State Highway 66 Renovations Begin May 8 in Hunt County


Contact: Tim McAlavy

Phone: (903) 737-9213

Date: April 24, 2019


PARIS – Texas Department of Transportation officials today announced that work to renovate and improve a portion of State Highway 66 in Hunt County will begin on May 8.

Contractor Sammy Gist Enterprises Inc. was granted 95 working days, weather permitting, to complete this project valued at more than $2.8 million. The contractor anticipates setting construction barricades on May 6, and beginning work on May 8, officials said.

This project will begin approximately .167 miles north of the intersection of SH 66 and FM 2642 and run northward along the roadway to about .12 miles north of the intersection of SH 66 and FM 6.

The contractor will install safety treatments on fixed objects, widen the paved shoulders to four feet, install a continuous left turn lane, and mill edge line and center line rumble strips into the roadway. The contractor will use phased construction to maintain east- and west-bound traffic movement and minimize lane closures, officials said.

Motorists who regularly travel along this portion of SH 66 in Hunt County are asked to pay special attention to all signs, barricades and traffic controls, and to reduce their speed as they approach and travel through work zones. They should also avoid distractions such as cell phones, eating, drinking, or car audio or navigation systems.

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