Contact: Barbara Seal
Phone: (940) 937-7288
Date: April 20, 2018
CHILDRESS – TxDOT will begin an annual in-house seal coat project on Tuesday, May 1. This $2 million maintenance project is part of a program to improve and preserve our roadways.
Approximately 90 miles of roads in the Childress District will receive a seat coat and will include:
Work is scheduled through the end of May. Motorists traveling along roadways receiving a seal coat should slow down and be aware of construction activity, and they should not drive through an area where asphalt has been applied, but rock has not yet been placed. Some loose rock may be present along roadways as well, and motorists should be prepared to stop for short durations while the work is underway.
“Maintenance and system preservation is our largest expenditure, and seal coating provides a variety of benefits to the roadway, including a waterproof surface that prevents moisture from entering and weakening the roadbed. Seal coating also reduces deterioration and cracking of the asphalt surface, which will prolong the life of the pavement,” said Darwin Lankford, P.E., Childress District Director of Maintenance.
The two leading causes of crashes in work zones are drivers not paying attention and speeding. Motorists are asked to drive with caution, be on the lookout for workers and avoid distractions.
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