FM 135 in Titus County to close for construction starting next week
ATLANTA — Work to widen the existing two lanes of FM 1735 in Titus County is moving into a new phase and will require the closure of FM 1735 to through traffic starting next week, on Tuesday, June 20. The roadway is scheduled to reopen in July 2024.
Portable message boards are in place to warn motorists of the scheduled closure, and traffic will be detoured on a signed route. Eastbound and westbound SH 49 traffic will use FM 2348 S to FM 4000 E to access FM 1735 southbound. Northbound traffic will use the westbound FM 4000 to FM 2348 and return to SH 49 east and west.
The project begins at the intersection of FM 1735 and State Highway 49 and extends 2.1 miles south. “We are adding a center turn lane plus 10-foot shoulders, using right of way purchased by the county,” said Mount Pleasant Area Engineer Wendy Starkes. “This stretch of road will also be resurfaced and receive new safety lighting.”
H.H. Howard & Sons, Inc. of Daingerfield was awarded the contract earlier this year with a bid of $11,920,527.81.
For questions about the lane closures or construction work, call the Texas Department of Transportation Mount Pleasant Area Office at 903-572-8511.
For media inquiries, contact TxDOT Atlanta District Public Information Officer Heather Deaton at 903-799-1306 or Heather.Deaton@TxDOT.gov.
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