LUBBOCK – The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is set to begin work this week to seat coat several roadways across the Lubbock District. The work is part of TxDOT’s annual road maintenance program and will make $12.3 million in improvements to preserve the roadways.
“Seal coating provides a variety of benefits to the roadway including providing a waterproof surface that prevents moisture from entering and weakening the roadbed,” said Mike Craig, P.E., TxDOT Plainview Area engineer and project manager. “Seal coating also reduces deterioration and cracking of the asphalt surface, which prolongs the life of the pavement.”
More than 339 miles of Lubbock District roads will be seal coated this summer. Roadways undergoing seal coat improvements at various locations are:
Project contractor, Ronald R. Wagner & Co., LP, of Kendalia, TX, will begin operations on June 2 beginning in Lynn and Garza counties and then moving into the district’s northern counties before working back towards the south.
“With two work crews performing seal coat operations, more than one road in an area may be affected at the same time. Drivers can expect day-time lane closures and traffic to be guided through to construction are via pilot car during the operations. Motorists are asked to drive with caution through the work zone for their safety and the safety of the workers,” Craig said.
Seal coat operations and restriping of the roadways will take several weeks to complete with all work anticipated to be completed by late-August. Work will take place weather permitting.
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