Safety Features to be Added to Several Area Highways
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Contact: Marcus Sandifer

Phone: (903) 799-1306

Date: March 24, 2021

Safety features will be added or enhanced along six highways in Northeast Texas this year, according to plans approved in February by TxDOT.

“This project is designed to reduce the severity of traffic incidents where vehicles leave the roadway,” said Wendy Starkes, Area Engineer for TxDOT in Marshall. “We are looking at installing additional safety features on culverts and drainage structures along several sections of highways in Harrison, Marion, Panola and Upshur Counties."

R & G Construction of Marshall was awarded the contract for the construction on these projects with a bid of $856,032.

"Work on the projects should begin in April of this year and take about six months to complete," Starkes said.

Highways scheduled to receive the drainage safety improvements are:






FM 1999

From: FM 134

To: Louisiana State Line


FM 9

From: FM 451

To: Panola County Line


FM 728

From: 3.6 miles north of SH 49

To: SH 49


FM 9

From: US 79

To: Harrison County Line


FM 1844

From: US 271

To: SH 300


FM 556

From: FM 2088

To: FM 852


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