ANGELINA COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Drivers might run into a few delays while TxDOT seals miles of East Texas roads starting Tuesday.
Crews will be covering existing roadway with a layer of hot asphalt followed by rock adding years of life and requiring less overall maintenance .
Work will begin Tuesday, April 22 in Polk county and will cover several farm-to-market roads in Trinity, Houston, Angelina, Shelby and San Augustine counties until May 1st.
Drivers should expect short delays and day-time lane closures.
See press release below for details:
LUFKIN, Texas — Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), contractor, Clark Construction, of San Antonio, will be applying a seal coat to roadways throughout the Lufkin District starting next week, weather permitting. The first round of the annual summer roadway preventative maintenance program gets under way on FM 350 in Polk County and on FM 2914 in San Jacinto County on Tuesday, April 22.
Motorists should be prepared for minor travel delays during this operation, according to TxDOT's Lufkin District which includes Angelina, Houston, Nacogdoches, Polk, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, Trinity and Shelby counties. On Tuesday, contractor crews will simultaneously seal a 12.2-mile section of FM 350 from U.S. 59 to the end of the pavement, and 1.7 miles of FM 2914 from 2.62 miles north of FM 3152 to U.S. 290. Here is a look at scheduled work:
This round of work is expected to run through early May with a second round starting at the end of May.
TxDOT's preventative maintenance program is a two-step seal coat process that covers an existing roadway with a layer of hot asphalt followed by rock. The process seals the roadway to keep water out thereby adding years of life and requiring less maintenance while providing a new driving surface for motorists.
TxDOT reminds motorists to expect short delays and day time lane closures in the work locations. Drivers should use caution when traveling through the work zones which will include flaggers handling traffic control in two-lane areas. Remember, traffic fines double when workers are present.