Maintenance Seal Coat Operation Begins


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:

  • Motley County – FM 2009, from FM 97 south for 4 miles
  • Motley County – FM 97, from the Floyd County line to SH 70
  • Briscoe County – FM 599, from SH 86 southeast to FM 2733
  • Hall/Childress Counties – FM 1282, from FM 658 east to FM 2042
  • Hall/Childress Counties – FM 658, from US 287 south for 7 miles
  • Childress County – FM 2466, from LP 328 west to end of pavement
  • Hall County – FM 1041, from RM 141 to RM 144
  • Donley County – FM 2362, from US 287 southeast to FM 2162
  • Wheeler County – FM 3182, from FM 1046 south to SH 152
  • Wheeler County – FM 3303, from the Hemphill County line south to FM 1046
  • Collingsworth County – FM 2344, from FM 1981 south to SH 203
  • Hardeman County – FM 2364, from US 287 south to the end of the pavement
  • Foard County – FM 3103, from SH 6 east to FM 98
  • Knox Count – FM 2365, from SH 222 southeast to US 277
  • Cottle County – FM 1278, from FM 1038 southwest to FM 1168
  • Cottle County – FM 1168, from FM 1038 south to FM 3416 in King County
  • Dickens County – FM 836, from RM 228 to FM 261 in town
  • Dickens County – FM 836, from FM 1256 southeast to RM 228
  • Dickens County – FM 1302, from FM 1868 west to end of pavement
  • Dickens County – SL 21, in Spur

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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