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Henderson County Road Buzz for Week of Aug. 13

LISTEN TO THE ROAD BUZZ ABOVE

This is the Henderson County Road Buzz for the week starting Monday, Aug. 13. The Road Buzz is an update of this week’s TxDOT projects in the county and is a service of Weinstein Law.

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Now this week’s update

— TxDOT (Athens) Maintenance and Special Jobs crews continue seal coat operations on BU 31E from Loop 7 to Carroll Street in Downtown Athens. Delays can be expected during this work. Use alternate routes when possible. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control at intersections.

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TxDOT Tyler Update for the Week of July 30

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.

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TxDOT Tyler District Update for the Week of July 23

Here is a look at work planned in the district during the Week of July 23, 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 should prepare for lane closures on I-20 throughout the week as the contractor for the Toll 49 Lindale Relief Route project conducts bridge painting operations. The closures will be implemented from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday thru Thursday, and from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Work will be moving from I-20 westbound to eastbound to paint the bridge railing and beams for the Toll 49 mainlane bridge and the northbound bridge ramp. Additionally, shoulder closures are set for US 69 at the Toll 49 intersection for work on large signs. Work will be performed Monday and Tuesday starting with the northbound shoulder.

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TxDOT Tyler Update for Week of July 19

Here’s a look at work planned in the district during the Week of July 16, 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 should prepare for lane closures on I-20 throughout the week as the contractor for the Toll 49 Lindale Relief Route project paints the bridge railing and beams for the mainlane and northbound bridges. The closures will be implemented from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday thru Thursday, and from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Friday moving from I-20 westbound to I-20 eastbound. Additionally, shoulder closures are set for US 69 at the Toll 49 intersection for work on large signs. Work will be performed Monday and Tuesday starting with the northbound shoulder.

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 Gregg, Henderson and Smith counties:

Tue., July 17: FM 16 from SH 110 at Garden Valley, east to two miles west of FM 849/CR 476
Wed ., July 18: SH 64 from Toll 49 in Smith County to FM 314 in Van Zandt County
Thurs., July 19: FM 2010 in Henderson County from FM 315 to the Van Zandt County line
Fri., July 20: FM 607 from SH 31 to FM 317 in Henderson County
Sat., July 21: FM 317 from SH 31 in Athens east to one mile west of FM 1803/Muscadine Bridge

Anderson County

Crews plan to perform edge work on SH 294 between Elkhart and FM 228. Base repairs will be conducted on FM 1817 from FM 2022 to FM 323, and on FM 323 between FM 1817 and SH 294. Expect lane closures with flaggers managing traffic control.

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TxDOT Tyler District Update for the Week of July 9

Here’s a look at work planned in the district during the Week of July 9, 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 should prepare for a slow-down on I-20 next week when the eastbound inside lane will be closed for approximately three days near the Van Zandt/Kaufman County line for work on an ongoing safety project. The lane closure is set for 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily, Monday thru Wednesday. Get more project information in the Van Zandt County section of this release.

In Tyler, daily lane closures are again being implemented on the Spur 248 widening project. The contractor will be conducting seal coat and paving operations which will cause brief delays for traffic. Additional project information is available in the Smith County section of this release.

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.

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TxDOT Tyler District Update for Week of July 2

Here’s a look at work planned in the district during the Week of July 2, 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.

All TxDOT offices will be closed, Wednesday, July 4, in observance of the holiday. The agency resumes normal business hours (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) on Thursday, July 5.

No lane closures will be conducted on I-20 for the entire week to allow for heavy holiday traffic. Additionally, lane closures on other major corridors will be minimized.

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.

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Top 5 things to do if you have storm damage

If you have received damage to your home or commercial building after a hail storm or wind damage, how do you protect yourself from being financially taken advantage of or scams?

You hear stories every day of innocent victims that give money to a contractor only to never hear from the contractor again.

Attorney Jeff Weinstein says, “Don’t hire the first person that knocks on your door to help. Most reputable contractors and roofers don’t do door-to-door knocking. They get their business like we do, from referrals of past happy customers.”

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TxDOT Tyler District Update for Week of June 25

Here’s a look at work planned in the district during the Week of June 25, 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.

Districtwide seal coat operations are ongoing 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.

The schedule for the next week with work continuing in Gregg County:

– Today – Sunday: SH 31 from south of I-20 to South Street

– Monday – Thursday: US 259 from I-20 to Loop 281

– Friday: FM 2208 from US 80 to the Harrison County line

– Saturday, Sunday: SH 42 from US 80 going south to Sinclair Road

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Gov. Greg Abbott readies Texas for storm season

How serious is hurricane season in Texas? Well, Gov. Greg Abbott took part in a teleconference with President Trump this month on the subject.

Hurricane season began June 1 and runs through Nov. 30.

On June 6, Gov. Abbott joined President Donald Trump, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, FEMA Administrator Brock Long, Cabinet members and Governors from across the country for a video teleconference briefing on hurricane preparedness.

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Drunk driving victims caution others against drinking and driving

Deputy Renae Brown thinks of 9-year-old Jade Stephens every day. She didn’t know Jade, but she feels like she does: a funny and animated young girl who once performed stand-up comedy alongside her dad and received a standing ovation. Deputy Brown met Jade on the day she died when a drunk driver T-boned her family’s car nearly four years ago on her way home.

“I drive by the intersection of the crash on my way to work every day and I think of Jade and her family,” said Deputy Brown, who was off-duty at the time, but one of the first on the scene of the crash. “People often don’t realize that a drunk-driving crash has a ripple effect. While it obviously leaves the immediate family devastated, a whole community is changed. First responders, friends, teachers — they all remember the crash and feel that loss.”

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