Contact: Gene Powell
Phone: (432) 498-4746
Date: April 27, 2018
ODESSA DISTRICT – Two seal coat projects are scheduled this summer in the Odessa District of the Texas Department of Transportation. Weather permitting, work is expected to begin the week of Monday, April 30, 2018.
Each year the Odessa District seal coats select roads as part of a program to prolong the life of the roads. Seal coating offers three major benefits: it protects the road base by keeping water from seeping in; it seals cracks and stops them from spreading; and it provides a new surface which improves safety.
It is likely that loose rocks will be encountered in the working areas during the seal coat process. Motorists are urged to find alternate routes if possible when work is happening.
Pilot cars and flaggers will be used on the majority of both projects due to necessary lane closures. Wait times will vary depending on the amount of traffic. Motorists should obey any warning signs or flaggers they encounter. Slower speeds are also advised.
Ronald R. Wagner & Co., LP, of Kendalia, Texas, won both contracts and will be working on both projects simultaneously. One project covers about 265 miles and has a low bid contract price of about $9.5 million. The second project covers about 98 miles and has a low bid contract price of about $2.6 million. Work will be done on interstates, farm to market roads, U.S. highways and state highways.
As more exact scheduling details become available, dates will be posted on the Odessa district’s Twitter feed, @TxDOTOdessa.
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