Safety Features to Be Added to Area Highways

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:

County Highway Limits Miles
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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