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TxDot area road work update 12-9-13

SMITH CO., December 9, 2013—The Texas Department of Transportation will conduct a Public Meeting between 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, at Southside Baptist Church, to present proposed plans for widening FM 2493, or Old Jacksonville Highway, to five lanes between FM 2813, in Gresham, and FM 346, in Flint.

While there will be no formal presentation, TxDOT representatives will be on hand to discuss a preferred design based on feedback generated from the previous public meeting held in June. Exhibits showing aerial photography and proposed schematic plans of the proposed 2.2-mile project corridor will be presented at the meeting.

Find more information about the meeting here: http://www.txdot.gov/inside-txdot/get-involved/about/hearings-meetings/tyler/121013.html

The schematic drawing of the proposed alignment and project description are available here: http://www.txdot.gov/inside-txdot/projects/studies/tyler/fm-2493.html

Also this week in Smith County, TxDOT crews on Monday are scheduled to take pavement-core samples on SH 110 between Aberdeen Street south of Tyler, and the south entrance to Trane. Various daytime lane closures will be in effect while the work is in progress. TxDOT maintenance crews are also scheduled to continue edge repairs on FM 2710 between FM 16 in Lindale and FM 14 near Red Springs.

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

Other TxDOT area road work planned for the week:

ANDERSON COUNTY - Texas Department of Transportation maintenance crews this week are scheduled to perform base and pavement-repair work on FM 319, between SH 294 west of Elkhart, and the end of state maintenance in Redtown. Daytime lane closures will be in effect while the work is in progress, and flaggers will control traffic.

GREGG COUNTY – Texas Department of Transportation maintenance crews this week are scheduled to  continue hot mix resurfacing operations on three area roadways, including: FM 349 between the Kilgore City Limits and FM 2276; FM 2011 between FM 349 and the EB IH 20 on-ramp at FM 2087; and FM 2605 between FM 1845 in White Oak and the end of state maintenance. Daytime lane closures will be in effect in each location while the work is in progress, and flaggers will control traffic.

RUSK COUNTY –  Contract striping crews this week are scheduled to stripe the new pavement on NB US 259, between Lop 571 in Henderson, and FM 850. The work consists of a slow-moving convoy, and motorists are asked to stay behind the crash truck to avoid tracking through wet paint. Meanwhile, shoulder operations are scheduled to continue on the southbound side of US 259, between FM 850 and Loop 571. 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.

CHEROKEE COUNTY – Texas Department of Transportation maintenance crews this week are scheduled to make base and pavement repairs in various locations on SH 204 between Loop 456 in Jacksonville, and SH 110 in Ponta. Daytime lane closures will be in effect in each location while the work is in progress, and flaggers will control traffic in two-lane areas.

WOOD COUNTY – Texas Department of Transportation maintenance crews this week are scheduled to perform ditch work on FM 2869 near Holly Lake Ranch. Daytime lane closures will be in effect while the work is in progress, and flaggers will control traffic.

VAN ZANDT COUNTY – Texas Department of Transportation maintenance crews this week are scheduled to perform base and pavement repairs on FM 1805, between Van and Jamestown. Daytime lane closures will be in effect while the work is in progress, and flaggers will control traffic

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