Work Begins Aug. 6 on Safety Upgrades for SH 37 in Red River County


Contact: Tim McAlavy

Phone: (903) 737-9213

Date: Aug. 1, 2018


PARIS – TxDOT officials today announced that a project to add and upgrade safety features along SH 37 in Red River County will begin on Aug. 6.

The contractor, Longview Bridge & Road Ltd., Longview, Texas, was granted 240 working days to complete this roadway enhancement project valued at more than $2.9 million. The work will extend from the Oklahoma-Texas state line at the Red River southward along SH 37 to the Red River-Franklin County line. The target date for completion is the summer of 2019, weather permitting, officials said.

The contractor will upgrade metal-beam guard fence, replace or extend existing structures, and install new safety end treatments along this portion of SH 37. Access to adjacent properties will be maintained while this work is underway, and the roadway will be left open to traffic at all times, officials said.

Motorists who travel frequently along SH 37 in Red River County are asked to pay special attention to all signs, barricades and traffic controls, and reduce their speed as they approach and travel cautiously through work zones. They should also avoid distractions such as cell phones, eating, drinking, or car audio or navigation systems.

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