TYLER – Here's a look at work planned in the district during the week of July 10, 2017. These schedules are subject to change due to weather conditions, equipment failure or other unforeseen issues. Slow down and pay attention when traveling through work zones.
Anderson County – Palestine Maintenance plans to conduct base and edge repairs on FM 323 between SH 294 and FM 1817. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control.
Anderson County construction projects updates:
US 79 New Lane Construction Project
Work continues in the existing southbound lanes. Other ongoing work includes: concrete paving operations in the new northbound lanes between FM 645 and CR 2205, and work on the new FM 645 Overpass. The project is expanding a 5.3-mile section of US 79 from two lanes to a four-lane divided highway with a continuous left-turn lane and a depressed median.
SH 19 Widening Project
Work continues to widen the northbound lanes by adding shoulders and passing lanes. The posted speed limit is 55 mph. Expect delays and multiple lane closures with flaggers and a pilot car providing traffic control.
Off-System Bridge Replacement Project
Bridge deck work is ongoing. The road is closed and traffic is detoured for the construction of a new bridge at Mack Creek on CR 2133.
Off-System Bridge Replacement Project
County Road (CR) 458 is closed and construction is ongoing to build the new bridge. The contractor is currently driving piles. Only local traffic has access between Beaver Creek and CR 459 and from Beaver Creek to FM 2330.
Cherokee County – Jacksonville and Rusk Maintenance plan to continue mill and inlay operations on US 79 east of US 69 in Jacksonville. On Monday, work will be conducted on the east side of the intersection of US 69 and US 79 requiring lane closures with traffic being diverted. More delays for the remainder of the week as work takes place on US 79 at various locations between US 69 and SH 110. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control.
Cherokee County construction projects updates:
US 69 Widening through Wells
Work to build a detour and culvert installations continue on this project to widen US 69 through Wells from two lanes to four lanes with new curb and gutter and a two-way, left-turn lane through town. The speed limit has been reduced on the northern end of the project and will remain in effect until construction is complete.
US 79 Repairs and Resurfacing Project
The contractor is placing the new final surface on the roadway. Expect daily lane closures for the duration of the project when construction equipment is near the travel lanes. The speed limit is reduced throughout the project limits.
FM 22 Safety Treatment Project
Drainage work continues on this project to treat fixed objects for safety. Expect lane closures.
Gregg County – Longview Maintenance plans to continue mill and inlay work on SH 300 between Hawkins Parkway and HG Mosley Parkway. Expect various lane closures and delays with flaggers providing traffic control.
Gregg County construction projects updates:
US 80 Widening in Gladewater
Eastbound traffic is reduced to one lane as the contractor conducts Phase I work. The project consists of widening US 80 to have a final configuration of four through lanes and a left-turn lane from Loop 485 to Locker Plant Road. Work includes earthwork, base and surface work, storm sewer, concrete curb and gutter, safety improvements, and upgrading signage and pavement markings. Motorists can expect delays and lane closures during this work.
SH 300/Gilmer Road and US 80 ADA Ramps (Notice of Project Completion)
Work has been completed on this project.
Loop 281 at FM 1845/Pine Tree Road
Traffic is now in the Phase II configuration with the roadway reduced to one lane in all directions. Work is being conducted in multiple traffic phases that could require overnight lane closures. Motorists should use other routes to avoid delays. The project includes widening the roadway, installing storm drain, grading and base work, curb and gutter, raised medians, surface, signs and pavement markings.
Loop 281 at FM 2087 Overpass
The contractor is conducting closeout activities on this project to build a new overpass over the railroad crossing.
FM 2087 over Sabine River
Work on the new bridge railing is ongoing. Alternate routes have been established to move traffic around FM 2087 at the Sabine River which is closed until late summer 2017 for construction of a new bridge. Local traffic is allowed to approach from the north or the south but is not allowed to cross the river. Motorists can take SH 31 from I-20 to Loop 281 or SH 322/SH 149 from I-20 to Loop 281. The project includes the construction of a new bridge and approaches, grading, asphalt concrete pavement base and surface, metal beam guard fence and pavement markings.
FM 2275 George Richey Extension (Segment I)
The contractor is hauling embankment, laying storm drains and building the new bridge. The project includes constructing two bridges and a four-lane roadway with center left turn lanes from McCann Road to SH 300/Gilmer Road. The job includes applying a hot mix asphalt surface, curb and gutter as well as sidewalk.
Henderson County – Athens Maintenance plans to conduct edge repairs on FM 607 from SH 31 to FM 317. Patching operations will also be performed on roads around the county. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control.
Henderson County construction projects updates:
US 175 Widening Project (Phase I)
The contractor continues work at the intersection of RM 2588 in LaRue. Paving operations are underway at CR 4515 and RM 2588. Expect short delays during this work. Drivers are reminded to use caution as trucks are entering and exiting the roadway during paving operations. Expect one lane carrying two-way traffic throughout the project limits and occasional daytime lane closures at various locations while other work is conducted between Baxter and LaRue. The speed limit is 55 mph on this project to expand US 175 from two lanes to a four-lane divided highway with a depressed median.
US 175 Widening Project (Phase II)
The permanent westbound travel lanes are under construction with the contractor extending concrete structures and conducting dirt work as phase two construction progresses. As part of the new highway construction, a short stretch of CR 4401 was permanently closed from the intersection of US 175’s new eastbound lanes to the new right of way. The rest of CR 4401 is open with access from CR 4354/Camp Road.
This Phase II project will expand US 175 from two lanes to a four-lane divided with a depressed median. Drivers should anticipate two-way traffic throughout the project limits which stretch 4.7 miles ending just east of FM 315 in Poynor. The speed limit has been set at 55 mph. A portion of this phase is being built on new location around the south side of Poynor. This, like Phase I, is a mobility project to add capacity and improve safety, and includes adding one lane in each direction.
US 175 Widening Project (Phase III)
The contractor is installing drainage box culverts and maintaining storm water control measures throughout the project limits. Earth and culvert wing wall work, and flex-base operations are ongoing. Lane closures are possible on this project that’s expanding US 175 from two lanes to a four-lane divided highway with a depressed median.
FM 315/FM 1616 Widening Project
Work on closeout activities continue on this project.
Rusk County – Henderson Maintenance plans to continue edge maintenance on FM 918 from US 259 to SH 42. Expect lane closures with flaggers and a pilot car providing traffic control.
Rusk County construction projects updates:
US 79 South Widening Project
The contractor will be applying striping to the roadway and placing embankment on the shoulders. Expect lane closures and brief delays with flaggers and a pilot car providing traffic control. A reduced speed limit of 60 mph is implemented and is being enforced by DPS. The project includes widening the existing pavement and adding a center left-turn lane resulting in a new asphalt surface when the job is completed.
SH 43 Overlay Project
Hot mix asphalt is ongoing. Expect alternating lane closures and delays with flaggers and a pilot car providing traffic control. The project includes applying an asphalt overlay, base repairs, applying new striping, and installing new metal beam guard fence.
ADA Ramp Installations
Work is being conducted on SH 135 and FM 850 in Overton on this project to construct ADA curb ramps on various roadways in Rusk County. The project limits are basically the downtown areas of Henderson and Overton. Expect outside lane closures in alternating directions as the work progresses. Delays are possible.
Work includes removing the existing and building new ramps, sidewalks, hand rails and curb and gutter.
Smith County – Tyler Maintenance plans to conduct base repairs on FM 14 near the Wood County line and edge repairs on FM 2964. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control at both locations.
Smith County construction projects updates:
FM 344 Culvert Replacement Project
Concrete work continues on the culvert on FM 344 at Bell Branch Creek near Whitehouse. The job also includes restoring the pavement. The roadway is closed at this location and motorists must use other routes to reach their destinations. A detour route is in place: take FM 756 to FM 346 to SH 110.
FM 1253 Widening Project
No lane closures are anticipated this week as work continues to widen, seal and resurface the roads.
SH 31E Widening Project
No work is scheduled this week. When work resumes, the contractor will be applying the Porous Friction Course (PFC) surface which will cause delays for drivers. The speed limit during work hours is 60 mph.
SH 31E Overlay Project
This project is expected to begin soon to place a one course surface treatment and a new Porous Friction Course (PFC) surface on the roadway.
Spur 248 Widening Project
Work is anticipated at the intersection of FM 848 as storm drain, flex-base and cement treating continues on the eastbound lanes. The speed limit is 55 mph during construction to widen Spur 248 from two lanes to a four-lane divided roadway with flush median.
SH 64 Resurfacing Project
Motorists can expect delays as the contractor implements two to three nights of milling operations starting Sunday night. Seal coat work will be conducted during the day to place the new Porous Friction Course (PFC) surface on the roadway from Loop 323 to just past Tyler Pounds Airport. Expect lane closures and delays during this work with flaggers providing traffic control.
SH 155 Resurfacing Project
No work is planned this week. The project is repairing the existing pavement structure and placing a new Porous Friction Course (PFC) surface.
I-20 Resurfacing Project
No work is scheduled on this project to place a new Porous Friction Course (PFC) surface in the westbound lanes and install updates to the metal beam guard fence along this stretch of I-20.
Turn Lanes Project
Work has resumed on Loop 323 between Old Bullard Road and Donnybrook Avenue on this project to add right turn lanes to various intersections in Tyler. The contractor is removing portions of the existing medians to make upgrades to the existing turn lanes. Work will be conducted on US 69, Cumberland Road, Independence, South Donnybrook, Rice, South Town and wrap up at Grande and FM 2493.
Van Zandt County – Canton Maintenance plans to place an overlay SH 198 starting at the Kaufman County line and moving toward Canton. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control.
Van Zandt County construction projects updates:
I-20 Westbound Exit Relocation Project
No work is planned for this week.
Phase I of the project includes reconstructing the frontage road and building a new exit ramp 1.13 miles east of FM 314. This requires closing a portion of the frontage road for several months from approximately 500 feet east of the current exit ramp to about 3,250 feet eastward. The existing ramp and frontage road from the ramp west to FM 314 will remain open during this phase of work. Phase II will consist of constructing a detour from the FM 314 intersection eastward for about 2,000 feet, and completing the frontage road west to the intersection.
FM 314 Widening Project
Structure work is ongoing at Horsley Creek. The contractor also plans to place the prime course on the roadway approximately three miles south of I-20. Expect daily lane closures with flaggers and a pilot vehicle providing traffic control.
FM 1256 Widening Project
Work includes paving driveway and mailbox turnouts. Flex base will be finalized and the prime course surface treatment applied from 2.0 miles east of FM 316. Expect daily lane closures with flaggers and a pilot vehicle providing traffic control on this project to widen almost eight miles of the roadway.
FM 1861 Project
Structure work is ongoing and the contractor plans to begin rehab operations with milling and cement treating the new subgrade. Expect lane closures with flaggers and a pilot vehicle handling traffic control.
County Roads Bridge Replacement Projects
The contractor continues final cleanup activities on the roadways.
Wood County – Mineola Maintenance will conduct seal coat work on FM 1647, Spur 514 and FM 852. Expect lane closures in both work zones with flaggers providing traffic control.
Wood County construction projects updates:
SH 182, etc., Safety Treating Project
The contractor continues driveway repairs on FM 2869 with no impacts to traffic. The project includes resetting driveway pipe, cross culvert extensions, guardrail and various other improvements. Current work is on FM 2869 moving southward from FM 2088 to SH 154.
I-20 Total Maintenance Contract
Spot repair operations continue on I-20 at various entrance and exit ramps as well as some mainlane locations in Smith County. Expect outside lane closures at all work locations. Once completed, operations move to Van Zandt County.
I-20 Routine Maintenance
Routine maintenance activities are ongoing on I-20 with moving operations throughout the week:
No lane closures are planned but that is subject to change.