PARIS – Texas Department of Transportation officials today announced that work will soon begin to improve FM 906 in Lamar County.
Contractor DL Lennon Inc., Commerce, Texas, was awarded the contract for this project valued at more than $5.9 million. TxDOT officials said the contractor has 354 working days, weather permitting, to complete this project. The contractor will begin setting alert signs along the roadway Sept. 15, and begin work around Oct. 1, 2016. The target completion date is November 2017.
The first phase of the FM 906 project, about 4.5 miles long, will reach from US 271 to FM 197 in Chicota, Texas. The contractor will install safety treatments on fixed objects such as culvert ends; widen the pavement; resurface the roadway and upgrade the guard fence along the Pat Mayse Lake dam.
The second phase, about 10.6 miles long, will reach from about 1.2 miles east of US 271 to CR 47400. The contractor will widen and apply safety treatments to culverts; reconstruct and widen the pavement to 26 feet; and resurface the roadway.
TxDOT officials emphasized that only FM 906 will be widened; the pavement on Pat Mayse Lake dam will not be widened. They requested that motorists traveling in this area obey all warning signs and traffic controls, and watch for flaggers directing traffic. Some temporary daytime lane closures on the dam will be necessary while the guard fence is being upgraded.
Drivers should also reduce their speed and remain on alert as they approach and travel through work zones, and avoid distracted driving. Access to adjacent property will be maintained at all times while this work is underway, TxDOT officials said.
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