Maintenance Seal Coat Operation Begins


Contact: Barbara Seal

Phone: (940) 937-7288

Date: June 1, 2017


CHILDRESS – TxDOT will begin an annual in-house seal coat project on Monday, June 5, 2017. This $1.7 million maintenance project is part of a program to improve and preserve our roadways.

Approximately 90 miles of roads in the Childress District will receive a seat coat, including:

  • FM 2639 – Hall County
  • FM 146, FM 3300 – Briscoe County
  • SH 70, SH 203 – Donley County
  • FM 3104, FM 2299 – Wheeler County
  • FM 1642 – Collingsworth County
  • FM 2875 – Childress County
  • FM 2640, FM 2568 – Hardeman County
  • FM 262, FM 2877 – Foard County
  • FM 267 – Knox County
  • FM 1038 – Cottle County
  • FM 3416, FM 2569 – King County
  • FM 836 – Dickens County

Work is scheduled through July, and motorists can expect lane closures and a pilot car to guide traffic through the work zone.

Maintenance and system preservation is our largest expenditure, and seal coating provides a variety of benefits to the roadway, including a waterproof surface that prevents moisture from entering and weakening the roadbed. "Seal coating also reduces deterioration and cracking of the asphalt surface, which will prolong the life of the pavement," said Darwin Lankford, P.E., Childress District director of maintenance.

The two leading causes of crashes in work zones are drivers speeding and failing to pay attention. Motorists are asked to drive with caution, be on the lookout for workers, and avoid distractions.

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