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Safety Features to Be Added to Area Highways
Contact: Marcus Sandifer
Phone: (903) 799-1306
Date: Feb. 24, 2017

ATLANTA -- Safety features in the form of texturized centerlines and shoulders will be added to seven area highways during coming months, according to plans approved in February by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT).

“We are looking at installing texturized pavement methods to centerline areas of these highways to help prevent crossover crashes and along the shoulders to prevent run-off-the-road crashes,” said Rebecca Wells, district traffic engineer for TxDOT in Atlanta. “The texturized pavement methods make noise when vehicle tires run over them, alerting drivers that they are getting out of their traffic lane.”

Highways scheduled to receive the improvements are:

County Highway Limits Miles
Bowie US 82
FM 1398 to FM 2148
5.9
Bowie SH 8
US 67 to Cass County line
5.5
Bowie FM 44
Red River County line to FM 3165
4.6
Camp US 271
FM 3384 to Upshur County line
5.4
Cass SH 43
SH 77 to FM 248
6.3
Titus US 67
Morris County line to 0.9 mile east of FM 1402
7.9
Upshur US 271
FM 2088 to Camp County line
6.5

Striping Technology of Tyler was awarded the contract for the construction on these projects with a bid of $1.3 million.

Work on the projects should begin in April of this year and take about seven months to complete, Wells said.

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