Contact: Marcus Sandifer

Phone: (903) 799-1306

Date: Dec. 13, 2018

A section of US 67 (7th St.) in Texarkana will receive a new riding surface next year according to plans approved in December by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT).

“We will be resurfacing a 1.6-mile section of the highway from the Arkansas state line to Apple St.,” said Paul Wong, area engineer for TxDOT in Texarkana. “We will be making repairs to some of the old pavement and then repaving the entire roadway."

“We will also be restriping the traffic lanes on this one-way road to reduce the number of traffic lanes from three to two between Milam St. and Texas Blvd.,” Wong said. “This modification will enhance safety by providing shoulders and increasing the distance between the travel lanes and roadside obstructions.”

East Texas Bridge, Inc. of Longview was awarded the contract for the construction project with a bid of $761,772.

"Work on the project should begin in April and take about two months to complete," Wong said.


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