Contact: Marcus Sandifer

Phone: (903) 799-1306

Date: Dec. 12, 2019


Safety features in the form of texturized centerline and edgeline markings will be added to 22 sections of area highways during coming months, according to plans approved in December 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.”

In addition to the pavement markings, several curves will also receive lighted flashing chevron signs. The signs are erected along the curve and are activated by approaching vehicles, causing them to light up in sequence in order to show motorists the direction they need to travel.

Highways scheduled to receive the improvements are:

 

County

Highway

Limits

Miles

Bowie

US 259

From: Morris County Line

To: FM 992

12.9

Bowie

FM 559

From: 1.1 mile north of FM 2253

To: FM 989

6.9

Bowie

FM 560

From: 4.9 mile north of US 82

To: US 82

4.9

Camp

FM 993

From: Upshur County Line

To: Us 271

8.7

Cass

SH 77

From: FM 250

To: FM 2065

5.5

Cass

FM 249

From: FM 785

To: FM 3129

5.8

Cass

FM 161

From: Morris County Line

To: SH 11

12.3

Cass

FM 2327

From: US 59 North

To: US 59 South

6.1

Harrison

FM 450

From: FM 1968

To: FM 726 West

7.1

Harrison

FM 9

From: 5 miles north of FM 1999

To: FM 1999

5.0

Morris

US 259

From: 1.5 north of SH 338

To: SH 11

7.8

Morris

US 259

From: Bowie County Line

To: I-30

1.1

Morris

SH 11

From: Titus County Line

To: US 259

5.6

Morris

FM 729

From: Marion County Line

To: US 259

3.5

Panola

FM 999

From: FM 10

To: US 59

5.2

Panola

FM 31

From: FM 2517

To:  Louisiana State Line

9.8

Panola

FM 1794

From: FM 959

To: FM 2792

6.2

Titus

FM 1734

From: US 67 West

To: US 67 East

8.9

Upshur

FM 1404

From: SH 155

To: FM 2685

6.7

Upshur

FM 993

From:  Camp County Line

To: FM 553

2.8

Upshur

FM 1972

From: FM 1649

To: FM 726

2.8

Upshur

FM 726

From: FM 1650

To: SH 154

1.1

Upshur

FM 2454

From:  Camp County Line

To: FM 2088

7.0

Stripe-a-zone, Inc. of Grand Prairie was awarded the contract for the construction on these projects with a bid of $2.3 million.

"Work on the projects should begin in March of next year and take about four months to complete," Wells said.

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