Contact: Lisa Tipton
Phone: (325) 643-0413
Date: June 24, 2019
BROWNWOOD – The Texas Department of Transportation Brownwood district will begin a sealcoat project this week to preserve area highways in Brown, Coleman, Comanche, Eastland, Lampasas, Mills, McCulloch, San Saba and Stephens counties.
TxDOT awarded the $6 million contract to Brannon Paving Co., LTD of Victoria, Texas. Work is currently scheduled to begin in McCulloch County on Thursday, June 27, weather permitting. This application of a seal coat in McCulloch County will be applied to FM 504, FM 2307, FM 2822 and FM 1028, and it is anticipated to be completed in approximately three days. During the entire project, motorists should expect various lane closures and some areas which will be reduced to one lane of traffic. A flagman and pilot car will guide traffic through these work zones.
The operation will then move into San Saba County on US 190, FM 2997 and FM 500, spanning approximately three additional days.
After July 4th, the project will move into Lampasas County on FM 580, FM 1494, FM 1715 and FM 581. Please note that all dates are approximate and subject to change due to weather conditions.
“Sealcoat is a layer of liquid asphalt which is topped with small rocks. This is applied as preventative maintenance to seal the roadway surface and provide a new wearing surface to prolong the life of the roadway,” explained TxDOT Brownwood’s Director of Operations Eric Lykins, P.E. “It also increases traction on the roadway.”
Motorists are asked to use caution and slow their speed in areas of construction. As the project progresses through other counties, notification will be given to the public through additional news releases and posts to the TxDOT Brownwood district’s local Twitter account.
For media inquiries, contact TxDOT Brownwood District’s Public Information Officer at (325) 643-0413.
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