Roadwork for the week of April 3

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Published: Apr. 7, 2023 at 5:53 AM CDT
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EAST TEXAS (Press Release ) - TYLER – TxDOT is planning to conduct the following construction and maintenance work in the district during the week of April 3, 2023. Work schedules are subject to change due to weather conditions, equipment failure, or other unforeseen issues. Please slow down and pay attention in work zones.

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Anderson County

Palestine Maintenance will be mill and inlaying on Loop 256 in Palestine. Expect lane closures with traffic controlled by flaggers and a pilot car.

Anderson County construction projects updates:

US 175 Widening Project

  • Limits: From 0.4 miles SE of SH 155, SE to Cuney
  • Contractor: Big Creek Construction, LTD
  • Cost: $55.5 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Spring 2026

The contractor is scheduled to work on the new eastbound bridge and roadway elements. The speed limit is reduced throughout the project limits. Motorists should use caution when traveling through the project and expect lane closures and delays. Project consists of expansion to a four-lane roadway with new bridges across the Neches River.

SH 155 Overlay Project

  • Limits: From 0.14 Mi S of FM 19 (End of Curb and Gutter) to S of FM 315
  • Contractor: Madden Contracting Company, LLC
  • Cost: $14.6 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2023

The contractor is scheduled to work on guard rail and roadway elements. The speed limit has been reduced to 60 mph throughout the project. Motorists should use caution when traveling through the project and expect lane closures and delays. The project consists of one course surface treatment (OCST), permeable friction course (PFC) surface, shoulder texturing, edge treatment and pavement markings.

Flashing Chevrons Safety Project

  • Limits: FM 321, etc.
  • Contractor: Marcom’s Mowing Service, LLC.
  • Cost: $0.8 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2023

The contractor is scheduled to work on trimming trees and placing signs at various locations throughout Anderson and Henderson County. Motorists should use caution when traveling through the project and expect lane closures and delays. Project consists of installing chevrons and advance warning signals.

District Mill and Inlay Project

  • Limits: US 287, etc.
  • Contractor: Big Creek Construction, LTD
  • Cost: $0.8 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2023

No work is scheduled this week. Motorists should use caution when traveling through the project and expect lane closures and delays. This project consists of mill and inlay on various roadways throughout the Tyler District.

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Cherokee County

Jacksonville maintenance will be performing bridge repairs at various locations throughout the county. Expect lane closures with flaggers controlling traffic. Rusk maintenance crews will be performing base repairs on FM 1247 and FM 752. Motorists should expect lane closures with traffic controlled by flaggers.

Cherokee County construction projects updates:

US 84 Widening

  • Limits: From 0.43 mi east of SH 110 in Rusk, northeast to the Rusk County line in Reklaw
  • Contractor: Madden Contracting Company, LLC
  • Cost: $7.9 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Spring 2023

The project is in suspension and pending punch list inspection. There will be no lane closures in place. The project will widen and resurface the roadway, along with adding safety upgrades.

FM 22 Safety Widening and Bridge Replacement Project

  • Limits: From CR 1512 west of Gallatin, east to SH 110
  • Contractor: Stateline Construction, LLC
  • Cost: $5.5 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2023

The project is in suspension and pending punch list inspection. No work will be done in the upcoming weeks. The project widens the existing roadway, replace three bridges, and incorporate safety upgrades.

SH 21 Resurfacing Project

  • Limits: Houston County Line east to US 69 in Alto
  • Contractor: A.L. Helmcamp
  • Cost: $6.0 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2023

The contractor will not be doing any production related work until the start of seal coat season in May. Equipment has been demobilized. The project will consist of pavement resurfacing.

SH 135 Bridge Replacements

  • Limits: Mud Creek Bridge & Mud Creek Relief Bridge
  • Contractor: Highway 19 Construction, LLC
  • Cost: $4.2 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Spring 2023

The contractor is scheduled to complete roadside embankment operations, then apply topsoil and seeding. The roadway is closed to through traffic. Barricades and signage for the detour are in place. The project consists of the replacement of the bridge at Mud Creek and Mud Creek Relief.

SH 294 Rehabilitation Project

  • Limits: From CR 2326, E to SH 21
  • Contractor: Madden Contracting Company LLC
  • Cost: $3.4 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2023

The contractor will begin setting up barricades this week. The contractor will begin installing driveway pipes, safety end treatments. Lane closures are possible. The project consists of pavement resurfacing.

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Gregg County

Longview Maintenance will complete fog seal operations on FM 2011. The work will be from SH 322 to FM 2011. Traffic will be controlled by flaggers and a pilot car. Also, crews are scheduled to begin edging operations on FM 2207, from SH 135 N to SH 135 S. Weather permitting, crews also plan to complete overlay operations on FM 2906, from Williams Rd. to SH 149. Expect lane closures with flaggers controlling traffic.

Gregg County construction projects updates:

US 259/SH 42 (Business) in Kilgore

  • Limits: Woodlawn Street south to the Rusk County line.
  • Contractor: Madden Construction
  • Cost: $1.5 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: April 2023

The project consists of milling and in laying hot mix asphalt on all lanes and restriping. Motorists should expect alternating lane closures. Please slow down and watch for workers. Expect delays.

US 80 and FM 2208 (Alpine Road)

  • Limits: Intersection of US 80 and FM 2208
  • Contractor: Reynolds and Kay, LTD
  • Cost: $784,000
  • Anticipated Completion Date: April 2023

This project consists of installing new pedestrian signal poles, sidewalks, and handicap ramps at the intersection. Expect lane closures and workers present.

Spur 502 (Judson Road) at Eden

  • Limits: Intersection of Judson Rd. and Eden Dr.
  • Contractor: Reynolds and Kay, LTD
  • Cost: $330,000
  • Anticipated Completion Date: April 2023

This project consists of installing new traffic signal, sidewalks, and handicap ramps at the intersection.  Expect lane closures and workers present.

SLP 281, SH 300 and Estes Parkway

  • Limits: For SLP 281 - Fairmont St. to SH 300 (Gilmer Rd.); SH 300 – Reel Rd. to Evergreen St.; Estes Pkwy – Walmart north to I-20
  • Contractor: Cross Plus Construction
  • Cost: $2.5 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: May 2023

This project consists of installing sidewalks on both sides of the road. There will be shoulder closures as well as some lane closures as needed.  Slow down and watch for workers. Expect delays.

SH 135 – Kilgore Traffic Circle

  • Limits: Traffic circle in Kilgore to Rusk County line
  • Contractor: East Texas Bridge
  • Cost: $8.37 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: March 2024

This project consists of completely rebuilding the traffic circle and full width of roadway to the Rusk County line. It will consist of removing existing concrete paving, reconstructing subgrade, constructing concrete paving, storm sewer installation, lighting, and striping. The traffic will be reduced to one lane in the southbound direction for the duration of the project. A detour will be set up for northbound traffic to follow SH 42. This will allow the contractor to build half of the roadway. Traffic will be switched to the newly constructed lanes later to allow completion of the other half of the highway. Expect delays.

Spur 63/McCann Road Bridge Project

  • Limits: From McCann Road, north to Glencrest Lane
  • Contractor: Leland Bradlee Construction
  • Anticipated Completion Date: July 2023

This project is part of the City of Longview Guthrie Creek Trail project. It will consist of building a bridge over Guthrie Creek to allow bicyclist and pedestrians to travel under Spur 63. The traffic will be reduced to two lanes, one northbound lane and one south bound lane to allow the contractor to build half of the bridge. Traffic will be switched later to allow completion of the bridge construction. Expect delays.

FM 2206/Harrison Road

  • Limits: Fisher Rd. to SH 42
  • Contractor: East Texas Bridge, Inc.
  • Cost: $14.15 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: May 2023

This project consists of widening a two-lane road to four lanes with a center turn lane. This includes drainage structures, new bridge, flexible base, hot mix, and pavement markings. Contractor will be extending culverts and constructing detours. There will be daytime lane closures. Expect delays.

FM 2206/Harrison Road

  • Limits: From Loop 281 to Fisher Rd.
  • Contractor: East Texas Bridge, Inc.
  • Cost: $15.16 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: October 2023

This project consists of widening a two-lane road to four lanes with a center turn lane.  This includes drainage structures, flexible base, curb and gutter, sidewalks, hot mix, and pavement markings.  Contractor will be extending culverts and constructing detours.  There will be daytime lane closures.  Expect delays.

Pentecost Rd. Bridge Replacement

  • Limits: US 259 Business to Stone Rd.
  • Contractor: South Texas Illumination
  • Cost: $638,000
  • Anticipated Completion Date: April 2023

The project consists of replacing the bridge structure on Big Head Creek. Pentecost Road will be closed to thru traffic. Only local traffic will be allowed. Thru traffic needs to select an alternate route.

High St. Bridge over UP Railroad

  • Limits: Nelson St. to Marion Dr.
  • Contractor: Ragle Construction
  • Cost: $9.3 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: January 2025

The project consists of replacing the High Street bridge structure over the UP railroad. High Street will be reduced to two lanes – one NB lane and one SB lane. One half of the bridge will be constructed at a time.  Expect delays. Traffic may want to seek alternate routes.

LP 281/Estes Pkwy

  • Limits: North of Intersection of I-20
  • Contractor: Encino Landscape
  • Cost: $548,000
  • Anticipated Completion Date: April 2023

This project consists of installing new pedestrian sidewalks and handicap ramps near the intersection.  There will be daytime lane closures.  Expect delays.

US 259 Bypass in Kilgore

  • Limits: SH 31 to the Rusk County line
  • Contractor: Madden Construction
  • Cost: $4.8 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: April 2023

This project consists of milling and inlaying hot mix asphalt on all lanes and restriping. There will be alternating lane closures. Slow down and watch for workers. Expect delays.

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Henderson County

Athens Maintenance is scheduled to blade lay hot mix on FM 3054, between SH 198 and FM 2709. Expect lane closures with flaggers controlling traffic.

Henderson County construction projects updates:

SH 198 Bridge Project

  • Limits: At the Clear Creek Bridge a mile north of FM 3054 to 0.1 mile north of CR 2830
  • Contractor: Copasa Inc.
  • Cost: $30.4 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Spring 2024

The contractor is scheduled to work on the new northbound bridge and roadway elements. Motorists should be prepared for lane closures and delays. The bridge is closed to traffic, and a detour is in place until traffic is opened across the new bridge. The bridge is expected to open this week. The speed limit has been reduced to 50 mph throughout the project. The project consists of the construction of replacing bridges, approaches, grading, structures, asphalt concrete pavement (ACP) base, ACP surface, retaining walls, curb & gutter, metal beam guard fence (MBGF), and pavement markings.

BUS 175 Safety Improvement Project

  • Limits: From BUS 19 to Grass Median 1 Mi. west of SL 7
  • Contractor: Reynolds & Kay, LTD
  • Cost: $700,000
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2023

No work is scheduled this week. The project includes traffic signals, curb ramps and pavement markings.

SL 7 GCAA Landscape Improvement Project

  • Limits: Various locations on SL 7
  • Contractor: Tight Line Construction, LLC
  • Cost: $0.2 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Spring 2023

No work is scheduled. The project includes traffic signals, curb ramps, and pavement markings.

BUS 31 Sidewalk Project

  • Limits: From Carroll St to Flat Creek Rd
  • Contractor: Highway 19 Construction, LLC
  • Cost: $2.3 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2023

The contractor is scheduled to continue work on sidewalks along BUS 31. Motorists should be prepared for lane closures and delays. The project includes pavement structure repairs, sidewalks, pavement markings and signage.

FM 316 Rehabilitation

  • Limits: From FM 1861 to US 175
  • Contractor: Baker & Company Construction, LLC
  • Cost: $7.9 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Spring 2024

The contractor is scheduled to continue removing and trimming trees. Motorists should use caution when traveling through the project and expect lane closures with delays. The project includes pavement reconstruction, structures, pavement markings and signs.

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Rusk County

Henderson Maintenance will be performing edge repair on SH 323. Expect lane closures with flaggers controlling traffic. A second crew will be digging base failures on FM 95. Expect lane closures with flaggers controlling traffic.

Rusk County construction projects updates:

SH 64 and Mill Street Intersection/US 79 and Webster Street

  • Limits: Intersection
  • Contractor: Reynolds and Kay, LTD
  • Cost: $784,000
  • Anticipated Completion Date: April 2023

This project consists of installing new pedestrian signal poles, sidewalks, and handicap ramps at the intersection. There will be daytime lane closures. Motorists should expect delays.

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Smith County

Tyler Maintenance will have a crew on FM 2868 for base repairs. Expect lane closures with flaggers controlling traffic. A second crew will be conducting bridge work on FM 14, north of Red Springs. Expect lane closures with flaggers controlling traffic.

Smith County construction projects updates:

Sidewalks at Various Locations in Smith County

  • Limits: SH 64 in Tyler (Entrada Lane to Parkdale Dr.); SH 110 in Troup (CR 2138 to FM 347); SH 135 in Troup (FM 13 to Tiger Drive)
  • Contractor: Highway 19 Construction, LLC
  • Cost: $3.5 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Winter 2022

Project is in final cleanup. No work is scheduled this week. No lane closures are anticipated. The project consists of sidewalk construction along SH 64 west in Tyler, SH 110 west in Troup and SH 135 north in Troup.

FM 344, ETC. Safety Improvements

  • Limits: FM 344 – From FM 756, E to SH 110; FM 768 – From SL 456, S to FM 22
  • Contractor: A R Brothers Construction Services, Inc.
  • Cost: $1.8 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Spring 2023

No work is scheduled this week. Project is awaiting final punch list. The project consists of improving drainage, culvert work, and guard rail upgrades.

SH 155 Resurfacing Project

  • Limits: From Loop 323 in Tyler, southwest to the Anderson County line
  • Contractor: Madden Contracting Company, LLC
  • Cost: $17 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2023

The contractor is scheduled to begin laying PFC surface to the existing lanes. Expect delays and lane closures on this corridor when construction in in progress. The work is scheduled to be completed at night. The project consists of resurfacing the roadway, upgrading drainage structures, and repairing bridge joints.

Tyler State Park Bridge and Resurfacing Project

  • Limits: Park Maintenance Road in Tyler State Park SW to Cedar Point Camping Area Exit
  • Contractor: Encino Landscape
  • Cost: $2.4 Million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2023

The contractor scheduled to begin work soon, pending revaluation of the project. The project consists of bridge and pavement resurfacing.

Tyler State Park Rehabilitation Project

  • Limits: Park Maintenance roads, camp areas 5-8, additional parking in camp area 10, day use parking area curb and gutter repair
  • Contractor: East Texas Bridge, Inc.
  • Cost: $851,000
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2023

The contractor is scheduled to lay asphalt around the water treatment facility. Park areas will be closed as operations are in progress. This project is the rehabilitation of parking areas at camp site and maintenance roadways.

SH 110 & FM 346 Landscape Project

  • Limits: Various locations on SH 110 & FM 346
  • Contractor: Tight Line Construction, LLC
  • Cost: $157,495
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Winter 2022

The project is suspended and awaiting punch list inspection for the Whitehouse landscape project. The project consists of landscape development.

Whittle Street, CR 2110, and CR 289 Bridge Replacement Project

  • Limits: Whittle Street, CR 2110, CR 289
  • Contractor: THK Construction, LLC
  • Cost: $1.25 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Spring 2023

No work is scheduled this week on Whittle Street at West Mud Creek Tributary. The project is in suspension and pending change order operations at the Whittle Street Bridge site. The road is open to through traffic. The project consists of replacing the existing bridge with a new structure.

No work is scheduled on the CR 2110 bridge at Kickapoo Creek. The road is open to through traffic. The project replaces the existing bridge with a new structure.

No work is scheduled this week on the CR 289 bridge at Prairie Creek. The road is open to traffic. The project replaces the existing bridge with a new structure. The contractor will complete one bridge at a time.

I-20 Mill and Inlay

  • Limits: Van Zandt County Line to SH 110
  • Contractor: Texas Materials Group, INC.
  • Cost: $6 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Spring 2023

No work is scheduled this week. The project is in time suspension. Expect delays on this corridor when construction is in progress. Project consists of an overlay with TBPFC surface, ACP surface, planing, shoulder texturing and pavement markings.

US 271 Rehab, Turn Lanes, and Pavement Overlay

  • Limits: From FM 16 going southwest to I-20
  • Contractor: Madden Contracting Company, LLC
  • Cost: $12.4 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: May 2023

Crews will be preparing for the southbound left turn lane widening at FM 757 and paving operations for the southbound outside lane and shoulder. The southbound outside lane and shoulder are closed indefinitely while rehab work is ongoing and will be managed by signs channelizing devices. No additional lane closures are anticipated. The PFC surface operations are projected to begin end of March, first of April 2023. The project consists of paving, structures, MBGF, and pavement markings from IH 20 N to the Gregg County Line. The portion from IH 20 to FM 16 also includes turn lanes and pavement rehabilitation.

SH 64 Intersection Improvement and Turn Lanes

  • Limits: At CR 289 (Wolfe Lane)
  • Contractor: Lonestar Equipment Co. Inc.
  • Cost: $2.2 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2023

Weather permitting, the contractor is scheduled to prep for widening and cement treat the existing sub-base. Expect delays on this corridor while construction is in progress. Lane closures are anticipated. Project consists of an intersection improvement and addition of turn lanes at CR 289 (Wolfe Lane).

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Van Zandt County

Van Zandt County construction projects updates:

FM 859 Safety Structures Widening

  • Limits: US 80 (Edgewood) N 7 miles to SH 19
  • Contractor: Baker & Company Construction, LLC.
  • Cost: $3.6 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: September 2023

Crews will be extending the structure at Giladon Creek. The two-way, one-lane traffic at the bridge, managed by a 24-hour temporary traffic, is expected to be removed at the end of this week. Crews will be working behind guardrail at the other bridge near FM 1395 over Giladon Creek Branch. Crews will be placing hot mix level-up so lanes closures are expected, and motorist should expect delays. This safety improvements project consists of improving drainage, culverts, and bridge rail.

SH 19 Super Two Widening & Overlay (South of Canton)

  • Limits: SH 243 (Canton) S 13 miles to Henderson County line
  • Contractor: Big Creek Construction, LTD.
  • Cost: $12.1 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: December 2023

The project contractor has restarted hot mix work. Lane closures are anticipated. The project consists of super two work including grading, base repair, treated subgrade, flex base, OCST, PFC surface, structures, signs, and pavement markings.

SH 19 Super Two Widening & Overlay (North of US 80)

  • Limits: US 80 N 6 miles to Rains County Line
  • Contractor: A.L. Helmcamp, Inc.
  • Cost: $8.8 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: December 2023

Crews will perform pavement widening operations for the northbound super two passing lane. The northbound shoulder will be closed for the duration of widening operations and will be managed by signs and channelizing devices. Crews are working to install embankment inside the shoulder closure area. Lane closures are possible due to work needing to be performed in the areas the roadway will transition into and out of the new Super Two and at bridge ends. There is a reduced speed limit of 55 mph throughout the project. The project consists of super two work including grading, base repair, treated subgrade, flex base, OCST, PFC surface, structures, signs, and pavement markings.

US 80 – Wills Point

  • Limits: Intersection of US 80 and SH 64
  • Contractor: Encino Landscape
  • Cost: $548,000 for numerous locations
  • Anticipated Completion Date: March 2023

This project consists of installing new pedestrian sidewalks and handicap ramps near the intersection. Most of the work has been completed, but illumination still needs to be installed. Daytime lane closures could exist. Motorists should expect delays.

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Wood County

This week, crews are scheduled to blade overlay on FM 49 east of SL 564 to the Upshur County line. There will be two crews working on FM 49, one on the east side and the other at the west end. Traffic will be controlled by flaggers and a pilot car.

Wood County construction projects updates:

SH 37 Road Widening and PFC Overlay

  • Limits: Quitman City Limit S 5.34 mi to 1.45 mi N of SL 564 in Mineola
  • Contractor: East Texas Bridge, Inc.
  • Cost: $4.58 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: May 2023

Crews will be placing ACP driveways. The PFC surface operations are projected to begin at the end of March or the first of April 2023. Lane closures may be possible during the driveway installations and are expected during the PFC installation. The project consists of base repair, level-up, spray paver, permeable friction course surface, structures, bridge rail, metal beam guard fence, and pavement markings.

FM 2088, etc. MBGF Improvements in Wood County

· Limits: 10 locations (FM 2088, FM 17, FM 514 FM 515, FM 2966)

· Contractor: 3LW Civil, LLC

· Cost: $2.1 million

· Anticipated Completion Date: February 2023

The contractor will be addressing punch list items. Periodic, short-term lane closures may be in place at various locations. Flaggers and a pilot car will control traffic. The project is for bridge maintenance consisting of MBGF and bridge retrofit rail.

SH 37 – Quitman

  • Limits: Intersection near Red Bud Lane
  • Contractor: Encino Landscape
  • Cost: $548,000
  • Anticipated Completion Date: March 2023

This project consists of installing new pedestrian signal poles, sidewalks, and handicap ramps at the intersection. Daytime lane closures could exist. Motorists should expect delays.

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I-20 Total Maintenance Contract

  • Limits: Gregg, Smith, and Van Zandt counties
  • Contractor: Firemen Excavation, maintenance activities, follow up action worksheet summary for bridge work repair in Gregg, Smith, and Van Zandt Counties.
  • Contractor: Andrews Diversified Industries, litter removal.
  • Debris Removal/Pothole Repair Inside Lanes: No work scheduled due to the holiday.
  • Debris Removal/Pothole Repair Outside Lanes: No work scheduled due to the holiday.
  • Debris Removal/Pothole Repair Frontage Roads/Ramps: Friday in all counties
  • Guardrail/Sign Repair: Emergency repairs due to vehicle crashes in all counties
  • Litter Removal: Work is scheduled for April 2023 in Gregg County and July 2023 for Gregg, Smith, and Van Zandt Counties.
  • Delineation/Reflectors: Work will continue in Gregg, Smith, and Van Zandt Counties.
  • Tree Removal: Gregg, Smith, and Van Zandt Counties.
  • Raised Pavement Markers: Night work will be done from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. daily in Gregg, Smith, and Van Zandt Counties.