Contact: Marcus Sandifer

Phone: (903) 799-1306

Date: Aug. 29, 2019


Safety features in the form of texturized centerlines and shoulders will be added to 14 area highways during coming months, according to plans approved in September 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.”

Highways scheduled to receive the improvements are:

County

Highway

Limits

Miles

Bowie

US 67

From: Cass County Line

To: SH 8

17.5

Bowie

US 82

From: Red River County Line

To: US 259

6.4

Bowie

FM 2148

From: US 67

To: US 59

4.3

Bowie

FM 114

From: Red River County Line

To: FM 1326

2.8

Camp

Loop 179

From: SH 11

To: U 271

1.8

Cass

US 67

From: Bowie County Line

To: Morris County Line

2.1

Harrison

FM 449

From: Gregg County Line

To: Loop 390

19.1

Harrison

FM 2199

From: FM 1998

To: FM 31

6.5

Harrison

FM 1999

From: FM 134

To: Louisiana State Line

5.4

Marion

FM 248

From: Cass County Line

To: SH 49

7.3

Morris

US 67

From: Cass County Line

To: FM 161

2.6

Morris

SH 11

From: Titus County Line

To: US 259

5.6

Panola

FM 2517

From: FM 699

To: FM 31

7.5

Upshur

US 80

From:  Wood County Line

To: SH 155 East

2.3

Upshur

FM 1002

From: FM 1795 North

To: SH 155

6.3

Upshur

FM 49

From: FM 1002

To: SH 154

11.0

Striping Technology of Tyler was awarded the contract for the construction on these projects with a bid of $1.5 million.

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

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