East Texas roadwork for the week of Aug. 17

East Texas roadwork for the week of Aug. 17
(Source: KLTV staff)

Released by the Texas Department of Transportation:

TYLER, Texas (KLTV/KTRE) - TxDOT is planning to conduct the following construction and maintenance work around the district during the Week of Aug. 17, 2020. Schedules are subject to change due to weather conditions, equipment failure or other unforeseen issues. Slow down and pay attention when traveling through work zones.

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Nighttime paving operations are ongoing on Loop 323 in Tyler. Motorists are reminded to remain alert when driving through the work zone from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., Sunday through Thursday nights. Work is being conducted on the south side of the loop between SH 155 and US 69. Expect lane closures and delays. Get more project information in the Smith County section of this release. 

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Anderson County – Palestine Maintenance crews plan to continue base repairs on FM 837, FM 323, and FM 319. Washout repairs are set for SH 294. Expect lane closures at all locations with flaggers providing traffic control.

Anderson County construction projects updates:

Safety Improvement Project

  • Limits: US 287, etc., in Rusk, Anderson, Smith, and Henderson counties
  • Contractor: Stripe-A-Zone
  • Cost: $1.1 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Spring 2021

The contractor is scheduled to continue road work on US 287 and FM 756. Expect lane closures and delays. The contract includes upgrading centerline and edge line rumble strips, and pavement markings.

County Road Off-System Bridge Project

  • Limits: Various locations in Anderson County
  • Contractor: Stateline Construction, LLC
  • Cost: $1.5 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2021

The contractor continues to work on Salt Works Road, CR 370 bridges, and roadway elements. The road is closed to through traffic. The project includes the construction of bridges, storm sewers, guardrails, base, pavement surfaces, and pavement markings.

SH 155 Pavement Repair and Overlay Project

· Limits: From 0.145 miles north of FM 315 south to 0.190 miles south of Loop 256

· Contractor: Reynolds & Kay, LTD

· Cost: $1.5 million

· Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2020

The contractor is scheduled to continue striping operations. Expect lane closures and delays. The contract includes planing, pavement repair, surface asphalt, guard fence, and pavement markings.

US 79 Super 2 Project

· Limits: From 0.5 miles northeast of Loop 256 to the Anderson/Cherokee County line

· Contractor: Madden Contracting Company, LLC

· Cost: $14.4 million

· Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2021

Work is ongoing on the shoulders and driveways, and to place drainage structures. The work zone speed limit is 60 mph. Expect lane closures and delays. The project is widening for a Super 2, including sub-grade work, surface treatment, base and surface hot-mix asphalt, widening structures, bridge rail, metal beam guard fence, signage, and permanent striping. 

US 287 Super 2 Project

· Limits: From just north of FM 2419 south to 1.7 miles north of SH 294 in Elkhart

· Contractor: A.L. Helmcamp, Inc.

· Cost: $6.1 million

· Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2020

Work includes grading ditches, installing mailboxes, and placing signs. Expect lane closures and delays. The speed limit is 60 mph through portions of the project which includes base repairs, treated subgrade, surface asphalt, upgrading structures, signs, and pavement markings.

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Cherokee County Jacksonville and Rusk Maintenance crews plan to conduct overlay operations on FM 343 between US 69 and FM 851. Once complete, the Jacksonville crew will perform edge repairs on FM 855 while the Rusk crew performs ditch maintenance on FM 851. Expect lane closures with traffic control managed by signs, flaggers, and a pilot car.

Cherokee County construction projects updates:

FM 241 Safety Widening

  • Limits: From US 69 southeast to SH 21
  • Contractor: A. L. Helmcamp, Inc.
  • Cost: $5.5 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2021

The contractor is scheduled to install drainage improvements. The project is widening the existing roadway and incorporating safety upgrades.

County Road Bridge Replacement Project

  • Limits: CR 2905 at Bowles Crk.; CR 2614 at Beans Crk.; CR 1504 at Turnpike Crk.; CR 3202 at Mills Crk.
  • Contractor: Stateline Construction, LLC
  • Cost: $1.9 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Winter 2020

CR 3202 at Mills Creek is closed to through traffic with the contractor scheduled to continue bridge construction. CR 1504 at Turnpike Creek is closed to through traffic with bridge construction ongoing. No work is scheduled on CR 2905 at Bowles Creek or CR 2614 at Beans Creek both of which are open to traffic. The project is replacing the existing bridges at each location with new structures.

SH 204 Super-2 Widening Project

· Limits: From US 79 in Jacksonville southeast to SH 110

· Contractor: Madden Contracting Company, LLC

· Cost: $13.7 million

· Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2021

The contractor is scheduled to continue the construction of the westbound passing lanes. Expect daily lane closures on this project that is adding passing lanes and incorporating safety upgrades.

US 69 Sidewalks in Jacksonville

· Limits: From Nacogdoches St. to Tena St. in Jacksonville

· Contractor: Highway 19 Construction, LLC

· Cost: $507,099.00

· Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2020

No work is scheduled for the week. The southbound outside lane is closed daily for the construction of sidewalks along US 69 in Jacksonville.

US 79 Widening Project

· Limits: From the Neches River to 1.2 miles northeast of FM 747

· Contractor: Drewery Construction Company, Inc.

· Cost: $8.2 million

· Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2020

The contractor is scheduled to perform project cleanup and address punch list items. Expect delays! The work zone speed limit is 60 mph. The road is being widened to add passing lanes.

US 79 Rehabilitation Project

· Limits: From 0.16 miles east of SH 110 to the Mud Creek Relief Bridge

· Contractor: Madden Contracting Company, LLC

· Cost: $8.2 million

· Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2020

The contractor is scheduled to perform seal coat operations on the south side of the roadway. Expect delays when construction is in progress. The work zone speed limit is 60 mph. The project is rebuilding the roadway pavement and upgrading bridge rails.

FM 343 and FM 1861 Drainage Improvements

· Limits: From US 69 to 2.7 miles E of US 69; FM 316 E to Henderson/Van Zandt Co. line

· Contractor: Highway 19 Construction, LLC

· Cost: $640,000.00

· Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2020

No work for the week. The project is upgrading driveway safety features and cross-culverts.

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Gregg County Longview Maintenance crews plan to conduct edge repairs on FM 2906 from SH 149 to Easton, and base repairs on SH 149 at Lakeport. Expect lane closures with flaggers managing traffic control.

Gregg County construction projects updates:

Various Landscape Projects

· Limits: Spur 502/Judson Rd and Loop 281; median of SH 149 and US 259/Eastman Rd

· Contractor: Encino Landscape, Inc.

· Cost: $298,628.00

· Anticipated Completion Date: Late Summer 2020

Work is ongoing in the right-of-way. The project includes improving landscape beds, irrigation systems, and retaining walls at Spur 502 and Loop 281 and SH 149 at US 259.

FM 3272 Restoration Project

· Limits: From US 80 to FM 2275 in White Oak

· Contractor: Reynolds and Kay, LTD

· Cost: $3.1 million

· Anticipated Completion Date: September 2020

The contractor will be milling and laying asphalt in the main lanes. Expect daytime lane closures and delays. The project includes pavement restoration - milling, repair, one-course surface treatment, hot mix overlay, a new sidewalk on the east side, new pedestrian crossing, and pavement markings.

FM 1844 Widening Project

· Limits: From SH 300 (Gilmer Rd) to Spur 502 (Judson Road)

· Contractor: Madden Contracting Company, LLC

· Cost: $2.6 million

· Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2020

The contractor will be constructing driveways and applying final striping. Expect lane closures and delays with flaggers managing traffic control. The project includes widening, placing hot mix asphalt, surface treatment, extending culverts, and applying stripes.

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Henderson County Athens Maintenance crews plan to perform ditch cleaning operations on SH 31W between FM 753 and SH 274. Crews will also conduct edge repairs on various roadways around the county. Expect lane closures with flaggers managing traffic control.

Henderson County construction projects updates:

Business 31 Traffic Signal Project

  • Limits: At FM 1616 and Rocky Ridge in Athens
  • Contractor: Striping Technology, L.P.
  • Cost: $200,000.00
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2020

The contractor is installing traffic signal poles. Motorists should be prepared for lane closures and delays. The project includes intersection improvements and installing traffic signals.

US 175 Improvement Project

· Limits: From Loop 7 to FM 804

· Contractor: Reynolds & Kay, LTD

· Cost: $12.1 million

· Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2021

Roadway and drainage work continue eastbound with the outside lane closed. Watch for trucks entering and exiting the closure on this project to add shoulders and improve drainage. The work zone speed limit is 60 mph.

SH 334 Bridge Project

· Limits: From Knob Hill in Seven Points (one mile east of SH 274), east to Southland                                   in Gun Barrel City (2.5 miles west of SH 198)

· Contractor: Austin Bridge and Road Services, LP

· Cost: $41.2 million

· Anticipated Completion Date: Winter 2020

The contractor continues to work on the new westbound bridges and roadway elements. Expect lane closures for beam delivery and some roadway repairs. The project will upgrade the roadway from two to four lanes and consists of the construction of bridges, storm sewers, guardrails, base, pavement surfaces, and pavement markings.

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Rusk County – Henderson Maintenance crews on Monday and Tuesday, plan to conduct base repairs on FM 348 between FM 1798 and US 79. The remainder of the week, crews will perform overlay operations on FM 2089 between SH 135 and FM 838. Expect lane closures with flaggers and a pilot car handling traffic control.

Rusk County construction projects updates:

US 259 SB Reconstruction

· Limits: From FM 1798 to US 84

· Contractor: Madden Construction Co., Inc.

· Cost: $7.3 million

· Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2020

The contractor is laying the asphalt pavement. Expect lane closures and delays with flaggers providing traffic control. The project is reconstructing the southbound roadway from FM 1798 to FM 315, and all lanes from FM 315 to just south of US 84. Work includes surface treatment, milling, hot mix overlay, guardrails, signs, and new pavement markings.

US 79 Reconstruction Project

· Limits: From CR 344 to the Panola County line

· Contractor: Madden Construction Co, Inc.

· Cost: $6.4 million

· Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2020

Current work includes sealing bridge joints, applying the final striping, and placing rumble strips. Expect alternating lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control. The work zone speed limit is 60 mph. The project includes surface treatment, milling, hot mix overlay, guardrails, bridge rails, and new pavement markings.

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Smith County – Tyler Maintenance crews plan to continue mill and inlay operations on SH 110 in Troup. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control.

Smith County construction projects updates:

I-20 Resurfacing Project

  • Limits: From FM 849 to 0.8 mi west of US 69
  • Contractor: Texas Materials Group, Inc.
  • Cost: $3.2 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2020

The contractor is scheduled to install guardrail upgrades. Work will be conducted from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., Sunday through Thursday nights. Expect lane closures. The work zone speed limit is 65 mph on this project that consists of ramp improvements and the construction of frontage roads.

FM 2767, etc., Improvements

  • Limits: FM 2767, etc., CR 386 to FM 757
  • Contractor: Stateline Construction, LLC
  • Cost: $3.88 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: October 2020

The contractor is working on drainage upgrades. Expect lane closures and delays. The project consists of culverts, safety end treatments, drainage upgrades, bridge rail upgrades, new metal beam guard fence, and driveway asphalt. 

Loop 323 Resurfacing Project

  • Limits: 0.1 miles west of SH 155, east to 0.8 miles east of US 69 in Tyler
  • Contractor: Drewery Construction Co. Inc.
  • Cost: $5 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2020

Nighttime paving operations continue on the south side of the Loop. Work hours are 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., Sunday through Thursday evenings. Two eastbound lanes will be closed on Loop 323 in the paving area each night. Use alternate routes to avoid delays. The project consists of pavement resurfacing.

SH 135 Widening Project

· Limits: From Arp to Troup

· Contractor: Drewery Construction Co. Inc.

· Cost: $9 million

· Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2021

The contractor is scheduled to perform pavement rehab operations. Expect daily lane closures with a pilot car managing traffic control. The project is adding passing lanes, improving drainage structures, and pavement resurfacing.

I-20 Ramp Improvement Project

· Limits: From US 69 to Jim Hogg Road

· Contractor: Longview Bridge and Road, Ltd.

· Cost: $14.8 million

· Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2021

Expect daily lane closures of the eastbound and westbound inside lanes as the contractor conducts barrier work. Frontage road and ramp construction continue. The work zone speed limit is 65 mph. The project consists of ramp improvements and the construction of frontage roads.

US 69 Overpass at FM 346

· Limits: At FM 346

· Contractor: Longview Bridge & Road, Ltd.

· Cost: $16.7 million

· Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2020

Bridge construction continues for a new US 69 bridge over FM 346. The speed limit is 60 mph.

FM 2493 Widening Project

· Limits: From FM 2813 in Gresham south to FM 346 in Flint

· Contractor: Highway 19 Construction, LLC

· Cost: $14.5 million

· Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2021

Construction continues on the eastern half of the road. The work zone speed limit is 45 mph. The project is widening FM 2493 from two lanes to a four-lane divided roadway with a flush median.

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Van Zandt County – Canton Maintenance crews plan to perform overlay operations on FM 1651 west of SH 198. Expect lane closures with traffic control managed by flaggers.

Van Zandt County construction projects updates:

I-20 Overlay Project

  • Limits: From SH 64 in Canton to FM 314 in Van

· Contractor: Austin Bridge and Road Services, LP

  • Cost: $5.2 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: December 2020

Crews will be performing a 2″ thick mill and inlay of hot mix under the westbound overpasses. The westbound, outside lane will be closed nightly between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. The project includes paving improvements in the westbound lanes from 1.6 miles east of FM 16 in Van to 0.4 miles west of FM 17 in Canton. The work zone speed limit is 65 mph. The project consists of pavement repair, planing, underseal membrane, Permeable Friction Course (PFC) surface overlay, metal beam guard fence, and pavement marking

CR 3605, etc. Bridge Replacement

  • Limits: CR 3605 at Giladon Creek; CR 3117 at Crooked Creek Tributary
  • Contractor: East Texas Bridge, Inc.
  • Cost: $1.07 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: December 2020

Crews will be constructing bridge rail on CR 3117. The road is closed at the bridge requiring motorists to use alternate routes until project completion. The project consists of removing and replacing the bridge structure and approaches at both locations.

Safety Improvement Project

  • Limits: FM 47 and other roads in Van Zandt, Anderson, Henderson and Smith counties
  • Contractor: Highway 19 Construction, LLC
  • Cost: $4.5 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Spring 2022

Driveway and drainage structure work are ongoing on FM 47. Expect lane closures and delays. Project work includes grading, structure work, guardrail replacement, and bridge rail upgrades.

CR 2318 Bridge Replacement

  • Limits: At Alligator Creek
  • Contractor: Stateline Construction, LLC.
  • Cost: $550,000.00
  • Anticipated Completion Date: November 2020

Crews will be placing stone riprap and preparing subgrade for pavement operations. The roadway is closed at the bridge requiring motorists to use alternate routes until project completion. The project includes removing and replacing the bridge structure and approaches.

US 80 Safety Improvements

· Limits: From the Kaufman County line east to SH 19

· Contractor: Baker & Company Construction, LLC

· Cost: $2.54 million

· Anticipated Completion Date: December 2020

Crews will be removing and replacing driveway structures in the Edgewood area. Expect daily eastbound outside lane closures managed with channelizing devices. The project consists of improving drainage, culverts, and upgrading guardrails for safety.

SH 64 Widening Project

· Limits: From FM 16 to FM 858

· Contractor: Big Creek Construction

· Cost: $9.6 million

· Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2020

Expect lane closures as cleanup operations continue. The project includes grading, structure work, striping, sign upgrades, and widening with shoulders and passing lanes in each direction.

FM 1652 Rehab Project

· Limits: From FM 17 to FM 1255

· Contractor: Highway 19 Construction, LLC

· Cost: $4.5 million

· Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2020

Punch list items are being addressed. Expect periodic two-way, one-lane traffic managed by flaggers and a pilot car. The project includes roadway rehabilitation, widening, extending and improving drainage structures for safety.

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Wood County – Mineola Maintenance crews plan to conduct overlay operations on SH 182. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control.

Wood County construction projects updates:

FM 14 Mill & Inlay

  • Limits: From FM 1795 (Hawkins) south for 4.3 miles to FM 2015
  • Contractor: East Texas Bridge, Inc.
  • Cost: $4.3 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: January 2021

Crews will be performing base repairs in preparation for paving operations. Expect lane closures with two-way traffic control. The project consists of pavement repair, planing, Superpave base, membrane underseal, Superpave surface, metal beam guard fence, and pavement markings.

CR 4870 Bridge Replacement

  • Limits: At Lake Winnsboro
  • Contractor: Stateline Construction, LLC.
  • Cost: $1.33 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: September 2020

Crews will be constructing bridge rail. The road is closed at the bridge for the duration of construction requiring motorists to use alternate routes. The project consists of removing and replacing the bridge structure and approaches.

SH 182, etc., Safety Treating Project

· Limits: Various roadways with current work on FM 182 from FM 17 to SH 154

· Contractor: Highway 19 Construction, LLC

· Cost: $1.2 million

· Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2020

Crews will continue to widen structures and install safety features on FM 1805. Expect minor delays due to periodic single-lane closures with flaggers and a pilot car providing traffic control. The project consists of extending and improving drainage structures for safety.

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I-20 Total Maintenance Contract

· Limits: Gregg, Smith and Van Zandt counties

· Contractor: Firemen Excavation

Routine maintenance activities are ongoing on I-20 with moving operations throughout the week.

· Debris Removal/Pothole Repair Inside Lanes: Thursday through all counties

· Debris Removal/Pothole Repair Outside Lanes: Monday, Tuesday, Friday all counties

· Debris Removal/Pothole Repair Frontage Roads/Ramps: Wednesday in all counties

· Guardrail Repair/Signs: Emergency repairs due to vehicle crashes in the three counties

· Tree Removal: Tree trimming in Gregg County westbound near Mile Marker 582