Contact: Marcus Sandifer
Phone: (903) 799-1306
Date: April 26, 2018
Safety features in the form of texturized centerlines and shoulders will be added to 13 area highways during coming months, according to plans approved in April by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT).
“We are looking at installing texturized pavement methods to centerline areas of these highways to help prevent crossover crashes and along the shoulders to prevent run-off-the-road crashes,” said Rebecca Wells, director of Traffic Operations for TxDOT in Atlanta. “The texturized pavement methods make noise when vehicle tires run over them, alerting drivers that they are getting out of their traffic lane.”
Stripe-A-Zone of Grand Prairie was awarded the contract for the construction on these projects with a bid of $1.1 million.
Work on the projects should begin in July of this year and take about three months to complete, Wells said.
Highways scheduled to receive the improvements are:
|Bowie||US 259||Oklahoma state line to US 82||12.3|
|Bowie||FM 558||FM 2516 to 3.6 miles south of FM 2516||3.6|
|Bowie||FM 2148||US 67 to I-30||4.0|
|Bowie||FM 3287||Presley Road to FM 989||1.3|
|Camp||FM 2454||FM 556 to Upshur County line||0.6|
|Cass||SH 77||FM 250 to FM 2065||5.5|
|Cass||SH 43||FM 248 to Marion County line||10.2|
|Harrison||FM 134||FM 1999 to FM 1998||5.1|
|Marion||FM 3001||Harrison County line to FM 726||6.6|
|Morris||FM 997||FM 144 to 3.8 miles south of FM 144||3.8|
|Panola||SH 315||Rusk County line to US 79||17.3|
|Titus||US 67||Franklin County line to US 271||7.7|
|Upshur||FM 2454||Camp County line to FM 2088||7.1|
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