Landscaping Projects Begin in March in Hunt, Rains Counties

Contact: Tim McAlavy

Phone: (903) 737-9213

Date: March 5, 2018

PARIS – Texas Department of Transportation officials today announced that two highway intersections in Northeast Texas may soon look a little different.

Landscaping projects are set to begin March 16 at the intersection of State Highway 34 and State Highway 276 East in Quinlan, Texas, and at the intersection of FM 514 and US 69 in Point, Texas.

Officials said Central North Construction was awarded the contract for both of these beautification projects valued at more than $61,000. The work should take about 60 days, weather permitting.

The contractor will construct and prepare landscape beds, and install plants and an irrigation system. The work at both sites will be done in phases, to maintain existing west- and east-bound traffic movement and to minimize lane closures.

Motorists who frequently travel in these areas should remain alert and pay special attention to signs, barricades and traffic controls, and reduce their speed as they approach and travel through work zones while these projects are underway. They should also avoid distractions such as cell phones, eating, drinking, or car audio or navigation systems.


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