upgrades.

US 80 Safety Improvements

· Limits: Kaufman C/L east to SH 19

· Contractor: Baker & Company Construction, LLC

· Cost: $2.54 million

· Anticipated Completion Date: December 2020

Crews will be removing and replacing driveway structures in the Wills Point area. Motorists should expect daily closures of the eastbound outside lane managed with channelizing devices. The project consists of improving drainage, culverts, and upgrading guardrail for safety.

SH 64 Widening Project

· Limits: From FM 16 to FM 858

· Contractor: Big Creek Construction

· Cost: $9.6 million

· Anticipated Completion Date: Spring 2020

The contractor is scheduled to place signs and mailboxes. Expect daily lane closures and delays. The work zone speed limit is 50 mph. The project includes grading, structure work, striping, sign upgrades, and widening the road with shoulders and passing lanes in each direction.

FM 1652 Rehab Project

· Limits: From FM 17 to FM 1255

· Contractor: Highway 19 Construction, LLC

· Cost: $4.5 million

· Anticipated Completion Date: Spring 2020

The contractor will be installing concrete driveways. Expect periodic two-way, one-lane traffic managed by flaggers and a pilot car. The project consists of roadway rehabilitation, widening, and extending and improving drainage structures for safety.

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Wood County – Mineola Maintenance crews plan to continue base repairs on FM 778. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control.

Wood County construction projects updates:

US 69 Mill & Inlay

· Limits: From SH 37 to 0.6 mi. south of US 80 in Mineola

· Contractor: Longview Bridge & Road, LTD.

· Cost: $1.44 million

· Anticipated Completion Date: September 2020

Crews will be laying the hot mix surface course. Expect lane closures and delays managed by flaggers and channelizing devices. The project includes planing, pavement repair, a one course surface treatment, overlay, and pavement markings.

FM 1254 Bridge Replacement Project

· Limits: FM 1254 At Lake Fork Creek

· Contractor: Stateline Construction, LLC.

· Cost: $1.5 million

· Anticipated Completion Date: Spring 2020

Crews are addressing punch list items without lane closures. The project is replacing the bridge and approaches.

Loop 564 Overlay Project

· Limits: From US 69 north of Mineola to US 69 south of Mineola

· Contractor: Reynolds and Kay, Ltd.

· Cost: $5.77 million

· Anticipated Completion Date: Spring 2020

Crews will be installing the final surface fog seal and pavement markings. Expect periodic lane closures daily with flaggers and pilot car providing traffic control. The project consists of pavement repair, hot mix asphalt overlay, guardrail, and pavement markings.

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: July 2020

Crews will continue to widen structures and install safety features on FM 1805. Expect minor delays due to periodic single lane closures with flaggers and a pilot car providing traffic control. The project consists of extending and improving drainage structures for safety.

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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/Pothole Repair Inside Lanes: Thursday through all three counties.

· Debris Removal/Pothole Repair Outside Lanes: Monday, Tuesday, Friday all three counties

· Debris Removal/Pothole Repair Frontage Roads/Ramps: Wednesday through all three counties

· Guardrail and Sign Repair: Emergency repairs due to vehicle crashes in all three counties

· Tree Removal: Tree and stump grinding operations conducted in all three counties