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Resurfacing work to begin today on FM 1990

ANDERSON CO., May 6, 2013--Texas Department of Transportation maintenance crews on Monday and Tuesday this week are scheduled to perform resurfacing operations in various locations on FM 1990, between US 79 south of Palestine and SH 294.

Once that work is complete, the crew is scheduled to perform the same work on FM 1137 east of Palestine.

Daytime lane closures will be in effect in each location while the work is in progress, and flaggers will control traffic.

Other area TxDOT work planned for this week:

RUSK COUNTY – Today, Texas Department of Transportation contract crews are scheduled to begin approximately one week of mill-and-inlay operations on the Henderson Square, marking the beginning of the final phase of the signal upgrade project begun last year. Crews are scheduled to remove the old pavement in the work area, replace it with fresh hot mix this week, weather-permitting, then stripe the area early next week before activating the new traffic signals. “This is a lot of work in a tight space,” said TxDOT spokesman Larry Krantz. “We’re strongly recommending that motorists use their knowledge of the area to seek alternate routes to bypass the square this week if their intended destination is not on the square.” In addition to providing a brand-new driving surface, the pavement-repair work obliterates the old roadway striping that would not have been compatible with the new signals. “The new signals are generations ahead of the old signals,” Krantz said. “They’ll be hooked into a larger signal network that will be more responsive to motorists using the intersection and traveling throughout Henderson. As a project, this one was long overdue, and we appreciate the patience the people of Henderson have shown during this process.” Also this week in Rusk County, TxDOT maintenance crews are scheduled to continue edge work on US 259 between the south end of the Kilgore Bypass and FM 850. Daytime lane closures will be in effect while the work is in progress. Motorists are encouraged to be prepared to reduce speed and merge in and around the work zones.

VAN ZANDT COUNTY – Texas Department of Transportation contract crews this week are scheduled to perform mill-and-inlay operations on SH 19 in Canton between IH 20 and SH 64. The work should last most of the week, weather permitting. Once that work is complete, the crew is scheduled to move to perform the same work at the IH 20/SH 64 interchange west of Canton. Elsewhere in Van Zandt County, TxDOT maintenance crews this week are scheduled to continue mill-and-inlay operations on US 80 in and around Grand Saline and begin resurfacing operations in various locations on FM 16 in and around Van late next week. Daytime lane closures will be in effect while the work is in progress. Motorists are encouraged to be prepared to reduce speed and merge in and around the work zone.

ALTO – Texas Department of Transportation maintenance crews this week are scheduled to make base and pavement repairs in various locations on SH 21 between Alto and the Nacogdoches County Line. Once that work is complete, crews are scheduled to perform the same work on SH 110 north of New Summerfield. Daytime lane closures will be in effect in each location while the work is in progress, and flaggers will control traffic. Also of note in Cherokee County, right-of-way acquisition for the expansion of US 69 in Wells is scheduled to begin this fall after the Texas Transportation Commission recently voted to allocate $4 million for that purpose. The actual construction is still unfunded, but the project remains a priority of the Tyler District and the department as a whole insofar as it would eliminate a proven bottleneck on a major hurricane evacuation route.

SMITH COUNTY – Texas Department of Transportation maintenance crews this week are scheduled to continue base and pavement repairs on FM 2661 between the railroad crossing south of SH 31 and Big Eddy Road. A second crew is scheduled to perform spot-resurfacing operations on FM 2710 east of Lindale between FM 16 and FM 14. Daytime lane closures will be in effect in each location while the work is in progress, and flaggers will control traffic.

WOOD COUNTY – Texas Department of Transportation maintenance crews this week are scheduled to make pavement and edge repairs in various locations on FM 779 northwest of Mineola. Daytime lane closures will be in effect in each location while the work is in progress, and flaggers will control traffic.

HENDERSON COUNTY – Texas Department of Transportation maintenance crews this week are scheduled to conclude several weeks of pavement-repair operations on US 175 between SE Loop 7 in Athens and FM 804. The work is being done in preparation for a seal coat application later this summer. Daytime lane closures will be in effect while the work is in progress, and flaggers will control traffic.

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