Safety Features to Be Added to Area Highways


Contact: Marcus Sandifer

Phone: (903) 799-1306

Date: Sept. 28, 2017


Safety features in the form of texturized centerlines and shoulders will be added to 18 area highways during coming months, according to plans approved in September by the Texas Department of Transportation.

“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

FM 991

From: US 67 West

To: US 67 East

5.8

Bowie

SH 8

From: Arkansas State Line

To: US 67

17.4

Bowie

FM 1397

From: 6.4 miles north of I-30

To: 0.8 miles north of I-30

5.7

Bowie

FM 2516

From: US 59

To: FM 558

6.5

Cass

SH 155

From: US 59

To: Marion County Line

17.5

Harrison

FM 450

From: FM 1968

To: FM 449

6.2

Harrison

FM 450

From: Marion County Line

To: FM 726

2.7

Harrison

FM 1968

From: Marion County Line

To: FM 450

3.9

Harrison

FM 968

From: Gregg County Line

To: US 80

18.5

Marion

SH 49

From: Cass County Line

To: FM 881

13.2

Marion

SH 155

From: Cass County Line

To: Upshur County Line

5.5

Marion

FM 1968

From: Harrison County Line

To: FM 726

0.3

Marion

FM 450

From: Upshur County Line

To: Harrison County Line

2.0

Marion

FM 726

From: Harrison County Line

To: FM 729

9.2

Titus

FM 1734

From: US 67 West

To: US 67 East

8.9

Upshur

FM 450

From: US 259

To: Marion County Line

1.3

Upshur

FM 1404

From: SH 155

To: FM 2685

6.7

Upshur

FM 726

From: SH 300

To: FM 1650

4.1

Stripe-A-Zone of Grand Prairie was awarded the contract for the construction on these projects with a bid of $2.3 million.

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

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