FLOYDADA—The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is set to begin work on a road rehabilitation project next week that will make major improvements to SH 207 in Floyd County. The $6.2 million project will rebuild and widen more than 12 miles of SH 207, from FM 97E to the Briscoe County Line.
"Contractor J. Lee Milligan, Inc., of Amarillo, TX, will begin setting traffic control along the project limits early next week,” said Mike Craig, P.E., TxDOT Plainview Area engineer. "Construction work is scheduled to begin on Monday, May 1, with crews making improvements to culvert and safety end treatments or SETs—which are attachments placed or constructed at the ends of culvert pipes or boxes that allow vehicles that stray from the roadway to pass over them with little or no damage to the vehicle or passengers—before crews moving onto widening and replacing the road surface.”
The project will also make road surface improvements to the roadway from FM 97E to Floydada, Craig said.
“A thin overlay resurfacing a portion of the roadway is part of the project. The overlay will smooth out the rough road surface,” Craig added.
Motorists traveling on SH 207 will see traffic reduced to one-lane and guided through the work zone via pilot car during daytime hours. Drivers should expect slow moving traffic, delays and are advised to watch out for construction workers working close to traffic. No night-time lane closures are planned during construction.
Construction is anticipated to be completed October 2017.
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