Contact: Marcus Sandifer
Phone: (903) 799-1306
Date: March 29, 2018
State Highway 77 between Atlanta and Douglassville will receive a new riding surface and additional safety features added to the pavement this summer, according to plans approved in March by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT).
“We will be resurfacing SH 77 from SH 8 in Douglassville to US 59 in Atlanta,” said Paul Wong, area engineer for TxDOT in Texarkana. “We will also be installing texturized pavement methods to centerline area of the highway to help prevent crossover crashes and along the shoulders to prevent run-off-the-road crashes. The texturized pavement makes noise when vehicle tires run over them, alerting drivers that they are getting out of their traffic lane.”
East Texas Bridge Inc. of Longview was awarded the contract for the construction of the project with a bid of $3.5 million.
Work on the project should begin in June and take about four months to complete, Wong said.
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