Safety Features to be Added to Several Area Highways

Contact: Marcus Sandifer

Phone: (903) 799-1306

Date: March 27, 2020

Safety features will be added or enhanced along six highways in Northeast Texas during the coming year, according to plans approved in March by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT).

“We are looking at installing additional safety features on culverts and drainage structures along several sections of highways in Harrison and Panola Counties,” said Ray Brady, area engineer for TxDOT in Marshall.

Longview Bridge and Road of Longview was awarded the contract for the construction on these projects with a bid of $1.8 million.

"Work on the projects should begin in May of this year and take about 15 months to complete," Brady said.

Highways scheduled to receive the improvements are:

County Highway Limits Miles
Harrison FM 1186 From: US 59
To: Panola County Line
Harrison FM 2625 From: FM 3251
To: US 59
Harrison FM 1998 From: US 80
To: FM 2199
Panola FM 1186 From: US 79
To: Harrison County Line
Panola FM 124 From: US 79
To: US 59
Panola SH 315 From: US 79
To: Rusk County Line


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