Safety Features to be Added to Area Highways
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Contact: Heather Deaton

Phone: (903) 799-1306

Date: Aug. 31, 2021


Safety features in the form of texturized centerlines and shoulders will be added to 41 area highways during coming months, according to plans approved in August 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.”

Strip-A-Zone of Grand Prairie was awarded the contract for the construction on these projects with a bid of $3.5 million.

"Work on the projects should begin in October of this year and take about 10 months to complete," Wells said.

Highways scheduled to receive the improvements are:

 

County

Highway

Limits

Miles

Bowie

US 67

From: FM 2149

To: FM 2148

8.7

Bowie

US 82

From: Spur 86

To: FM 1398

4.4

Bowie

US 59

From: Arkansas State Line

To: 1.5 miles north of I-30

4.0

Bowie

FM 44

From: Red River County Line

To: FM 992

7.7

Bowie

FM 992

From: US 82 West in De Kalb

To: US 82 East in New Boston

22.0

Bowie

FM 1398

From: US 82 West

To: US 82 East

10.5

Bowie

FM 1701

From: Red River County Line

To: US 259

6.6

Bowie

SH 98

From: US 82

To: FM 1840

2.5

Camp

SH 11

From: FM 21

To: Loop 179

3.5

Camp

FM 21

From: Titus County Line

To: SH 11

3.6

Camp

FM 556

From: FM 1519

To: Upshur County Line

5.9

Camp

FM 1520

From: FM 1521

To: SH 11

7.0

Cass

SH 11

From: FM 130

To: SH 49

9.6

Cass

FM 251

From: FM  785

To: FM 125

14.7

Cass

FM 74

From: Loop 236

To: FM 251

2.5

Cass

FM 96

From: FM 2791

To: US 59

8.8

Cass

FM 130

From: FM 250

To: SH 11

13.3

Cass

FM 1766

From: SH 77

To: FM 994

6.6

Harrison

US 80

From: FM 450

To: Gregg County Line

7.6

Harrison

SH 43

From: Marion County Line

To: FM 2682

4.9

Harrison

FM 134

From: Marion County Line

To: SH 43

8.1

Harrison

FM 134

From: Spur 449

To: FM 1999

5.0

Harrison

FM 450

From: FM 449

To: US 82

7.8

Harrison

FM 2625

From: US 59

To: FM 31

6.6

Harrison

FM 1793

From: US 59

To: FM 134

10.1

Marion

FM 2683

From: SH 43

To: FM 248

5.9

Marion

SH 49

From: FM 134

To: SH 43

12.5

Morris

SH 11

From: 1.5 miles west of Cass County Line

To: Cass County Line

1.5

Morris

SH 77

From: Cass County Line

To: US 259

6.0

Panola

FM 348

From: SH 315

To: Rusk County Line

4.3

Panola

FM 1970

From: US 79

To: SH 315

4.0

Titus

SH 11

From: Camp County Line

To: Morris County Line

4.4

Titus

FM 1735

From: 2.1 miles south of SH 49

To: SH 11

6.1

Upshur

US 271

From: 5.9 miles north of SH 155

To: 1.5 miles north of SH 155

4.4

Upshur

SH 155

From: FM 1404

To: US 80 East

7.9

Upshur

SH 155

From: US 80 West

To: Smith County Line

2.0

Upshur

FM 2088

From: Wood County Line

To: FM 556

5.0

Upshur

FM 1795

From: FM 49

To: FM 1002

6.2

Upshur

SH 300

From: FM 3358

To: Gregg County Line

5.9

Upshur

FM 1795

From: FM 1002

To: Wood County Line

1.4

Upshur

FM 726

From: US 271

To: SH 300

4.1

Upshur

FM 2685

From: SH 155

To: FM 1404

6.6

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