Safety Features to be Added to Several Area Highways


Contact: Marcus Sandifer

Phone: (903) 799-1306

Date: March 28, 2019


Safety features will be added or enhanced along 12 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 Bowie, Camp, Harrison, Marion, Panola, Titus, and Upshur Counties,” said Tommy Bruce, area engineer for TxDOT in Mount Pleasant.

Longview Bridge and Road of Longview was awarded the contract for the construction on these projects with a bid of $2.5 million.

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

Highways scheduled to receive the improvements are:

 

County

Highway

Limits

Miles

Bowie

US 259

From: CR 4306

To: Morris County Line

6.0

Camp

FM 557

From: FM 2254

To: Upshur County Line

7.9

Harrison

US 59

From: Marion County Line

To: FM 1997

3.1

Marion

FM 3001

From: FM 726

To: Harrison County Line

6.6

Marion

US 59

From: FM 2208

To: Harrison County Line

1.6

Panola

FM 1186

From: 1.1 mile south of FM 1794

To: 0.7 mile north of US 79

1.8

Titus

US 67

From: Franklin County Line

To: Morris County Line

18.7

Titus

FM 2348

From: SH 49

To: SH 11

8.5

Titus

FM 1735

From: SH 49

To: SH 11

8.2

Titus

FM 1734

From: US 67 West

To: US 67 East

8.9

Upshur

FM 556

From: Camp County Line

To: FM 2088

3.5

Upshur

FM 852

From: FM 1002

To: FM 556

6.6

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