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 December 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:
||US 59 to Panola County line||4.7|
||FM 1998 to I-20 frontage road||5.5|
||FM 1999 to US 80
||Harrison County line to US 79
||SH 43 to US 79||18.8|
||US 79 to SH 149||8.2|
||FM 699 to FM 31||8.3|
Stripe-a-Zone Inc. of Grand Prairie, Texas, was awarded the contract for the construction on these projects with a bid of $819,705.
Work on the projects should begin in February of next year and take about six months to complete, Wells said.
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