Contact: Marcus Sandifer
Phone: (903) 799-1306
Date: Aug. 28, 2020
Safety features in the form of high-friction surface treatment, profile edgeline and centerline markings will be added to nine sections of area highways during coming months, according to plans approved in August by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT).
“We are looking at placing a high-friction surface treatment several curves to improve traction and reduce skidding,” said Rebecca Wells, Director of Traffic Operations for TxDOT in Atlanta. “In addition, we will be 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 The texturized pavement methods make noise when vehicle tires run over them, alerting drivers that they are getting out of their traffic lane.”
Highways scheduled to receive the improvements are:
|Bowie||FM 561||From: 1.1 mile east of FM 990
To: 1.5 mile east of FM 990
|Cass||US 59||From: 1.9 mile south of FM 2328 South
To: 4.1 miles south of FM 2328 South
|Cass||FM 249||From: 0.4 mile west of FM 3129
To: 0.1 mile west of FM 3129
|Cass||FM 249||From: 1.3 mile west of FM 3129
To: 1.0 mile west of FM 3129
|Cass||FM 96||From: 1.8 mile north of US 59
To: 1.5 mile north of US 59
|Panola||FM 124||From: 2.0 miles north of FM 1251
To: 2.3 miles north of FM 1251
|Panola||FM 1971||From: 1.9 mile south of SH 315
To: 2.4 mile south of SH 315
|Upshur||FM 1002||From: 0.4 mile north of SH 155
To: 0.9 mile north of SH 155
|Upshur||FM 49||From: 0.4 mile east of FM 1795
To: 0.7 mile east of FM 1795
The Truesdell Corporation of Tempe, AZ was awarded the contract for the construction on these projects with a bid of $2.4 million.
Work on the projects should begin in October of this year and take about nine months to complete, Wells said.
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