Roadwork for the week of Oct. 4

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Published: Oct. 4, 2023 at 6:00 AM CDT
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Released by the Texas Department of Transportation:

EAST TEXAS (Press Release) - TxDOT is planning to conduct the following construction and maintenance work in the Tyler District during the week of Oct. 2, 2023. Please remember, work schedules are subject to change due to weather conditions, equipment failure, or other unforeseen issues. Please slow down and pay attention in work zones.

Anderson County

Palestine Maintenance will be overlaying hot mix on FM 860. Expect lane closures with flaggers controlling traffic.

Anderson County construction projects updates:

US 175 Widening Project

  • Limits: From 0.4 miles SE of SH 155, SE to Cuney
  • Contractor: Big Creek Construction, LTD
  • Cost: $55.5 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Spring 2026

The contractor is scheduled to work on the new westbound bridge and roadway elements. The speed limit is reduced throughout the project limits. Motorists should use caution when traveling through the project and expect lane closures and delays. Project consists of expansion to a four-lane roadway with new bridges across the Neches River.

SH 155 Overlay Project

  • Limits: From 0.14 Mi S of FM 19 (End of Curb and Gutter) to S of FM 315
  • Contractor: Madden Contracting Company, LLC
  • Cost: $14.6 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2023

The contractor is scheduled to continue placing final surface and continue work on roadway elements. The speed limit will be reduced throughout the project limits. Motorists should use caution when traveling through the project and expect lane closures and delays. The project consists of one course surface treatment (OCST), permeable friction course (PFC) surface, shoulder texturing, edge treatment and pavement markings.

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Cherokee CountyOn Monday and Tuesday, Jacksonville crews will be blade overlaying on SH 135 at the Smith County line. Crews will then move to FM 2750 for edge repairs. Expect daytime lane closures with flaggers controlling traffic. Rusk crews will be overlaying on FM 752. Expect daytime lane closures with flaggers controlling traffic.

Cherokee County construction projects updates:

SH 21 Resurfacing Project

  • Limits: Houston County Line east to US 69 in Alto
  • Contractor: A.L. Helmcamp
  • Cost: $6.0 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2023

The contractor is scheduled to complete mow strip for the metal beam guard fence, permanent signs, mailboxes, and close-out items. Lane closures are expected. Traffic will be controlled by flaggers and a pilot car. The project consists of pavement resurfacing.

SH 294 Rehabilitation Project

  • Limits: From CR 2326, E to SH 21
  • Contractor: Madden Contracting Company LLC
  • Cost: $3.4 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2023

The contractor is scheduled to pave driveways on the west end. Lane closures will occur when work is in progress with traffic controlled by flaggers and a pilot vehicle. The project consists of pavement resurfacing.

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Gregg County

Longview Maintenance is scheduled to begin mill and inlay on SH 31, from South St. in Longview to the US 259 Bypass in Kilgore. Expect lane closures in both the northbound and southbound lanes with flaggers and a pilot car controlling traffic. Gregg County construction projects updates:

SH 135 – Kilgore Traffic Circle

  • Limits: Traffic circle in Kilgore to Rusk County line
  • Contractor: East Texas Bridge
  • Cost: $8.37 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: March 2024

This project consists of completely rebuilding the traffic circle and full width of roadway to the Rusk County line. It will consist of removing existing concrete paving, reconstructing subgrade, constructing concrete paving, storm sewer installation, lighting, and striping. The traffic will be reduced to one lane in the southbound direction for the duration of the project. A detour will be set up for northbound traffic to follow SH 42. This will allow the contractor to build half of the roadway. Traffic will be switched to the newly constructed lanes later to allow completion of the other half of the highway. Expect delays.

SH 149

  • Limits: I-20 south to the Rusk County line
  • Contractor: Madden Construction
  • Cost: $9.4 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: December 2023

This project consists of replacing culverts, adding safety end treatments, guard fence, milling and inlaying hot mix asphalt surface, and striping. Motorists should expect daytime lane closures and delays.

FM 2206/Harrison Road

  • Limits: Fisher Rd. to SH 42
  • Contractor: East Texas Bridge, Inc.
  • Cost: $14.15 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: December 2023

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

FM 2206/Harrison Road

  • Limits: From Loop 281 to Fisher Rd.
  • Contractor: East Texas Bridge, Inc.
  • Cost: $15.16 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: December 2023

This project consists of widening a two-lane road to four lanes with a center turn lane. This includes drainage structures, flexible base, curb and gutter, sidewalks, hot mix, and pavement markings. Contractor will be extending culverts and constructing detours. There will be daytime lane closures.  Expect delays.

High Street Bridge over UP Railroad

  • Limits: Nelson St. to Marion Dr.
  • Contractor: Ragle Construction
  • Cost: $9.3 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: January 2025

The project consists of replacing the High Street bridge structure over the UP railroad. High Street will be reduced to two lanes – one northbound lane and one southbound lane. One half of the bridge will be constructed at a time. Expect delays. Traffic may want to seek alternate routes.

US 80 – SL 485 West

  • Limits: SL 485 west to the Upshur County line
  • Contractor: Madden Construction
  • Cost: $3.8 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: November 2023

This project consists of milling and inlaying main lanes of travel, and striping. There will be daytime lane closures. Motorists should expect delays. Watch for workers when traveling through the work zone.

US 80 - Gladewater

  • Limits: SH 300 east to Locker Plant Road in Gladewater
  • Contractor: East Texas Bridge
  • Cost: $12.6 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: November 2023

This project consists of milling and inlaying main lanes of travel, as well as striping. There will be daytime lane closures. Motorists should expect delays.

US 259 Bypass in Kilgore

  • Limits: SH 31 to the Rusk County line
  • Contractor: Madden Construction
  • Cost: $4.5 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: September 2023

This project consists of milling and inlaying hot mix asphalt on all lanes and re-striping. There will be alternating lane closures. Slow down and watch for workers. Expect delays.

US 259 North

  • Limits: FM 1844 to Upshur County line
  • Contractor: Madden Construction
  • Cost: $5.03 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: October 2023

This project consists of milling base repairs and overlaying hot mix asphalt on all lanes, and restriping. There will be alternating lane closures. Slow down and watch for workers. Expect delays.

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Henderson County

This week, Athens Maintenance is scheduled to continue hot mix operations on SH 274 between the Cedar Creek Lake spillway and FM 3225. Later in the week, crews will remain on SH 274, just north of SH 334. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control. Additional crews will continue bridge channel maintenance, sweeping and, herbicide application on various roadways.

Henderson County construction projects updates:

SH 198 Bridge Project

  • Limits: At the Clear Creek Bridge a mile north of FM 3054 to 0.1 mile north of CR 2830
  • Contractor: Copasa Inc.
  • Cost: $30.4 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2024

The contractor is scheduled to work on excavation of the existing causeway, and placement of columns and drill shafts for the new bridge. Motorists should be prepared for lane closures and delays. The speed limit has been reduced to 50 mph throughout the project. The project consists of the construction of replacing bridges, approaches, grading, structures, ACP base, ACP surface, retaining walls, curb & gutter, MBGF, and pavement markings.

BUS 31 Sidewalk Project

  • Limits: From Carroll St to Flat Creek Rd
  • Contractor: Highway 19 Construction, LLC
  • Cost: $2.3 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2023

No work is scheduled this week. The project includes pavement structure repairs, sidewalks, pavement markings and signage.

FM 316 Rehabilitation

  • Limits: From FM 1861 to US 175
  • Contractor: Baker & Company Construction, LLC
  • Cost: $7.9 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Spring 2024

The contractor is scheduled to work on roadway and drainage elements. Motorists should use caution when traveling through the project and expect lane closures with delays. The project includes pavement reconstruction, structures, pavement markings and signs.

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Rusk CountyCrews are scheduled to repair base failures on FM 850. Expect lane closures with flaggers and a pilot car controlling traffic. A second crew will be performing bridge work on SH 322 at Tiawichi Creek.

Rusk County construction projects updates:

FM 348 – Bridge Construction

  • Limits: Walker Creek
  • Contractor: True Roads Construction, LLC
  • Cost: $1.9 Million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: November 2024

This project consists of reconstructing two bridges. The first is on FM 348 and the second on FM 3310. Work includes removing the old structure, constructing new structures and approaches, and the approach guardrail. The contractor will begin work on FM 348 and the roadway will be closed with a detour set up. Estimated completion is November 2024.

US 84 – FM 225 West to County Line

  • Limits: FM 225 west to the county line
  • Contractor: Madden Construction
  • Cost: $2.4 Million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: October 2023

This project consists of reconstructing and widening US 84, extended culverts, and new striping. There will be daytime lane closures. Motorists should expect delays.

US 84 – FM 225 East to CR 3155

  • Limits: FM 225 east to CR 3155
  • Contractor: Drewery Construction Company
  • Cost: $12.8 Million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: June 2024

This project consists of reconstructing US 84, extended structures, hot mix asphalt surface, and new signs striping. There will be daytime lane closures. Motorists should expect delays.

FM 3231 – Subgrade and Seal coat

  • Limits: FM 1251 to SH 43
  • Contractor: Lone Star Equipment
  • Cost: $15.9 Million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: November 2024

This project consists of reconstructing FM 3231 completely. Work includes re-laying subgrade, flex base material, and seal coat. Driveway culverts will be upgraded along with new signs and striping. Motorists should expect daytime lane closures and delays.

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Smith County This week, crews are scheduled to mill and inlay on US 69 North near the county line. Once complete, this crew will move to FM 2261 for mill and inlay work. Crews will then perform mill and inlay work on LP 323 in Tyler in front of Sam’s. Expect lane closures with flaggers controlling traffic at all three locations.

Smith County construction projects updates:

SH 155 Resurfacing Project

  • Limits: From Loop 323 in Tyler, southwest to the Anderson County line
  • Contractor: Madden Contracting Company, LLC
  • Cost: $17 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2023

No work is scheduled this week. The project consists of resurfacing the roadway, upgrade drainage structures, and repair bridge joints.

Tyler State Park Bridge and Resurfacing Project

  • Limits: Park Maintenance Road in Tyler State Park SW to Cedar Point Camping Area Exit
  • Contractor: Encino Landscape
  • Cost: $2.4 Million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2023

The contractor is scheduled to continue excavation of the footing and pour the concrete retaining walls. The project consists of bridge and pavement resurfacing.

Tyler State Park Rehabilitation Project

  • Limits: Park maintenance roads, camp areas 5-8, additional parking in camp area 10, day use parking area curb and gutter repair
  • Contractor: East Texas Bridge, Inc.
  • Cost: $851,000
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2023

No work is scheduled this week. The project is “complete” pending additional needed asphalt pavement per engineer approval due to drainage and ponding. Park areas will be closed when operations are in progress. This project consists of the rehabilitation of parking areas at camp site and maintenance roadways.

Whittle Street, CR 2110, and CR 289 Bridge Replacement Project

  • Limits: Whittle Street, CR 2110, CR 289
  • Contractor: THK Construction, LLC
  • Cost: $1.25 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Spring 2023

No work is scheduled this week on Whittle Street at West Mud Creek Tributary. The project is in suspension and pending change order operations at the Whittle Street Bridge site. The road is open to through traffic. The project consists of replacing the existing bridge with a new structure.

No work is scheduled on the CR 2110 bridge at Kickapoo Creek. The road is open to through traffic. The project replaces the existing bridge with a new structure.

No work is scheduled this week on the CR 289 bridge at Prairie Creek. The road is open to traffic. The project replaces the existing bridge with a new structure. The contractor will complete one bridge at a time.

I-20 Mill and Inlay

  • Limits: Van Zandt County Line to SH 110
  • Contractor: Texas Materials Group, INC.
  • Cost: $6 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Spring 2023

The contractor is scheduled to clean up the work area through the corridor. Expect delays on this corridor when cleanup is in progress. Project consists of an overlay with TBPFC surface, ACP surface, planing, shoulder texturing and pavement markings.

SH 135 Bridge Replacements

  • Limits: Mud Creek Bridge and Mud Creek Relief Bridge
  • Contractor: Highway 19 Construction, LLC
  • Cost: $4.2 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Spring 2023

Though the contractor has completed all operations at the SH 135 Mud Creek & Mud Creek Relief bridge project site and the “Road is Open”, they will be replacing a damaged County Road sign to complete punch list repairs. This project consists of the replacement of the bridges at Mud Creek and Mud Creek Relief.

SH 64 Intersection Improvement and Turn Lanes

  • Limits: At CR 289 (Wolfe Lane)
  • Contractor: Lonestar Equipment Co. Inc.
  • Cost: $2.2 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2023

The contractor is scheduled to work on punch list items. No lane closures are in place. The project consists of an intersection improvement and addition of turn lanes at CR 289 (Wolfe Lane).

US 69 Rehab Existing Road and Restricted Crossing U-Turn (R-Cut)

  • Limits: Cumberland Road to .45 miles north of FM 346
  • Contractor: Drewery Construction Company, INC
  • Cost: $7.8 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2023

No work is scheduled this week. No lane closures are anticipated. This project consists of rehabilitating existing roadway and installing a restricted crossing U-turn (R-Cut) at FM 2813 intersection.

SL 323 Overlay on Existing Roadway

  • Limits: .3 mi N of SH31, Elm St in W Tyler, N to .25 mi E of US69
  • Contractor: Drewery Construction Company, INC
  • Cost: $4.5 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2023

No work is scheduled this week. This project consists of overlaying existing roadway with PFC asphalt.

FM 2493 Roadway Widening

·         Limits: FM 346 in Flint, south to 0.3 miles south of FM 344 (Smith/Cherokee County line)

·         Contractor: Longview Bridge and Road LTD

·         Cost: $70 million

·         Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2026

The contractor is working with utility companies to relocate existing utility structures. No lane closures are in place. The project consists of widening the existing roadway.

US 271 Rehab, Turn Lanes, and Pavement Overlay

·         Limits: FM 16 SW to I-20

·         Contractor: Madden Contracting Company, LLC

·         Cost: $12.4 million

·         Anticipated Completion Date: October 2023

The project consists of paving, structures, MBGF, and pavement markings from IH 20 N to the Gregg County Line. The portion from IH 20 to FM 16 also includes turn lanes and pavement rehabilitation. The SB outside lane and shoulder are open. Additional lane closures are anticipated as crews perform hot mix for driveways and side street intersections. Motorists should drive with caution and expect delays.

FM 16 Widening and Realignment

·         Limits: 4 mi west of FM 849 east to US 69 in Lindale

·         Contractor: Highway 19 Construction LLC.

·         Cost: $44.4 million

·         Anticipated Completion Date: August 2025

The project consists of grading, asphalt base, asphalt surface overlay paving, storm drain, bridge, and culvert structures, signing, pavement markings, and signals. Crews will be preparing the ROW by removing trees and grading embankment. Traffic shift detours are in place. Lane closures will be present in the area. Motorists should drive with caution and expect delays.

SH 31 Widening of Existing Turn Lanes

  • Limits: From 0.43 Mi W of FM 2661 to 0.37 Mi E of FM 2661
  • Contractor: FNH Construction, LLC
  • Cost: $1.2 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2023

The contractor is scheduled to perform striping operations. Motorists should use caution when traveling through the project and expect lane closures and delays. The project includes widening of existing turn lanes, pavement markings, and signing.

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Van Zandt County

Canton Maintenance crews will be joining Special Crews for mill and inlay operations on US 80 between FM 857 and the Smith County line, in both the east and westbound lanes. Expect lane closures with flaggers controlling traffic.

Van Zandt County construction projects updates:

FM 859 Safety Structures Widening

  • Limits: US 80 (Edgewood) N 7 miles to SH 19
  • Contractor: Baker & Company Construction, LLC.
  • Cost: $3.6 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: September 2023

This safety improvements project consists of improving drainage, culverts, and bridge rail. Crews will be establishing vegetation along project limits. Major items of work have been completed. Motorists should expect delays.

SH 19 Super Two Widening & Overlay (South of Canton)

  • Limits: SH 243 (Canton) S 13 miles to Henderson County line
  • Contractor: Big Creek Construction, LTD.
  • Cost: $12.1 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: June 2023

The project consists of Super 2 type work, including grading, base repair, treated subgrade, flex base, OCST, PFC surface, structures, signs, and pavement markings. Major items of work have been completed. Motorists should still expect delays.

SH 19 Super Two Widening & Overlay (North of US 80)

  • Limits: US 80 N 6 miles to Rains County Line
  • Contractor: A.L. Helmcamp, Inc.
  • Cost: $8.8 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: December 2023

The project consists of Super 2 type work, including grading, base repair, treated subgrade, flex base, OCST, PFC surface, structures, signs, and pavement markings. There is a reduced speed limit of 55 mph through the project. The northbound shoulder will be closed for the duration of widening operations and will be managed by signs and channelizing devices. Hot mix for driveways and PFC surface operations are in progress.  Lane closures are expected. Motorists should expect delays.

US 80 – Wills Point

  • Limits: Intersection of US 80 and SH 64
  • Contractor: Encino Landscape
  • Cost: $548,000 for numerous locations
  • Anticipated Completion Date: May 2023

This project consists of installing new pedestrian signal poles, sidewalks, crosswalks, roadway illumination, and handicap ramps at the intersection. Majority of work has been completed, but illumination still needs to be installed. Intermittent daytime lane closures expected. Motorists should expect delays and watch for pedestrians crossing the road.

CR 2112 Bridge Replacement

  • Limits: Bridge at Caney Creek
  • Contractor: THK Construction, LLC
  • Cost: $521,961.28
  • Anticipated Completion Date: July 2023

This project is for the construction of a bridge replacement consisting of replacing bridge and approaches, grading, ACP base, and surface, and metal beam guard fence installation. Construction is substantially complete, and the bridge is now open to through traffic. Intermittent daytime lane closures expected, and motorists should expect delays.

I-20 Frontage Roads West of FM 314 and East of FM 47

  • Limits: FM 314 west one mile and FM 47 to CR 3416
  • Contractor: H.V. Caver, Inc.
  • Cost: $5.7 Million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: December 2023

This project is for roadway restoration consisting of scarifying, treating existing material & subgrade, flex base, prime coat, TCST, ACP base, ACP surface, metal beam guard fence, structures, signs, and pavement markings. Work is starting west of FM 314. The frontage roads will be closed until roadway work is completed. Motorists should expect short-term daytime lane closures from the exit ramp on eastbound I-20 to FM 314. Motorists should seek alternate routes for the duration of the project.

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Wood County

This week, crews are scheduled to continue mill and inlay work on US 69 northbound at the Smith County line and the Sabine River. Expect lane closures with flaggers and a pilot car controlling traffic. Also, crews will perform bridge maintenance on SH 182 at Lake Fork Creek and FM 17 at the Sabine River. Expect lane closures with flaggers and a pilot car controlling traffic.

Wood County construction projects updates:

SH 37 Road Widening and PFC Overlay

  • Limits: Quitman City Limit S 5.34 mi to 1.45 mi N of SL 564 in Mineola
  • Contractor: East Texas Bridge, Inc.
  • Cost: $4.58 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: June 2023

This project consists of base repair, level-up, spray paver, PFC surface, structures, bridge rail, MBGF, and pavement markings. Major items of work have been completed. Motorists should expect delays.

SH 37 – Quitman

  • Limits: Intersection near Red Bud Lane
  • Contractor: Encino Landscape
  • Cost: $548,000
  • Anticipated Completion Date: May 2023

This project consists of installing new pedestrian signal poles, sidewalks, and handicap ramps at the intersection. Intermittent daytime lane closures expected. Motorists should expect delays.

FM 14

  • Limits: From FM 2869 to East of FM 1795
  • Contractor: East Texas Bridge, Inc.
  • Cost: $2.6 Million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: September 2023

This project is for the construction of safety improvements consisting of PFC surface overlay, culvert work, safety end treatments, rumble strips, and pavement markings. Major items of work have been completed. Striping operations are scheduled to begin soon. Motorists should expect delays.

FM 1804 Bridge Replacement

  • Limits: Bridge at Black Creek
  • Contractor: THK Construction, LLC
  • Cost: $634,567
  • Anticipated Completion Date: July 2023

This project is for the construction of a bridge class culvert consisting of removal of existing bridge and approaches, constructing bridge class culvert, roadway approaches, grading, ACP base and surface, and metal beam guard fence installation. Construction is substantially complete, and the bridge is now open to through traffic. Intermittent daytime lane closures are expected, and motorists should expect delays.

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I-20 Total Maintenance Contract

  • Limits: Gregg, Smith, and Van Zandt counties
  • Contractor: Firemen Excavation, maintenance activities, follow up action worksheet summary for bridge work repair in Gregg, Smith, and Van Zandt Counties.
  • Contractor: Andrews Diversified Industries, litter removal.
  • Debris Removal/Pothole Repair Inside Lanes: Thursdays in all three counties.
  • Debris Removal/Pothole Repair Outside Lanes: Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday in all three counties.
  • Debris Removal/Pothole Repair Frontage Roads/Ramps: Friday in all counties
  • Guardrail/Sign Repair: Emergency repairs due to vehicle crashes in all counties