Contact: Marcus Sandifer
Phone: (903) 799-1306
Date: May 25, 2017
ATLANTA – A section of US 59 south of Marshall will receive a new riding surface during this year, according to plans approved in May by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT).
“We will be resurfacing a 7-mile section of the highway between I-20 and FM 1186,” said Paul Wong, area engineer for TxDOT in Marshall. “In addition to the new pavement, we will be texturizing the centerline and shoulders to help warn drivers when they are getting out of their travel lanes. This has been shown to reduce the number of head-on and run-off-the-road crashes.”
Madden Contracting Company of Minden, La., was awarded the contract for the construction project with a bid of $5.4 million.
Work on the project should begin in August and take about four months to complete, Wong said.
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