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TxDot area road work update 8-11-14

ANDERSON CO., August 11, 2014--Texas Department of Transportation maintenance crews are scheduled to conduct work on SH 294 between FM 323 and FM 228 as well as on US 287 S between Elkhart and the Houston County Line.

Palestine crews also plan to perform edge work throughout the county.

Daytime lane closures will be in effect while the work is in progress, and motorists are encouraged to be prepared to reduce speed and merge in and around the work zones.

Other TxDOT area road work planned for this week:

TYLER– A $4 million widening project on SH 64 will get under way next week in Smith County. According to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), the project, which runs from just east of Chapel Hill to SH 135 in Arp, consists of adding a left turn lane at the intersection of CR 229 (Big Oak Bay Road) as well as mile-long passing lanes at two different locations along the project. The contractor is Drewery Construction Company of Nacogdoches. Motorists should anticipate reduced speed limits and delays due to daytime lane closures.

GREGG COUNTY-- Texas Department of Transportation maintenance crews this week are scheduled to conduct repairs on FM 1844 from SP 502 to SH 300. The roadway will be reduced to one travel lane. Other work includes sealing the shoulders on SH 31 between Longview and I-20 on Monday. Expect the right lane of SH 31 to be closed with all traffic moved to the inside lane. SH 42 between SH 31 and I-20: The nighttime paving operation continues between the hours of 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. Next week the contractor will continue placing  curb and gutter and concrete driveways. Lane closures will be in effect during night time operations only. Loop 281 at FM 2087 Overpass: Work continues on construction of the detours, placing embankment and concrete paving.  Be aware of the new traffic patterns and lowered speed limit through the project. Loop 281 Turn Lane at Pine Tree Stadium:  The public should expect possible delays as the southbound outside lane will have daily lane closures during the daytime hours for striping operations and vegetative establishment. FM 2275 Bridge drill shafts are planned for next week, along with excavation, embankment and storm drain work. Should not impact traffic. Final inspection work continues for the US 80 Widening from Fisher Road to SH 42, and on the FM 349 project between US 259 and SH 31.  No lane closures expected.

ATHENS– Texas Department of Transportation maintenance crews this week are scheduled to apply hot mix on FM 1615 from SH 19 to the End of State Maintenance. Daytime lane closures will be in effect while the work is in progress, and flaggers will control traffic.

RUSK COUNTY- The project contractor this week is scheduled to complete the placement of a seal coat surface at Martin Creek State Park. Daytime lane closures are likely during this work.

SMITH COUNTY – Texas Department of Transportation maintenance crews this week are scheduled to perform edge work on FM 757 between FM 2767 and I-20. A second crew is scheduled to perform ditch work in various locations. Daytime lane closures will be in effect in each location while the work is in progress. Motorists are encouraged to be prepared to reduce speed and merge in and around the work zones.

WOOD COUNTY – Construction will continue with subgrade work and application of hot mix on the US 69 northbound widening project in Mineola. Also scheduled is: Slope maintenance on SH 154 including seeding and general clean up; pouring bridge rail on an off system bridge replacement project on CR 2405; and striping on various roadways as District Seal Coat Operations wind down. Daytime lane closures will be in effect in each location 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 maintenance crews this week are scheduled to conduct resurfacing operations on FM 17 between SH 110 and I-20. Canton Maintenance will also start a four-day Nova Chip project on SH 19 between I-20 and SH 64 and continuing west on SH 64. Construction work in Van Zandt County includes culvert work on FM 317. Daytime lane closures will be in effect while the work is in progress, and flaggers will control traffic.  

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