Roadwork for the week of Feb. 1 2021

Roadwork for the week of Feb. 1 2021
KLTV will provide updates on road closures and traffic signal outages throughout the day as information becomes available. (Source: File)

Released by the Texas Department of Transportation:

TYLER, Texas (KLTV/KTRE) - TxDOT is planning to conduct the following construction and maintenance work in the district during the Week of Feb. 1, 2021. Work schedules are subject to change due to weather conditions, equipment failure, or other unforeseen issues. Slow down and pay attention in work zones.

In Gregg County, motorists should be prepared for some lane closures on I-20 as crews conduct bridge maintenance. Work is scheduled from Feb. 4-11, starting with the eastbound lanes over the Sabine River. It will be slow-going, so motorists should allow extra time to reach their destinations. No weekend work is planned.

Anderson County – Palestine Maintenance crews plan to conduct edging and base repair operations on

FM 2267. Expect lane closures with traffic control provided by a pilot car and a truck mounted attenuator (TMA).

Anderson County construction projects updates:

County Road Off-System Bridge Project

  • Limits: Various locations in Anderson County
  • Contractor: Stateline Construction, LLC
  • Cost: $1.5 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2021

The contractor plans to continue work on the bridges and roadway elements for CR 458 and

CR 468. The bridges on both roads are closed to thru traffic. The project is constructing bridges, and upgrading storm sewers, guardrails, base, pavement surfaces, and pavement markings.

US 79 Super 2 Project

  • Limits: From 0.5 mile northeast of Loop 256 to the Anderson/Cherokee County line
  • Contractor: Madden Contracting Company, LLC
  • Cost: $14.4 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2021

Work is ongoing on the shoulders and driveways, and to place drainage structures. The work zone speed limit is 60 mph. Expect lane closures and delays. The project is widening for a Super 2, and includes sub-grade work, surface treatment, base and surface hot-mix asphalt, widening structures, bridge rail, metal beam guard fence, signage, and permanent striping.

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Cherokee County – Jacksonville Maintenance crews plan to perform work on bridges on FM 1248 and US 84. The Rusk crew is scheduled to continue base repairs on FM 1911 and edging on FM 2138. Expect lane closures with flaggers managing traffic control.

Cherokee County construction projects updates:

FM 235 Safety Widening

  • Limits: From SH 110 going east to FM 2274
  • Contractor: Madden Contracting Company, LLC
  • Cost: $3.5 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2021

The contractor is scheduled to continue installing drainage improvements. The project will widen the existing roadway and incorporate safety upgrades.

FM 241 Safety Widening

  • Limits: From US 69 going southeast to SH 21
  • Contractor: A. L. Helmcamp, Inc.
  • Cost: $5.5 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2021

Driveway work and project seeding is ongoing. Expect lane closures with a pilot car providing traffic control.

The project is widening the existing roadway and incorporating safety upgrades.

County Road Bridge Replacement Project

  • Limits: CR 2905 at Bowles Crk.; CR 2614 at Beans Crk.; CR 1504 at Turnpike Crk.; CR 3203 at

Mills Crk.

  • Contractor: Stateline Construction, LLC
  • Cost: $1.9 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Spring 2021

CR 3203 at Mills Creek and CR 1504 at Turnpike Creek are closed to through traffic with the contractor scheduled to continue roadway construction approaching the bridges. No work is scheduled on CR 2905 at Bowles Creek or CR 2614 at Beans Creek. Both roads are open to traffic. The project is replacing the existing bridges at each location.

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 plans to perform earthwork and project seeding. Expect lane closures with a pilot car managing traffic control. The project is adding passing lanes and includes safety upgrades.

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: Winter 2020-2021

No work is scheduled. The project is constructing 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: Winter 2020-2021

No work is scheduled. Expect delays during construction to widen the road and add passing lanes.

US 79 Rehabilitation Project

  • Limits: From 0.16 mile east of SH 110 to the Mud Creek Relief Bridge
  • Contractor: Madden Contracting Company, LLC
  • Cost: $8.2 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Spring 2021

Work continues to upgrade bridge rail. Expect lane closures and delays. The work zone speed limit is 60 mph during this project to rebuild the roadway pavement and upgrade bridge rails.

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Gregg County – Longview Maintenance crews plan to conduct bridge repairs on structures around the county. Lane closures are possible with flaggers providing traffic control.

Gregg County construction projects updates:

County Road Sign Replacements

  • Limits: Numerous locations around Gregg County
  • Contractor: JASCO Construction
  • Cost: $220,600.00
  • Anticipated Completion Date: March 2021

The contractor will be working on signage on numerous state roadways in Gregg County. The project includes replacing missing advance warning signs at the intersections of county roads and state highways. Motorists are reminded to watch for crews working along the edge of the road.

FM 2206/Harrison Road

  • Limits: From Loop 281 to Fisher Rd
  • Contractor: East Texas Bridge
  • Cost: $15.16 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: November 2021

Work includes extending culverts and constructing detours. Expect lane closures and delays. The project includes widening the two-lane road to four lanes with a center turn lane. Work includes drainage structures, flexible base, curb and gutter, sidewalks, hot mix, and pavement markings.

FM 2206/Harrison Road

  • Limits: Fisher Rd to SH 42
  • Contractor: East Texas Bridge
  • Cost: $14.15 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: May 2022

The contractor will be extending culverts and constructing detours. Expect daytime lane closures and delays. This project consists of widening the two-lane road to four lanes with a center turn lane. Work includes drainage structures, a new bridge, flexible base, hot mix and pavement markings.

FM 1844 Widening Project

  • Limits: From SH 300 (Gilmer Rd) to Spur 502 (Judson Road)
  • Contractor: Madden Contracting Company, LLC
  • Cost: $2.6 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: February 2021

The contractor is addressing punch list items. Expect lane closures and delays with flaggers managing traffic control. 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 perform base repairs on US 175W from the Kaufman County line to the SH 334 intersection. A second crew is scheduled to conduct edge repairs on SH 274 between the Kaufman County line and SH 334. Expect lane closures with flaggers managing traffic.

Henderson County construction projects updates:

Traffic Signal Project

  • Limits: Various Locations in Henderson County
  • Contractor: Texas Traffic Control Systems, Inc.
  • Cost: $1.0 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2021

The contractor is scheduled to continue traffic signal work on Loop 256 in Palestine. Expect lane closures and delays. The project consists of improving the intersection and installing a signal.

FM 59 Safety Improvements Project

  • Limits: From BS19J in Athens going southwest to Loop 7
  • Contractor: Big Creek Construction, LTD.
  • Cost: $1.7 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2021

The contractor plans to work on the roadway elements of FM 59. Alternate routes are required. The contract includes grading, asphalt concrete pavement base, base repair, one course surface treatment, concrete pavement surface and markings, metal beam guard fence, structures, signs.

US 175 Project

  • Limits: From Loop 7 to FM 804
  • Contractor: Reynolds & Kay, LTD
  • Cost: $12.1 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2021

Work continues in the eastbound lanes. The eastbound inside lane is closed. The work zone speed limit is 60 mph. The project consists of adding shoulders and improving drainage.

SH 334 Bridge Project

  • Limits: From Knob Hill in Seven Points (one 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: Spring 2021

Work continues for the eastbound roadway elements. Expect lane closures and delays. The project will upgrade the road from two to four lanes and includes the construction of bridges, storm sewers, guardrails, base, pavement surfaces and marking

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Rusk County – Henderson Maintenance crews plan to complete base repairs on FM 348 between

FM 1798 and US 79. Expect lane closures with flaggers managing traffic control.

Rusk County construction projects updates:

County Road Sign Replacements

  • Limits: Numerous locations around Rusk County
  • Contractor: JASCO Construction
  • Cost: $220,600.00
  • Anticipated Completion Date: March 2021

The contractor will be working on signage on numerous state roadways in Rusk County. The project includes replacing missing advance warning signs at the intersections of county roads and state highways. Motorists are reminded to watch for crews working along the edge of the road.

US 259 SB Reconstruction

  • Limits: From FM 1798 to US 84
  • Contractor: Madden Construction Co., Inc.
  • Cost: $7.3 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: February 2021

The contractor is addressing punch list items. Expect lane closures and delays 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, guardrails, signs, and new pavement markings.

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Smith County – Tyler Maintenance crews plan to continue overlay operations on FM 344 from US 69 to FM 757. Expect lane closures with flaggers and a pilot vehicle providing traffic control. Crews will continue to address erosion issues with work under the bridge on Loop 323 at Black Fork Creek about a mile east of US 69. Expect lanes closures with flaggers managing traffic.

Smith County construction projects updates:

Guardrail Upgrades

  • Limits: At various locations in Smith and Cherokee counties
  • Contractor: 3LW Civil, LLC
  • Cost: $833,000.00
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Winter 2020-2021

The contractor is scheduled to install new guardrail at various locations in Smith and Cherokee counties. Expect lane closures. The project includes safety improvements and guardrail upgrades.

FM 344, etc., Safety Improvements

  • Limits: FM 344 – From FM 756 east to SH 110; FM 768 – from Loop 456, S to FM 22
  • Contractor: A R Brothers Construction Services, Inc.
  • Cost: $1.8 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2021

No work is scheduled on FM 344 for the week. Work has not yet started on FM 768. The project consists of improving drainage, culvert work, and guardrail upgrades.

US 69 (Broadway Ave.) Resurfacing Project

  • Limits: From 4th St. to Loop 323
  • Contractor: Drewery Construction Co. Inc.
  • Cost: $2 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Winter 2020-2021

No work is scheduled for the week. When in progress, work is slated from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.,

Monday – Thursday, and on Sunday from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Expect lane closures and delays. The project consists of bridge rail and pavement resurfacing.

Old Sabine River Bottom WMA Park Road Culvert Replacement

  • Limits: At Old Sabine River
  • Contractor: Baker & Company Construction, LLC
  • Cost: $178,000.00
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Winter 2020-2021

No work is scheduled for the week. The roadway is open to traffic. The project consists of culvert replacement and related items.

Sidewalks at Various Locations in Smith County

  • Limits: SH 64 in Tyler (Entrada Lane to Parkdale Drive); SH 110 in Troup (CR 2138 to FM 347); SH 135 in Troup (FM 13 to Tiger Drive)
  • Contractor: Highway 19 Construction, LLC
  • Cost: $3.5 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2021

Sidewalk and driveway construction continue on SH 64 west of Loop 323 with daily lane closures. The project will construct sidewalks along SH 64W in Tyler, SH 110W in Troup, and SH 135N in Troup.

I-20 Resurfacing Project

  • Limits: From FM 849 to 0.8 mile west of US 69
  • Contractor: Texas Materials Group, Inc.
  • Cost: $3.2 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Winter 2020-2021

No work is scheduled for the week. When work is in progress, the schedule is from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., Sunday through Thursday. Expect lane closures. The work zone speed limit is 65 mph. The project consists of ramp improvements and frontage road construction.

FM 16, etc., Safety Improvements

  • Limits: From SH 155 to US 271
  • Contractor: Stateline Construction, LLC
  • Cost: $3.88 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: February 2021

The contractor is working on drainage upgrades and driveways. Expect lane closures and delays. The project consists of culverts, safety end treatments, drainage upgrades, bridge rail upgrades, new metal beam guard fence, and driveway asphalt.

Loop 323 Resurfacing Project

  • Limits: From 0.1 mile west of SH 155, east to 0.8 miles east of US 69 in Tyler
  • Contractor: Drewery Construction Co. Inc.
  • Cost: $5 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Winter 2020-2021

The contractor is scheduled to perform final project cleanup. Work hours are 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., Sunday through Thursday. The project consists of pavement resurfacing.

SH 135 Widening Project

  • Limits: From Arp to Troup
  • Contractor: Drewery Construction Co. Inc.
  • Cost: $9 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2021

Signs and guardrail are being installed throughout the project. Expect lane closures with a pilot car managing traffic control. The work zone speed limit is 45 mph. The project is adding passing lanes, improving drainage structures, and pavement resurfacing.

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 project cleanup. The project consists of ramp improvements and the 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: Spring 2021

The contractor is scheduled to perform surface paving operations on US 69 throughout the week between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. The roadway will be reduced to one lane in the direction of paving. Once the inside lane is paved in one direction, traffic will be moved onto the new bridge during the daytime to allow for paving of the outside lane. This daytime traffic switch will continue until the US 69 surface paving is complete. Traffic will be moved from the bridge at the end of the work day. US 69 traffic will be required to cross the bridge and utilize a turnaround to access FM 346 during the daytime work hours. The paving operations are estimated to take 3 days for each direction of travel. The US 69 work zone speed limit is 60 mph. The project consists of building a new US 69 bridge 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

Construction continues on the east half of the roadway. The work zone speed limit is 45 mph. The project will widen FM 2493 from two lanes to a four-lane divided roadway with a flush median.

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Van Zandt County – Canton Maintenance crews plan to conduct overlay operations on FM 1861 in Martins Mill. Expect lane closures with flaggers managing traffic control. Crews will also perform bridge maintenance on SH 19N with no traffic impacts anticipated.

Van Zandt County construction projects updates:

I-20 Overlay Project

  • Limits: From SH 64 in Canton to FM 314 in Van
  • Contractor: Austin Bridge and Road Services, LP
  • Cost: $5.2 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: February 2021

Punch list items are being addressed. No lane closures are expected. The project includes paving improvements in the WB lanes from 1.6 miles east of FM 16 in Van to 0.4 miles west of FM 17 in Canton. The work zone speed limit is 65 mph. The project includes pavement repair, planing, membrane underseal, permeable friction course (PFC) surface overlay, metal beam guard fence and pavement markings.

Safety Improvement Project

  • Limits: FM 47 and other roads in Van Zandt, Anderson, Henderson and Smith counties
  • Contractor: Highway 19 Construction, LLC
  • Cost: $4.5 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Spring 2022

Driveway and drainage structure work is ongoing on FM 47. Expect lane closures and delays. Project work includes grading, structure work, guardrail replacement, and bridge rail upgrades.

US 80 Safety Improvements

  • Limits: From the Kaufman County line east to SH 19
  • Contractor: Baker & Company Construction, LLC
  • Cost: $2.54 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: February 2021

Crews will be removing and replacing cross culvert headwall structures between Wills Point and SH 19. Expect outside lane closures managed with channelizing devices. The project consists of improving drainage, culverts, and upgrading guardrails for safety.

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Wood County – Mineola Maintenance crews plan to conduct overlay operations on FM 514 to the Rains County line. Expect lane closures with a pilot car providing traffic control.

Wood County construction projects updates:

FM 14 Mill & Inlay

  • Limits: From FM 1795 (Hawkins) south for 4.3 miles to FM 2015
  • Contractor: East Texas Bridge, Inc.
  • Cost: $4.3 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: January 2021

Crews will be placing final striping in Hawkins north of US 80. Various short duration lane closures will be in effect, managed by flaggers and directional devices. The project includes pavement repair, planing, Superpave base, membrane underseal, Superpave surface, metal beam guard fence, and pavement markings.

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I-20 Total Maintenance Contract

  • Limits: Gregg, Smith and Van Zandt counties
  • Contractor: Firemen Excavation, maintenance activities
  • Contractor: Andrews Diversified Industries, litter removal
  • Contractor: Striping Technology

Routine maintenance activities are ongoing on I-20 with moving operations each week.

  • Debris Removal/Pothole Repair Inside Lanes: Thursday through all counties
  • Debris Removal/Pothole Repair Outside Lanes: Mon. - Wed. in all counties
  • Debris Removal/Pothole Repair Frontage Roads/Ramps: Friday in all counties
  • Guardrail/Sign Repair: Emergency repairs due to vehicle crashes in all counties
  • Striping: Working on raised pavement markers in Gregg and Smith counties
  • Tree Removal: In Gregg County
  • Litter Removal: In all three counties