Contact: Marcus Sandifer
Phone: (903) 799-1306
Date: Oct. 31, 2019
A section of US 271 in northern Upshur County will receive a new riding surface during the coming months according to plans approved in October by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT).
“We will be resurfacing a 11.7-mile section of the highway from Camp County Line to 0.5 mile north of FM 2088,” said Tommy Bruce, area engineer for TxDOT in Mount Pleasant. “The old pavement will be removed, the base materials strengthened and then the entire roadway will be repaved.”
East Texas Bridge, Inc. of Longview was awarded the contract for the construction project with a bid of $8.4 million.
"Work on the project should begin in January of next year and take about five months to complete," Bruce said.
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