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TxDOT is planning to conduct the following construction and maintenance work throughout the district during the Week of July 30, 2018. 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.

Motorists are encouraged to avoid Interstate 20 at SH 64 on Sunday in Van Zandt County as Oncor and its contractor perform work that requires brief closures of I-20. Oncor will conduct five rolling traffic stops between 6:30 a.m. and noon, which will slow traffic down and possibly stop it to allow new electric wires to be run across all lanes of I-20. Each of the stops will impede traffic for about 15 minutes. The work will shut down all traffic in both the eastbound and westbound directions of travel as well as the frontage roads between SH 64 and FM 859. Work is expected to conclude by 12 p.m.

Summer seal coat operations continue in the Tyler District. Motorists should expect lane closures and delays during this work to seal and protect roadways from water, and provide a longer life cycle. Because the time to complete work on each roadway is estimated, these schedules are subject to change.

Upcoming work is as follows in Anderson County:

– Sat., Mon., July 28, 30: US 287 from the Freestone County line to FM 2706

– Tues., July 31: FM 321 from west of FM 645, northeast to US 287

– Wed., Thurs., Aug 1,2: SH 19 from FM 321, south to US 287

– Fri., Sat., Aug. 3,4: SH 155 from FM 2267 at Pert, south to Palestine City limits

Anderson County

Edge repair work is ongoing on SH 294 moving to between Slocum and FM 228, and on FM 2022 between Slocum and the Houston County line. Expect lane closures with flaggers managing traffic control.

Anderson County construction projects updates:

US 79 New Lane Construction Project

Limits: From 1.6 miles southwest of Loop 256 in Palestine south to the Trinity River
Contractor: Longview Bridge and Road, Ltd., of Longview
Cost: $42.7 million
Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2018

Closeout activities are being conducted on this project to expand a 5.3-mile section of US 79 from two lanes to a four-lane divided highway with a continuous left-turn lane and a depressed median.

SH 19 Widening Project

Limits: From 3.6 miles N of FM 837 (Henderson Co. line) south to .4 mile N of FM 321 at Montalba
Contractor: Big Creek Construction of Hewitt
Cost: $12.5 million
Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2018

Hot mix paving operations start soon. Expect lanes closures daily and watch for turning truck traffic. The project is widening the roadway with the addition of shoulders and passing lanes. The posted speed limit is 55 mph.

US 79 at UPRR Overpass Project

Limits: 1.5 miles east of FM 2574 to 0.5 miles past UPRR Overpass
Contractor: Drewery Construction Company, Inc., of Nacogdoches
Cost: $1.6 million
Anticipated Completion Date: September 2018

The southbound right shoulder is closed for placement of concrete traffic barriers across the bridge to facilitate work on the bridge rail and Metal Beam Guard Fence. The southbound shoulder is eliminated. The speed limit has been reduced to 60 mph on this project that includes, cleaning and painting steel girders, bridge rail replacement, and a concrete overlay of the existing bridge deck.

Cherokee County

Hot mix blade overlay operations continue on FM 747 between US 84 and US 79. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control.

Cherokee County construction projects updates:

US 69 Widening 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., of Longview
Cost: $17.6 million
Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2019

The contractor continues to conduct earthwork, curb and gutter, and block sod on the west side of the roadway. 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. There are minimal impacts on traffic. The speed limit has been reduced on the northern end of the project until work is completed.

Gregg County

Base repair operations continue on SH 135 from south of the Traffic Circle to the Rusk County line. The concrete paving will be removed and the roadway resurfaced. Expect lane closures with flaggers managing traffic control.

Gregg County construction projects updates:

SH 300/Gilmer Road Overlay

Limits: US 80 to FM 2275/George Richey Road
Contractor: Madden Contracting Company, LLC
Cost: $6.6 million
Anticipated Completion Date: End of Summer 2018

Alternating nighttime lane closures can be expected from US 80 to Loop 281, Sunday through Thursday nights. Work will be conducted from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., starting Sunday. The project includes placing a hot mix overlay and installing new pavement markings on the roadway from US 80 to FM 2275/George Richey Road.

I-20 Eastbound Lanes Overlay

Limits: 0.5 miles west of SH 135 to 0.5 miles west of SH 31
Contractor: Madden Contracting Co., LLC
Cost: $2.5 million
Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2018

The entrance ramp to I-20 eastbound from SH 135 will be closed on Tuesday for construction. The project consists of milling and overlaying the I-20 eastbound lanes and installing Metal Beam Guard Fence. Expect lane closures and delays.

SH 135 Kilgore Overlay

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: End of Summer 2018

The project is in Phase II construction with one lane only for southbound traffic throughout the project limits. Bridge rail work is being conducted on the west side of the road on this project to overlay SH 135 from just north of the Kilgore Circle to just north of SH 31 intersection. Motorists should expect delays. Work includes hot mix overlay, new pavement markings, new bridge rail and new Metal Beam Guard Fence.

US 80 Widening in Gladewater

Limits: Loop 485 to Locker Plant Road
Contractor: Longview Bridge and Road
Cost: $3.5 million
Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2018

Phase II construction continues with the roadway reduced to one lane of travel for both westbound and eastbound traffic. Work continues on storm sewer, curb and gutter, and flex-base on the north side of the roadway. The project consists of widening US 80 to four through lanes with 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., of Longview
Cost: $4.5 million
Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2018

Expect single lane closures as the contractor conducts work on this project. Traffic is in its final lane configuration in each direction. The project includes widening the roadway, installing storm drain, grading and base work, curb and gutter, raised medians, surface, signs and pavement markings.

SH 149 at Sabine River

Limits: From SH 322 to approximately one half-mile north of the Sabine River Bridge
Contractor: Gibson and Associates
Cost: $3.1 million
Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2018

Traffic is in the normal configuration with two lanes flowing in each direction. Expect alternating lane closures daily as the contractor continues work on the project. The project includes constructing new rails and sidewalk on the bridge, increasing its load carrying capacity, and installing new guardrail on I-20.

Henderson County

Hot mix operations are planned for BU 31E between FM 2495 and Loop 7. Base repairs and ditch maintenance will be conducted on FM 315 north of Chandler as well as various locations south of Chandler. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control at all locations.

Henderson County construction projects updates:

SH 31 Overlay Project

Limits: From FM 3204 E to 0.5 miles West of FM 315 in Chandler
Contractor: Big Creek Construction of Hewitt
Cost: $2.7 million
Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2018

Mill and inlay operations are underway along with Metal Beam Guard Fence installation. Motorists should expect daily and nightly lane closures. Expect turning construction traffic exiting and merging into traffic. The project consists of base repairs, mill and inlay, seal coating, surface hot mix, Metal Beam Guard Fence upgrades, and the installation of signs and pavement markings.

Striping Operations

Limits: SH 334 from Cedar Creek Reservoir Bridge to east of SH 198; SH 198 from Kaufman County Line to south of Cedar Creek Reservoir Bridge – cement sections only
Contractor: Striping Technology, LP
Cost: $153,363.00
Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2018

Work continues to remove old striping and short line and to replace stop bars and cross walks on this project in the Gun Barrel City area. The work includes water blast removal of the old thermos-striping, buttons and short line (stop bars, yield bars, arrows, wordage, etc.). Once the old striping is removed, the roadways will be restriped with paint first, then with thermo-stripe. The installation of new buttons and short line will follow. Signage notifying motorists of this project have been installed along the project limits and various other locations.

SH 19 Widening Project

Limits: FM 1615 South to 0.3 miles south of Coon Creek
Contractor: A.L. Helmcamp
Cost: $ 4.9 million
Anticipated Completion Date: Spring 2019

The contractor is working on the northbound side of the roadway stripping topsoil and performing dirt work to add the shoulders. The contractor has started cement treating subgrade for the shoulder widening on the northbound side of the roadway. Expect daily lane closures. The speed limit has been reduced to 60 mph for the duration of the 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: September 2018

Hot mix paving and seal coat operations continue on the westbound lanes from Baxter to one mile east of Larue. Watch for trucks entering and exiting the work zone. Expect brief delays in construction areas around county roads 4710, 4712, 4713, 4719, and 4720 as well as Loop 60. The speed limit is 55 mph on this project to expand US 175 from two lanes to a four-lane divided highway with a depressed median.

US 175 Widening Project (Phase II) (Notice of Project Completion)

Limits: From 1.1 miles E of Loop 60B at Larue to 0.85 mile E of FM 315 at Poynor
Contractor: Sundt Construction, Inc., of San Antonio
Cost: $37.8 million
Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2018

This project has been completed. It expanded a 4.7-mile stretch of 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: October 2019

Traffic is on the westbound lanes as an undivided highway running east/west as work is conducted in the eastbound lanes. The contractor is working in the two southern most lanes from Elm St. to Cemetery Road to install drive pipe and box culverts. Installation necessitates clearing/grubbing, demolishing existing culverts, and excavation. The contractor is pouring wing walls and headwalls for the culverts closest to Elm St. SW3P items are continuously installed on this project that is expanding US 175 from two lanes to a four-lane divided highway with a depressed median.

Rusk County

Edge maintenance is planned for SH 42 from FM 850 to FM 2012. Starting Thursday, August 2, mill and inlay operations will be implemented on SH 322 from FM 850 to FM 2011. Delays can be expected during work on SH 322. Expect lane closures with flaggers and a pilot car providing traffic control at both locations.

US 259 NB Overlay

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: October 2018

Expect alternating lane closures as the contractor lays hot mix in the US 259 northbound lanes only. The project includes milling, applying a hot mix overlay, and installing new pavement markings on the roadway. Expect delays!

Smith County

Profiling operations are set for FM 346. On Monday, work will be conducted between FM 2493 and FM 2868; Tuesday, work moves to the FM 346 intersection at FM 756. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control. For the remainder of the week, routine maintenance will be performed at various locations around the county.

Smith County construction projects updates:

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

No lane closures are planned as the contractor continues sidewalk construction along the East Trail between Princedale and Cumberland Road. 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: Summer 2018

Daily lane closures are possible as the contractor lays hot mix and places striping. The speed limit is 55 mph during construction to widen 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: Fall 2018

Work continues to construct right turn lanes on Grande Boulevard at Old Jacksonville Highway. Expect daytime lane closures from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. during work to construct curb and gutter and ramps. Work is expected to be completed in August and then move to Cumberland Road. 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, Cumberland Road, Independence, South Donnybrook, Rice, South Town and wrap up at Grande and FM 2493.

FM 346 Bridge Replacement Project

Limits: FM 346 at Prairie Creek, south of Lake Tyler
Contractor: Stateline Construction, LLC
Cost: $2 million
Anticipated Completion Date: Spring 2019

The contractor is performing earthwork operations on the bridge approaches. The speed limit through the work zone has been reduced to 45 mph. The project is replacing the existing bridge with a wider one.

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

The contractor will place bridge beams at both locations. The project is replacing the existing bridges with wider ones.

US 69 Resurfacing Project

Limits: From FM 346, south to the Cherokee County Line
Contractor: Drewery Construction Co. Inc.
Cost: $3.6 million
Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2018

The contractor will be performing mill and inlay operations on the mainlanes in Bullard near FM 344 utilizing daily lane closures. The project consists of pavement repair and placing a new Permeable Friction Course (PFC) surface.

I-20 Ramp Improvement Project (New 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 will be placing concrete traffic barrier on I-20 using daily lane closures and clearing right of way. The project consists of ramp improvements and construction of frontage roads.

FM 849 Bridge Replacement Project (Notice of Project Completion)

Limits: FM 849 at I-20
Contractor: Longview Bridge & Road, Ltd., of Longview
Cost: $4.6 million
Anticipated Completion Date: Spring 2018

The contractor continues to establish vegetation and perform final cleanup activities. No lane closures are planned. This is an emergency bridge replacement project consisting of removing the existing steel and concrete structure and replacing it with a new 4-span reinforced concrete structure. Work also includes the widening of the bridge approaches and improvements to the I-20 ramps.

Van Zandt County

Base repairs will be conducted on the I-20 Service Roads between Mile Markers 515 and 517. Cross structure maintenance is planned on I-20 at Mile Marker 529 and on SH 19 north of Canton. Lane closures are possible.

Van Zandt County construction projects updates:

SH 64 Widening Project (New Project)

Limits: From FM 16 to FM 858
Contractor: Big Creek Construction of Hewitt, TX
Cost: $9.6 million
Anticipated Completion Date: December 2019

Work is underway to extend cross culverts and install driveway pipe. Expect daily lane closures. The speed limit has been reduced to 60 and 50 mph along the 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.

I-20 Westbound Exit Ramp at FM 314 Relocation Project

Limits: From FM 314 WB Exit Ramp and Frontage Road
Contractor: Longview Bridge and Road, Ltd., of Longview
Cost: $4.6 million
Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2018

Final cleanup activities continue on this project that consists of reconstructing the frontage road and building a new exit ramp 1.13 miles east of FM 314.

I-20 Safety Work

Limits: From Kaufman County Line going east to SH 19, etc.
Contractor: FNH Construction, LLC
Cost: $2.4 million
Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2018

The contractor is removing and installing Metal Beam Guard Fence and concrete mow strip along FM 85 in Henderson County. Expect lane closures with a pilot car providing traffic control.

SH 243 Widening Project

Limits: From SH 198 east to SH 64 in Canton
Contractor: Longview Bridge and Road
Cost: $6.2 million
Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2018

Structure, road widening, and driveway work, is ongoing on the north side of the road. Minor delays can be expected. The project is widening the roadway from two to four lanes with a flush median, curb and gutter, and storm drain.

FM 314 Widening Project

Limits: From I-20 to the Van Zandt/Henderson County line
Contractor: A.L. Helmcamp, Inc., of Buffalo
Cost: $11.9 million
Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2018

Cleanup activities are being conducted from I-20 to SH 64. Expect lane closures and minor delays.

FM 1256 Widening Project

Limits: From FM 316 eastward to SH 19
Contractor: Longview Bridge and Road, Ltd., of Longview
Cost: $5.8 million
Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2018

The contractor continues roadway rehabilitation and widening work. Base preparation work is underway. Expect delays with a pilot vehicle and flaggers controlling traffic.

FM 1652 Rehab Project

Limits: From FM 17 to FM 1255
Contractor: Highway 19 Construction, LLC
Cost: $4.5 million
Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2018

Rehabilitation and widening work is being conducted on a two-mile section on the south end of the roadway. Pavement base preparation is ongoing on this project that is widening the existing roadway and includes structure work. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control.

FM 1653 Rehab Project

Limits: SH 64 near Ben Wheeler, southwest to FM 858 at Martin Mills
Contractor: Drewery Construction Company, Inc., of Nacogdoches
Cost: $3.9 million
Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2018

The contractor is working to finish grading of road and ditches with prime coating possible in some areas. The project consists of rehabbing and widening the roadway. Expect lane closures and delays with flaggers providing traffic control.

FM 1861 Rehab Project

Limits: From SH 19 to FM 2339
Contractor: A.L. Helmcamp, of Buffalo, TX
Cost: $2.4 million
Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2018

Current work includes applying a seal coat and placing rock rip-rap. A temporary traffic signal, in conjunction with a pilot car, is providing traffic control on this project that consists of rehabilitating and widening the existing roadway. Expect delays!

County Road 1825 Bridge Replacement Project

Limits: CR 1825 at UPRR .01 miles S of US 80 to SW of Grand Saline
Contractor: Longview Bridge and Road, Ltd.
Cost: $1.5 million
Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2018

Traffic rail work and grading are underway. CR 1825 is closed to traffic at the railroad crossing for the duration of construction.

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: December 2018

This project consists of the replacement of three county road bridges in Van Zandt County. Work is underway on the CR 1903 Bridge at Mill Creek Relief which is closed for the duration of construction.

FM 16 at FM 314 Intersection Improvements

Limits: Intersection of FM 16 and FM 314
Contractor: Reynolds and Kay, LTD.
Cost: $497,000.00

Anticipated Completion Date: October 2018
This project consists of paving and drainage improvements at the intersection. Traffic shift is in place with no lane closures anticipated. Periodic delays are possible.

Wood County

Pavement leveling is planned on FM 14 along with ditch maintenance on FM 1643. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control.

Wood County construction projects updates:

SH 182, etc., Safety Treating Project

Limits: Various Roads – Current work on FM 182 from FM 17 to SH 154
Contractor: Highway 19 Construction, LLC.
Cost: $1.2 million
Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2018

The contractor is conducting structure and driveway work on SH 182. Expect single lane closures and minor delays with flaggers providing traffic control. Work also continues on the FM 49 cross structures. Expect minor delays due to periodic single lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control.

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 on the outside lane through all three counties

– Debris Removal: Tuesday and Thursday on the inside lane through all three counties

– Debris Removal: Wednesday on the service roads

– Guardrail Repairs: Tuesday and Wednesday through all three counties

– Sign Maintenance: Tuesday and Wednesday in all three counties