Texas Department of Transportation

04/05/2024 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 04/05/2024 12:18

Project updates for the week of April 8, 2024

Anderson County

Palestine Maintenance crews will be performing edge repairs on FM 2961. Expect lane closures with flaggers and a pilot car controlling traffic.

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 has switched traffic patterns. Motorists should use caution when traveling through the project limits and expect lane closures and delays. The contractor is also scheduled to continue working on the new westbound bridge and roadway elements, including pavement and ditch work. 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: Spring 2024

The contractor is anticipating profile striping completion. Weather permitting, crews will also conduct bridge maintenance operations. The speed limit has been reverted to 70 mph throughout the project limits. 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.

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Cherokee County

On Sunday through Tuesday, crews will be assisting with the total solar eclipse plan. On Wednesday through Thursday, Jacksonville crews will perform base repairs on various roadways throughout the county. Expect lane closures with flaggers controlling traffic. On Wednesday through Thursday, Rusk crews will perform base repairs on FM 768 between FM 22 and US 69. Expect daytime lane closures with flaggers controlling traffic.

Cherokee County construction projects updates:

SH 294 Rehabilitation Project

  • Limits: From CR 2326, E to SH 21
  • Contractor: Madden Contracting Company LLC
  • Cost: $3.4 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Spring 2024

The contractor has no work scheduled this week. Lane closures will occur when work is in progress. The project consists of pavement resurfacing.

US 69/FM 2493 Interchange and Realign FM 2493

  • Limits: US 69 limits: From 0.5 mi north of FM 2493-W to 0.5 mi of 2493-E FM 2493 limits: From 0.3 mi S of FM 344 (Smith Co line) to US 69 near Bullard
  • Contractor: East Texas Bridge LLC
  • Cost: $49 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2027

The contractor has no work scheduled. No lane closures are expected. The project consists of a grade separated interchange realign of FM 2493, west of US 69.

SH 204

  • Limits: From SH 110 to the Rusk County line
  • Contractor: Madden Contracting Company, LLC
  • Cost: $22.5 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2024

The contractor will continue work on the cross culvert construction and clearing the right-of-way. Traffic delays are expected. The project will consist of adding a super-two highway section.

SH 21 Overlay

  • Limits: From SH 69 to the Houston County line
  • Contractor: A.L. Helmcamp, Inc.
  • Cost: $7.2 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2024

The contractor has completed punch list items. The project is now awaiting final acceptance. This project consists of overlaying existing road with new hot mix asphalt.

US 175 Widening Project

  • Limits: From 0.5 miles E of the Anderson County line (CR 3509) to FM 347 in Jacksonville
  • Contractor: A.L. Helmcamp, INC.
  • Cost: $168 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2028

The contractor is scheduled to continue clearing and preparing the right-of-way, utility relocations, and drainage structure work. Motorists should use caution when traveling through the project. The project consists of expansion of US 175 to a four-lane roadway with new bridges, grading, hot mix application, drainage structures, pavement markings, and signage.

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Gregg County

After assisting with eclipse patrol operations on Sunday through Tuesday, Longview Maintenance will continue mill and inlay on SH 135. Work will be on the northbound side from the Rabbit Creek Bridge to Peavine Road. Expect lane closures with flaggers and a pilot car controlling traffic. If this work is completed, crews will begin mill and inlay operations at the intersection of SH 31 and SH 42. Expect lane closures and left turn lane closures with flaggers controlling traffic.

Gregg County construction projects updates:

US 259 - Concrete Medians Install

  • Limits: Hawkins Parkway to Tyron Road
  • Contractor: Reynolds and Kay, LTD
  • Cost: $3.8 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: August 2024

This project consists of safety improvements installing raised concrete medians. Expect delays and alternating inside lane closures. The contractor will be laying asphalt in the new turn lanes at the concrete medians.

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: January 2025

This project consists of completely rebuilding the traffic circle and full width of roadway to the Rusk County line. Crews will be demolishing the west half of the road. It will consist of removing existing concrete paving, reconstructing subgrade, constructing concrete paving, storm sewer installation, lighting, and striping. The traffic is 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.

SH 149

  • Limits: I-20 south to the Rusk County line
  • Contractor: Madden Construction
  • Cost: $9.4 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: June 2024

This project consists of replacing culverts, adding safety end treatments, guard fence, milling and inlaying hot mix asphalt surface, and striping. This week, contractor crews will be laying hot mix for the driveways. Motorists should expect daytime lane closures and delays.

FM 2206/Harrison Road Phase 1

  • Limits: From Loop 281 to Fisher Rd.
  • Contractor: East Texas Bridge, Inc.
  • Cost: $15.16 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: May 2024

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 installing curb and gutter, driveways, and sidewalk, as well as inlet tops.

FM 2206/Harrison Road Phase 2

  • Limits: Fisher Rd. to SH 42
  • Contractor: East Texas Bridge, Inc.
  • Cost: $14.15 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: May 2024

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 placing the embankment in the roadway in a closed lane.

High Street 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 northbound lane and one southbound lane. One half of the bridge will be constructed at a time. Crews will be forming the deck and building retaining walls. Expect delays.

US 259 Bypass in Kilgore

  • Limits: SH 31 to the Rusk County line
  • Contractor: Madden Construction
  • Cost: $4.5 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: April 2024

This project consists of milling and inlaying hot mix asphalt on all lanes and re-striping. There will be alternating lane closures. The contractor is scheduled to perform striping this week.

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Henderson County

Athens Maintenance will be assisting with eclipse courtesy patrol operations from Sunday to Tuesday this week. On Wednesday, crews are scheduled to continue base repair operations on various roads including FM 314 and RM 2970. Additional crews will perform edge repair, street sweeping, and herbicide application via mobile operation on various roadways. Crews will also perform bridge channel maintenance on SH 31 E between Brownsboro and Athens.

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: Fall 2024

The contractor is scheduled to pour the bridge deck at night in the southbound direction and the bridge rail during the day. Motorists should be prepared for lane closures and delays. The speed limit has been reduced to 50 mph throughout the project. The project consists of the construction of replacing bridges, approaches, grading, structures, ACP base, ACP surface, retaining walls, curb & gutter, MBGF, 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: Winter 2023

The contractor is scheduled to continue installation of the pedestrian rail. The sidewalk elements are complete. 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 begin widening operations. Motorists should use caution when traveling through the project and expect lane closures and delays. The project includes pavement reconstruction, structures, pavement markings and signs.

FM 315 Rehabilitation

  • Limits: From FM 3079 to FM 317
  • Contractor: Big Creek Construction, LTD
  • Cost: $1.9 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2024

The contractor has finished seal coat operations. Weather permitting, hot mix overlay operations will continue throughout the project limits. Additionally, crews will continue performing culvert upgrades and drainage work will continue between FM 3079 and FM 3506. Motorists should use caution when traveling through the project and expect lane closures with delays. The speed limit has been reduced to 50 mph throughout the project. The project includes pavement reconstruction, structures, pavement markings and signs.

SH 31 Truck Parking Area

  • Limits: From 2.6 miles west of SH 198 in Malakoff
  • Contractor: Baker Construction, LLC
  • Cost: $1.2 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Spring 2024

The contractor is scheduled to work on roadway elements including curb and gutter and hot mix operations which is scheduled to begin in mid-April. Motorists should use caution when traveling through the project and expect lane closures and delays. The project includes concrete curb and gutter, earthwork, and drainage improvements.

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Rusk County

Henderson Maintenance crews will be performing pavement and edge repairs on FM 850. Expect daytime lane closures at both locations with flaggers and a pilot car controlling traffic.

Rusk County construction projects updates:

FM 348 - Bridge Construction

  • Limits: Walker Creek
  • Contractor: True Roads Construction, LLC
  • Cost: $1.9 Million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: April 2024

This project consists of reconstructing two bridges. The first is on FM 348 and the second on FM 3310. Work includes removing the old structure, constructing new structures and approaches, and the approach guardrail. FM 348 is now open to the public. The contractor has a few items to complete, but work is substantially complete.

US 84 - FM 225 West to County Line

  • Limits: FM 225 west to the county line
  • Contractor: Madden Construction
  • Cost: $2.4 Million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: September 2024

This project consists of reconstructing and widening US 84, extended culverts, and new striping. Crews will be extending cross culverts. There will be daytime lane closures. Motorists should expect delays.

US 84 - FM 225 East to CR 3155

  • Limits: FM 225 east to CR 3155
  • Contractor: Drewery Construction Company
  • Cost: $12.8 Million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: November 2025

This project consists of reconstructing US 84, extended structures, hot mix asphalt surface, new signs, and striping. Crews will be extending cross culverts. Motorists should expect delays.

FM 3231 - Subgrade and Seal coat

  • Limits: FM 1251 to SH 43
  • Contractor: Lone Star Equipment
  • Cost: $15.9 Million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: November 2024

This project consists of reconstructing FM 3231 completely. Work includes widening and re-laying subgrade, flex base material, and seal coat. Driveway culverts will be upgraded along with new signs and striping. No work is scheduled this week.

FM 3310 - Shawnee Creek Bridge Replacement

  • Limits: Shawnee Creek
  • Contractor: True Roads Construction, LLC
  • Cost: $1.9 Million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: April 2024

This project consists of reconstructing the bridge at Shawnee Creek. Work includes removing the old structure, constructing the new structure and approaches, and the approach guardrail. FM 3310 is now open to the public. There are a few minor items to complete. Please continue to watch for workers.

SH 315

  • Limits: US 259 to the Panola County line
  • Contractor: Madden Construction
  • Cost: $13.5 Million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: October 2024

This project consists of widening pavement edges and installing a four-foot space between the traffic lanes to separate opposing traffic for safety. Work will also include adding a passing lane in each direction of travel. The entire surface will be milled, and new hot mix will be placed for the final surface. Project also includes replacing some driveway pipes, metal beam guard fence, and striping. This week, crews will be clearing right-of-way. There will be alternating lane closures with flaggers in place.

FM 2658

  • Limits: FM 1251 to SH 43
  • Contractor: Highway 19 Construction
  • Cost: $9.6 Million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: January 2025

This project consists of reconstructing FM 2658 completely, from CR 344 to FM 1251. Work includes guard fence, treating subgrade, flex base material, seal coat, and striping. Beginning in June, the bridge over Panther Creek will be replaced. The north end of the roadway will be shutdown to through traffic. Only local traffic will be allowed, and detours will be in place. This week, the contractor is scheduled to continue clearing the right-of-way. Lane closures are expected.

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Smith County

Tyler Maintenance will have day and night shifts patrolling roads on Sunday through Tuesday. On Wednesday, one crew will be performing blade level-up patching on US 69 N on the southbound side, near Faulkner Park. This will be under lane a lane closure. Thursday, this crew will move to US 69 N just north of I-20 for a profile job. Expect lane closures. A second crew will be performing edge work on FM 344 from SH 110 S to US 69. Expect lane closures with flaggers controlling traffic. Also, a sweeper crew will be at various locations throughout the county.

Smith County construction projects updates:

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: Fall 2024

The contractor plans to place the topsoil along the retaining wall, west of the bridge. The contractor also plans to continue applying the primer and paint to the rail. Crews will also install road signs through Tyler State Park. The project consists of bridge and pavement resurfacing.

US 69 Rehab Existing Road and Restricted Crossing U-Turn (R-Cut)

  • Limits: Cumberland Road to .45 miles north of FM 346
  • Contractor: Drewery Construction Company, INC
  • Cost: $5.8 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2024

The contractor has no work scheduled this week. This project consists of rehabilitating existing roadway and installing a restricted crossing U-turn (R-Cut) at FM 2813 intersection.

US 69/SH 31 Safety Improvement

  • Limits: US 69 limits from FM 241 to 1.11 miles north of FM 851; SH 31 limits from the Neches River bridge to 0.051 miles west of Toll 49
  • Contractor: Highway 19 Construction, LLC
  • Cost: $3.85 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2024

The contractor is scheduled to add concrete footing for a barrier along sections of the SH 31 eastbound lane. Lane closures are anticipated during construction. The project consists of safety improvements consisting of the installation of a median cable barrier.

SL 323 Overlay on Existing Roadway

  • Limits: .3 mi N of SH31, Elm St in W Tyler, N to .25 mi E of US69
  • Contractor: Drewery Construction Company, INC
  • Cost: $4.5 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2024

No work is scheduled this week. This project consists of overlaying existing roadway with PFC asphalt.

I-20 Frontage Road at SH 155

  • Limits: Westbound off ramp at SH 155 from intersection to 600 ft toward I-20
  • Contractor: FNH Construction, LLC.
  • Cost: $600,000
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2024

The contractor has set barricades and construction is scheduled to begin soon. No delays are expected. Project consists of resurfacing the roadway, pavement markings, signage, and illumination.

I-20 Mill and Inlay

  • Limits: Van Zandt County Line to SH 110
  • Contractor: Texas Materials Group, INC.
  • Cost: $6 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2024

The contractor has no work scheduled this week. Project consists of an overlay with TBPFC surface, ACP surface, planing, shoulder texturing and pavement markings.

Legacy Trails Extension

  • Limits: Stewart Park to Peete Elementary
  • Contractor: THK Construction LLC.
  • Cost: $3.5 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2024

The contractor is grading the ground and prepping the right-of-way for the next phase of the project. The next phase of the project will begin between Old Noonday Rd. and Frankston Rd. No lane closures are expected for the duration of this project. Project consists of a hike and bike trail development that includes construction of a 12-foot wide shared-use path.

FM 2493 Widen Non-Freeway

  • Limits: FM 346 in Flint, south to 0.3 miles south of FM 344
  • Contractor: Longview Bridge and Road LTD
  • Cost: $52 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Spring 2027

The contractor has no work scheduled this week. No lane closures are in place. The project consists of widening the existing roadway.

County Bridge Replacements

  • Limits: CR 35 bridge at Hitts Creek Trib., CR 336 at Wiggins Creek, CR 411 at Prairie Creek Trib., CR 471 at Prairie Creek, CR 452 at Mill Creek, CR 411 at Caney Creek.
  • Contractor: Baker & Company Construction, LLC
  • Cost: $6.2 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2024

CR 411 at Caney Creek Tributary has been completed and is now open. The contractor has started demolition at the CR 336 bridge over Wiggins Creek and is now closed. The project consists of replacing the existing bridges and approaches.

CR 422 Bridge Replacement

  • Limits: CR 422 at Rattlesnake Creek
  • Contractor: Hwy 19 Construction Inc
  • Cost: $555,187
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2024

The contractor is scheduled to construct the bridge rails and finish riprap placement around the bridge. The bridge will be completely closed throughout construction of the new bridge. The project consists of replacing the existing bridge facilities and approaches.

SH 110 Preventative Maintenance

  • Limits: SH 64 to Aberdeen Dr.
  • Contractor: FNH Construction, LLC.
  • Cost: $3.2 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2024

The contractor has no work scheduled this week. No delays expected. The project consists of preventative maintenance that includes surface overlay and pavement markings.

US 271 Rehab, Turn Lanes, and Pavement Overlay

  • Limits: FM 16 SW to I-20
  • Contractor: Madden Contracting Company, LLC
  • Cost: $12.4 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Winter 2023

The project consists of paving, structures, MBGF, and pavement markings from I-20 N to the Gregg County Line. The portion from I-20 to FM 16 also includes turn lanes and pavement rehabilitation. Major items of work have been completed. Motorists should drive with caution and expect delays.

FM 16 Widening and Realignment

  • Limits: 4 mi west of FM 849 east to US 69 in Lindale
  • Contractor: Highway 19 Construction LLC
  • Cost: $44.4 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2025

The project consists of grading, asphalt base, asphalt surface overlay paving, storm drain, bridge, and culvert structures, signing, pavement markings, and signals. Crews will be preparing the right-of-way by removing trees and grading the embankment. Motorists are urged to drive with caution and expect delays.

SH 31 Widening of Existing Turn Lanes

  • Limits: From 0.43 Mi W of FM 2661 to 0.37 Mi E of FM 2661
  • Contractor: FNH Construction, LLC
  • Cost: $1.2 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Winter 2023

No work is expected this week. The project includes widening of existing turn lanes, pavement markings, and signing.

SH 110 Traffic Signals

  • Limits: Loop 49 Exit
  • Contractor: L.S. Equipment Co. Inc.
  • Cost: $778,082
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2024

Widening operations have been completed. Signal installation will begin this week. Expect traffic delays during construction with lane closures. This project consists of adding traffic signals to SH 110 and Loop 49 ramps and overlay operations.

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Van Zandt County

After assisting with eclipse patrol Sunday through Tuesday, crews will begin moving material in preparation for scrub seal operations on US 80 from SH 19 to Fruitvale. Another crew will be performing bridge channel maintenance at various locations.

Van Zandt County construction projects updates:

FM 859 Safety Structures Widening

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

This safety improvement project consists of improving drainage, culverts, and bridge rail. Crews will be establishing vegetation along the project limits. Major items of work have been completed.

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: Winter 2023

The project consists of super two work, including grading, base repair, treated subgrade, flex base, OCST, PFC surface, structures, signs, and pavement markings. Major items of work have been completed. Motorists should expect delays.

I-20 Frontage Roads West of FM 314 and East of FM 47

  • Limits: FM 314 west one mile and FM 47 to CR 3416
  • Contractor: H.V. Caver, Inc.
  • Cost: $5.7 Million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: April 2024

This project is for roadway restoration consisting of scarifying, treating existing material & subgrade, flex base, prime coat, TCST, ACP base, ACP surface, metal beam guard fence, structures, signs, and pavement markings. Work is in progress west of FM 314 and east of FM 47. The frontage roads will be closed until roadway work is completed. Motorists should seek alternate routes for the duration of the project.

CR 1102 Bridge Replacement

  • Limits: Bridge at Buffalo Creek
  • Contractor: True Roads Construction, LLC
  • Cost: $1.4 Million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: February 2024

This project is for the construction of a bridge replacement consisting of replacing bridge and approaches, grading, ACP base and surface, and metal beam guard fence installation. The road is now open to traffic.

FM 17, FM 47, and FM 859 Bridge Replacement

  • Limits: Bridge at FM 17, FM 47, and FM 859 over I-20
  • Contractor: Indus Bridge and Road
  • Cost: $14.5 Million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: February 2026

This project is for the construction of a new bridge and approaches, grading, ACP base, and surface, and metal beam guard fence installation. The project will begin with the replacement of FM 859 & FM 47 bridges the last week of November. Motorists should expect work zone speed limit reductions and shoulder width reductions on the I-20 main lanes. Motorists should also expect work zone speed limit reductions and shoulder width reductions on the I-20 frontage roads. Also, motorists should expect work zone speed limit reductions and shoulder width reductions on FM 859 and FM 47. The FM 859 bridge detour is expected to begin in Spring of 2024. The FM 47 bridge detour is expected to begin in Summer of 2024. Lane closures are expected, and motorists should expect delays. When work is in progress, the I-20 lane closures at FM 859 and FM 47 will be in the eastbound and westbound inside lanes from 9p to 5a.

FM 1255 Rehabilitate Existing Roadway

  • Limits: I-20 to SH 110
  • Contractor: Reynolds & Kay, LTD.
  • Cost: $17.1 Million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: October 2025

This project is for the rehabilitation of the existing roadway consisting of roadway widening, grading, rework base material, cement treatment, flex base, TCST, resurfacing intersections & driveways, extending cross structures, signs, and pavement markings. The project will be completed under traffic. Subgrade rehabilitation will be completed in approximate one-mile segments. Construction is on-going for cross structures and right-of-way clearing. Subgrade widening is expected to begin March 2024. Lane closures and speed zone reductions are expected. Motorists should expect delays.

SH 64 Traffic Signal Install

  • Limits: Intersection of SH 64 at I-20 and the intersection of SH 155 at I-20
  • Contractor: East Texas Bridge, Inc.
  • Cost: $1.35 Million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2024

This project is for the construction and installation of traffic control devices including pedestrian signals. Crews are currently working on driveways, drainage structures, and signal poles. Lane closures and speed zone reductions are expected. Motorists should expect delays.

SH 243 Traffic Signal Install

  • Limits: Intersection of SH 243 at Walmart
  • Contractor: WG Engineering & Construction, LLC
  • Cost: $500,565
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Spring 2024

This project is for the construction and installation of traffic control devices including pedestrian signals. Crews are currently working on driveways, drainage structures, and signal poles. Lane closures and speed zone reductions are expected. Motorists should expect delays.

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Wood County

This week, after assisting with eclipse patrols, crews are scheduled to perform edge work on FM 1647 between FM 852 and SH 11. Expect lane closures with flaggers and a pilot car controlling traffic. Also, crews will perform edge work on FM 1643 between SH 37 and FM 515.

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: Summer 2023

This project consists of base repair, level-up, spray paver, PFC surface, structures, bridge rail, MBGF, and pavement markings. Major items of work have been completed. Lane closures are expected when work is in progress. Motorists should expect delays.

FM 14

  • Limits: From FM 2869 to East of FM 1795
  • Contractor: East Texas Bridge, Inc.
  • Cost: $2.6 Million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2023

This project is for the construction of safety improvements consisting of PFC surface overlay, culvert work, safety end treatments, rumble strips, and pavement markings. Major items of work have been completed. Motorists should expect delays.

US 69 Hot mix Overlay

  • Limits: Rains County line to CR 2370
  • Contractor: True Roads Construction, LLC
  • Cost: $6.35 Million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: December 2024

This project consists of milling, level-up, HMA surface, structures, signs, and pavement markings. Construction has begun on the drainage structures. Motorists should expect delays.

US 69 Grade-Separated Interchange

  • Limits: From 0.96 miles north of FM 779 to 1.03 miles south of FM 779
  • Contractor: Lamar Companies, LLC
  • Cost: $37.9 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2026

This project consists of grading, base, asphalt, drainage, structures, overpass, signing, and pavement markings. Construction is scheduled to begin in late spring 2024.

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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: Thursdays in all three counties.
  • Debris Removal/Pothole Repair Outside Lanes: Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday in all three counties.
  • Debris Removal/Pothole Repair Frontage Roads/Ramps: Friday in all counties.
  • Guardrail/Sign Repair: Emergency repairs due to vehicle crashes in all counties.
  • Tree Removal: Gregg County.
  • Pothole Repair: All three counties.
  • Sweeping Operations: Scheduled to begin in April in all three counties.
  • Litter Removal: Gregg, Smith, and Van Zandt Counties. Due to the solar eclipse on April 8, an additional cycle of litter removal has been requested for Smith and Van Zandt Counties.