Northeast Texas Highways to Be Resurfaced


Contact: Marcus Sandifer

Phone: (903) 799-1306

Date: Oct. 26, 2017


About 90 miles of Northeast Texas highways will receive new surfaces during the summer of 2018 with a contract awarded in October by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT).

The Texas Transportation Commission approved a bid of $3.5 million from CDM Holdings of New Boston to seal coat highways in seven counties located within the Atlanta District.

"Seal coating a highway involves placing a layer of hot asphalt over the old pavement and then covering it with crushed stone," said Glenn Green, District Engineer in Atlanta. "This is a relatively inexpensive process that makes the roadway surface watertight, improves skid resistance, and preserves the pavement structure."

In an effort to help keep used tires off Texas landscapes, the district is requiring the asphalt used to be mixed with "crumb rubber" made from grinding up old tires.

"Using crumb rubber in our asphalt has proved to be an excellent process for seal coating our highways. The rock is less likely to pull loose, there are fewer occurrences of the asphalt bleeding through the rock, and it can be used on a wider variety of surfaces," Green said.

The following highways are scheduled to be resurfaced during the summer of 2018.

County Highway Limits Miles
Bowie US 67 SH 8 South to Anderson Creek 4.5
Bowie US 82 0.4 mile west of US 259 to FM 1840 2.2
Bowie US 82 SH 98 to 0.5 mile west of SH 8 3.0
Bowie FM 989 FM 559 to I-30 4.0
Bowie Spur 86 US 82 to I-30 0.3
Cass SH 8 SH 155 to FM 995 7.9
Harrison FM 134 SH 43 to FM 1999 5.7
Harrison FM 9 FM 2625 to Panola County line 6.6
Morris US 259 1.5 miles north of FM 250 to FM 250 1.5
Panola FM 699 FM 2517 to Shelby County line 11.5
Panola FM 31 FM 123 to 5.1 miles south of FM 2517 12.6
Titus US 271 East Robert Nance Road to US 271 1.0
Titus FM 2348 US 67 to SH 49 3.0
Upshur SH 155 1.0 mile south of FM 2796 to US 271 6.0
Upshur FM 1650
SH 154 to Gregg County line 8.5
Upshur FM 555 SH 155 to SH 154 10.5

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