East Texas roadwork for the week of Aug. 6

Released by the Texas Department of Transportation:

TYLER, Texas – TxDOT is planning to conduct the following construction and maintenance work throughout the district durinthWeeoAugust 62018Schedules are subjecto changdutweather conditionsequipmentfailure or otheunforeseeissues. Slodowand pay attentiowhen traveling througwork zones.

Summer seal coaoperations are winding down ithTyleDistrictMotorists shoulexpect lane closureanddelayduring thiworto seaanprotect roadways frowater, anprovide a longelife cycleBecause thetime to completwork oeach roadwaiestimatedthese schedules are subjecto change. Striping and button installation operations will continue on various roadways for the next few weeks with little traffic disruption.

Upcoming seal coat work iafollowiAndersoCounty:

-        Fri.Sat., Aug. 3,4: SH 155 from FM 2267 at Pert, south to the Palestine City limits

-        Mon., Tue., Aug 6, 7: US 79 from the Palestine City limits southwest through town to S. Loop 256

-        Wed., Aug 8US 287 from US 84/W Spring St., going south to Loop 256

AndersoCount– Palestine Maintenance plans to conduct hot mix blade overlay operations on FM 19 from County Road 322 to Frankston. Expect lane closurewitflaggers and a pilot vehicle managintraffic control.

Anderson County construction projects updates:

US 79 New Lane Construction Project

·       LimitsFrom 1.6 milesouthwesoLoo256 iPalestine souttthTrinity River

·       ContractorLongvieBridganRoadLtd.oLongview

·       Cost: $42.7 million

·       AnticipateCompletioDateSummer 2018

The contractor continues to perform closeouactivitieothiproject to expand a 5.3-mile sectiooUS 7fromtwlaneto a four-landividehighwawith a continuouleft-turlanand a depressed median.

SH 19 Widening Project

·       LimitsFrom 3.6 miles N oF837 (HendersoColine) south t.4 mile N oF32aMontalba

·       ContractorBiCreeConstructiooHewitt

·       Cost: $12.5 million

·       AnticipateCompletioDateSumme2018

The contractor is preparing to conduct hot mipavinoperations. Expect lanes closures daily anwatch foturningtructraffic. Thproject iwideninthe roadwawith thadditioof shoulders anpassing lanes. Thpostedspeed limii55 mph.

US 79 at UPRR Overpass Project

·       Limits1.5 mileeast of F257t.5 milepast UPROverpass

·       ContractorDrewery ConstructioCompanyInc.oNacogdoches

·       Cost: $1.6 million

·       AnticipateCompletioDateSeptember 2018

Motorists should use caution when traveling through this work zone as the contractor moves traffic into a new traffic pattern beginning Tuesday August 7. Travel lanes in each direction will be narrowed and no shoulders in either direction. Watch for construction traffic and be prepared for the possibility of daily lane closures. The speed limihas been reducet6 mph on this project that includes, cleaninanpainting steelgirders, bridge rail replacementand a concretoverlaothexistinbridgdeck.

CherokeCounty – Jacksonville and Rusk maintenance plan to continue homix bladoverlay operationonF74betweeU84 anU79. Work will also be conducted on FM 768 between Loop 456 and US 69, and on FM 347 from US 84 to Loop 456. Expect lane closurewitflaggerproviding traffic control.

CherokeCounty constructioprojectupdates:

US 69 Widening through Wells

·       LimitsFrom 2 milenortoF124iWellssoutt0.9 miles soutoF1247

·       ContractorLongvieBridganRoadLtd.oLongview

·       Cost: $17.6 million

·       AnticipateCompletioDateSummer 2019

The contractor continues to conduct earthwork, curb and gutter, and block sod on the west side of the roadway. Thproject iwideninU69 througWellfrotwlanes tfoulanewitnew curb angutteand a two-walefturn lane througtownThere are minimaimpacts otrafficThspeelimihas been reduceothenorthern enothe projecuntiwork is completed.

GregCounty – Pavement repairs will be conducted on FM 2087 just north of Loop 281. Expect lane closureswitflaggers managintraffic control.

GregCounty constructioprojectupdates:

SH 300/Gilmer Road Overlay

·       LimitsU8 tF2275/GeorgRicheRoad

·       ContractorMaddeContractinCompany, LLC

·       Cost: $6.6 million

·       AnticipateCompletioDateEnoSummer 2018

Alternating nighttime lane closures can be expected from US 80 to Loop 281, Sunday through Thursday nights. Work will be conducted from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., starting Sunday. The project includes placing a hot mix overlay and installing new pavement markings on the roadway from US 80 to FM 2275/George Richey Road.

I-20 Eastbound Lanes Overlay

·       Limits.5 milewest oS13t.5 milewest oS31

  • style="color:black;">Contractor: Madden Contracting Co., LLC
  • style="color:black;">Cost: $2.5 million
  • style="color:black;">Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2018

Asphalt paving operations are getting underway. The project consists of milling and overlaying the I-20 eastbound lanes and installing Metal Beam Guard Fence. Expect lane closures and delays.

SH 135 Kilgore Overlay

·       LimitsFroNortof TraffiCircle iKilgore to .5 milenortoS31

·       ContractorMaddeContractinCompany, LLC

·       Cost: $2.4 million

·       AnticipateCompletioDateEnoSummer 2018

Thproject iiPhasII constructiowitonlanonlfor southbound traffithroughouthproject limitsBridgeraiwork ibeing conducteothwest sidothe roaothiproject toverlaS13frojust nortotheKilgore Circltjust nortoS3intersectionMotorists shoulexpect delays. Worincludehot mioverlay,nepavement markings, nebridge raianneMetaBeaGuard Fence.

US 80 Widening in Gladewater

·       LimitsLoo48tLockePlanRoad

·       ContractorLongvieBridganRoad

·       Cost: $3.5 million

·       AnticipateCompletioDateSummer 2018

Phase II construction continuewith the roadway reducetonlanotravefor botwestbounand eastboundtrafficWorcontinueon storm sewer, curb angutteranflex-base othnorth sidothe roadwayThprojectconsistowideninU8 tfouthrouglanewith a lefturn lanfroLoo48tLockePlant Road.

Loop 281 at FM 1845/Pine Tree Road

·       LimitsFroU8 tShofneDrive

·       ContractorLongvieBridganRoadLtd.oLongview

·       Cost: $4.5 million

·       AnticipateCompletioDateSumme2018

Expect singllane closureathe contractor conductworothiprojectTraffiiiitfinalane configuration ineach directionThprojecincludewideninthe roadway, installinstordraingrading anbase work, curb andgutter, raised medians, surface, signs anpavement markings.

SH 149 at Sabine River

·       LimitsFrom S32tapproximatelonhalf-milnortothSabinRiveBridge

·       ContractorGibsoanAssociates

·       Cost: $3.1 million

·       Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2018

Traffic is in the normal configuration with two lanes flowing in each direction. Expect alternating lane closures daily as the contractor continues work on the project. The project includes constructing new rails and sidewalk on the bridge, increasing its load carrying capacity, and installing new guardrail on I-20.

HendersoCounty – Athens Maintenance and Special Jobs crews plan to conduct 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 closurewitflaggers providing traffic controat intersections.

HendersoCounty constructioprojects updates:

SH 31 Overlay Project

·       LimitsFrom F3204 E t.5 mileWest oF31iChandler

·       ContractorBiCreeConstructiooHewitt

·       Cost: $2.million

·       AnticipateCompletioDateFal2018

Milaninlay operations are underway along with construction of mow strips for the metal beam guard fence. Motorists should expect daily and nightly lane closures. Expect turning construction traffic exiting and merging into traffic. Thproject consistobase repairs, milaninlay, seal coating, surface hot mixMetaBeaGuard Fenceupgradesanthe installatioof signs anpavement markings.

Striping Operations

·       LimitsS33from CedaCreeReservoiBridgteast oS198S19froKaufman CountLinto soutof CedaCreeReservoir Bridge - cement sectiononly

·       ContractorStripinTechnologyLP

  • style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri, sans-serif;">Cost: $153,363.00

·       AnticipateCompletioDateSummer 2018

Work continues to remove old striping and short line and to replace stobarand cross walkon thiprojecinthGuBarreCitareaThwork includewateblast removaotholthermos-striping, buttonand shorline(stobarsyielbars, arrows, wordageetc.)Once tholstripinis removedthe roadwaywilbe restripewithpainfirstthewitthermo-stripeThinstallatioonebuttonand shorlinwilfollowSignagnotifying motoristothiprojechavbeeinstallealonthprojeclimitand variouothelocations.

SH 19 Widening Project

·       LimitsF161South t.3 miles soutoCooCreek

·       ContractorA.LHelmcamp

·       Cost: 4.9 million

·       AnticipateCompletioDateSprin2019

The contractois placing flex-base on the northbound shoulder and preparing to cement treat the flex-base. The speelimihas been reduced t6 mpfothduratioothe projecwhich consistoaddin1-foot shoulders onbotthnorthbounand southbountravelanes.

US 175 Widening Project (Phase I)

·       LimitsFrom 0.1 milSoF80neaBaxteSt1.1 miles E oLoo60aLarue

·       ContractorA.LHelmcampIncanBiCreeConstruction

·       Cost: $39.2 million

·       AnticipateCompletioDateSeptember 2018

The contractor will implement a new traffic pattern starting mid-week that splits westbound and eastbound traffic. Motorists should observe advance warning signs and message boards directing traffic to the proper lanes. Hot mixpaving and seal coat operations continuothwestbounlanefroBaxtetone mileast oLarueWatch for truckentering and exiting thwork zone. Expect brief delays in construction areas around county roads 4710, 4712, 4713, 4719, and 4720 as well as Loop 60. Thspeelimiis 55 mpon thiproject texpanU17fromtwlanes to a four-lane dividehighwawith a depressed median.

US 175 Widening Project (Phase III) in Anderson County

·       LimitsFrom 0.85 mile E oF31iPoynoSt.5 milNoS15aFrankston

·       ContractorA.LHelmcampInc.

·       Cost: $27.6 million

·       AnticipateCompletioDateOctobe2019

Traffiiothwestbounlaneaaundividehighway runnineast/west awork is conducted in the eastboundlanesThe contractoiworking in the two southern most lanes from ElSttCemetery Road to install drive pipe and box culvertsInstallation necessitates the continuation of clear/grub, demolishing existing culverts, andexcavationSW3P items are continuously installed and repaired on this project that is expanding US 175 from two lanes to a four-lane divided highway with a depressed median.  

RusCounty  Henderson Maintenance and Special Jobs crews plan to conduct mill and hot mix inlay operations on SH 322 from US 259 to FM 1249. Expect lane closurewitflaggers and a pilot car providingtraffic control. Use alternate routes when possible.

US 259 NB Overlay

  • style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri, sans-serif;">Limits: From US 79 in Henderson to Jarrell Creek (2.8 miles north of FM 1798)
  • style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri, sans-serif;">Contractor: Madden Contracting Company, LLC
  • style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri, sans-serif;">Cost: $5.2 million
  • style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri, sans-serif;">Anticipated Completion Date: October 2018

Expect alternating lane closures starting August 16 as the contractor lays hot mix in the US 259 northbound lanes only. The project includes milling, applying a hot mix overlay, and installing new pavement markings on the roadway. Expect delays!

Smith County  Tyler Maintenance crews plan to install a turn lane on FM 2964 at CR 2307. Expect lane closureswitflaggers providintraffic control.

SmitCounty constructioprojectupdates:

Legacy Trails – Hike and Bike Trail Development

·       LimitsWest TrailThreLakePkwtF2813East TrailThreLakPkwtCumberlanRd

·       ContractorReynolds & Kay LTD.

·       Cost: $4.6 million

·       AnticipateCompletioDate:  Sprin2019

No lane closures are planned as the contractor continues sidewalk construction along the West Trail between CR 164 and Oak Creek Blvd. The project consists of constructing 4.4 miles of hike and bike trails in Southwest Tyler. It includes the construction of parking lots, driveways, landscaping, pedestrian ramps, crosswalks and drainage structures along the 10-foot wide hike and bike trails.

Spur 248 Widening Project

·       LimitsFrom 1.75 milewest oF848/OlOmeRoagoineastS64 southeasoTyler

·       ContractorLonestaEquipmenCompanyInc.

·       Cost: $8.6 million

·       AnticipateCompletioDateSumme2018

Daily lane closures are possible athe contractor lays hot mix and places striping. The speelimii55 mphduring constructiotwideSpu24frotwlanes to a four-landivided roadwawith a flush median.

Turn Lanes Project

·       LimitsVarious locations throughouTyler

·       ContractorLonestaEquipmenCompanyInc.

·       Cost: $2.4 million

·       AnticipateCompletioDateFall 2018

Work continueto construct righturn laneoGrandBlvd. at Old JacksonvillHwyExpect daytime lane closuresfrom 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for pavement work. Work is expected to be completed in August and then move to Cumberland Road. Thproject is removinthe existing mediantextend thturn lanes anadding righturn lanestvariouintersectioniTyler. WorlocationincludU69CumberlanRoadIndependenceSouthDonnybrookRiceSoutTowanwrauaGrandanF2493.

FM 346 Bridge Replacement Project

·       LimitsF34aPrairiCreek, soutoLake Tyler

·       ContractorStatelinConstructionLLC

·       Cost: $2 million

·       AnticipateCompletioDateSprin2019

The contractois performinearthwork operationothbridgapproaches. The speed limithrougthe work zonehabeen reduced t45 mphThproject is replacing thexistinbridgwith a wideone.

CR 356 & CR 234 Bridge Replacement Project

·       LimitsC35aSimpsoCreek, easoWinonaC23aMuCreek

·       ContractorStatelinConstructionLLC

·       Cost: $80,000.00

·       AnticipateCompletioDate: Sprin2019

The contractor will continue bridge superstructure work at both locations. Both bridges are closed for this project to replacthexistinbridgewitwideones.

US 69 Resurfacing Project

·       LimitsFrom F346souttthCherokeCounty Line

·       ContractorDrewery ConstructioCoInc.

·       Cost: $3.6 million

·       AnticipateCompletioDateFal2018

The contractowilbperforminmill and inlay operations and backfilling pavement edges utilizing daily lane closures. Thproject consistopavemenrepaianplacing a nePermeablFrictioCourse (PFC) surface.

I-20 Ramp Improvement Project

  • style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri, sans-serif;">Limits: From US 69 to Jim Hogg Road
  • style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri, sans-serif;">Contractor: Longview Bridge and Road, Ltd.
  • style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri, sans-serif;">Cost: $14.8 million
  • style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri, sans-serif;">Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2020

The contractor is clearing ROW. The project consists of ramp improvements and construction of frontage roads.

VaZandCounty  Canton Maintenance plans to conduct overlay operations on the I-20 Service Roads between Mile Markers 514 and 516. Crews will also perform routine maintenance work on roadways around the county. Lane closures are possible at work locations.

VaZandCounty constructioprojectupdates:

SH 64 Widening Project

·       LimitsFroF1tF858

·       Contractor: BiCreeConstructioof HewittTX

·       Cost$9.6 million

·       AnticipateCompletioDateDecembe2019

Work is underway to extend cross culverts and install driveway pipe. Expect daily lane closures. The speed limit has been reduced to 60 and 50 mph along the limits. The project consists of grading, structure work, striping, sign upgrades, and widening the roadway with the addition of shoulders and passing lanes in each direction.  

I-20 Westbound Exit Ramp at FM 314 Relocation Project

·       LimitsFrom F31WExiRamp anFrontagRoad

·       ContractorLongvieBridganRoadLtd.oLongview

·       Cost: $4.6 million

·       AnticipateCompletioDateSumme2018

Finacleanuactivities continue othiprojecthat consistoreconstructing thfrontage roaanbuilding a newexit ram1.13 mileeasoF314.

I-20 Safety Work

·       LimitsFrom KaufmaCountLingoineast tS19, etc.

·       ContractorFNConstructionLLC

·       Cost: $2.4 million

·       AnticipateCompletioDateFal2018

The contractois removinaninstallinMetaBeaGuard Fence anconcrete mow strialonF8inHendersoCounty. Expect lane closurewith a pilot car providintrafficontrol.

SH 243 Widening Project

·       LimitsFrom S19east tS6iCanton

·       ContractorLongvieBridganRoad

·       Cost: $6.2 million

·       AnticipateCompletioDateSummer 2018

Structure, roawideningandrivewaworkiongoinothnorth sidothe roadMinodelays cabe expectedThproject iwideninthe roadwafrotwtfour lanewith a flush median, curb angutterand storm drain.

FM 314 Widening Project

·       LimitsFroI-2 tthVaZandt/Henderson Countline

·       ContractorA.LHelmcampInc.oBuffalo

  • style="color:black;">Cost: $11.9 million

·       AnticipateCompletioDateSumme2018

Cleanuactivities remain froI-2 tS64Temporary lane closures are possible.

FM 1256 Widening Project

·       LimitsFrom F31eastward tS19

·       ContractorLongvieBridganRoadLtd.oLongview

·       Cost: $5.8 million

·       AnticipateCompletioDateFal2018

The contractor continues roadway rehabilitatioanwideninwork. Base preparation work is underway. Expectdelaywith a pilovehiclanflaggers controllintraffic.

FM 1652 Rehab Project

·       Limits: From FM 17 to FM 1255

·       Contractor: Highway 19 Construction, LLC

·       Cost: $4.5 million

·       Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2018

Rehabilitation and widening work is being conducted on a two-mile section on the south end of the roadway. Pavement base preparation is ongoing on this project that is widening the existing roadway and includes structure work. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control.

FM 1653 Rehab Project

·       LimitsS6near BeWheeler, southwest tF85aMartiMills

·       ContractorDrewery ConstructioCompanyInc.oNacogdoches

·       Cost: $3.9 million

·       AnticipateCompletioDateFal2018

The contractor is working to finish grading of road and ditches with prime coating possible in some areas. Theproject consistof rehabbinanwideninthe roadwayExpect lane closureandelaywitflaggers providingtraffic control.

FM 1861 Rehab Project

·       LimitsFrom S1tF2339

·       ContractorA.LHelmcampoBuffalo, TX

·       Cost: $2.4 million

·       AnticipateCompletioDateFal2018

Current work includes applying a seal coat and placing rock rip-rap. A temporary traffic signalin conjunctiowith a pilot cariprovidintraffic controothiprojecthat consistof rehabilitatinandwideninthexisting roadwayExpect delays!

County Road 1825 Bridge Replacement Project

·       LimitsC182aUPR.1 miles S oU8 tSoGranSaline

·       ContractorLongvieBridganRoadLtd.

·       Cost: $1.5 million

·       AnticipateCompletioDateFal2018

Traffic rail work and grading are underwayC182is closettraffiathe railroacrossinfothdurationof construction.

County Road Bridge Replacement Project

·       LimitsC341aGiladoCreek, C19aMilCreeReliefCR 214aCaneCreek

·       Contractor: B & E ConstructionInc.

  • style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri, sans-serif;">Cost: $94,8.

·       AnticipateCompletioDateDecembe218

Thiproject consistothe replacemenothree county roabridgeiVaZandt CountyWorisunderwaothe C190BridgaMilCreeReliewhiciclosefothduratioof construction.

FM 16 at FM 314 Intersection Improvements

·       LimitsIntersectiooFM 1anFM 314

·       Contractor: ReynoldanKayLTD.

·       Cost$497,.

  • Anticipated Completion Date: October 2018

This project consists of paving and drainage improvements at the intersection. Lane closures with one way traffic managed by flaggers and a pilot car will be in effect during paving operations.

WooCounty  Mineola Maintenance crews plan to perform level up work on SH 154 west of FM 14, and ditch maintenance on SH 154 west of Lake Fork. Expect lane closurewitflaggers providing traffic control.

WooCounty constructioprojectupdates:

SH 182, etc., Safety Treating Project

·       LimitsVarious Roads - Currenwork oF182 from F17 to SH 154

·       ContractorHighway 1ConstructionLLC.

·       Cost: $1.2 million

·       AnticipateCompletioDateFall 2018

The contractois conducting structure andrivewawork oS182. Expect singllane closureand minor delayswitflaggers providintraffic controlWoralso continueothF49 cross structures. Expect minodelaydueto periodic single lane closurewitflaggers providintraffic control.

I-20 Total Maintenance Contract

·       LimitsGreggSmitanVaZandt counties

·       ContractorFiremeExcavation

Routine maintenance activitieare ongoinoI-2 with movinoperationthroughouthweek:

-             DebriRemovalMonday and Friday on thoutsidlanthrougalthree counties

-             DebriRemovalTuesday and Thursday on the insidlane througalthree counties

-             Debris Removal: Wednesday on the service roads

-             Guardrail RepairsTuesdathrougGregg County