Contact: Kathi White

Phone: (903) 510-9267

Date: Jan. 10, 2020


TYLER – TxDOT is planning to conduct the following construction and maintenance work around the district for the Week of January 13, 2020. Schedules are subject to change due to weather conditions, equipment failure or other unforeseen issues. Slow down and pay attention when traveling through work zones.

Anderson County – Palestine Maintenance crews plan to conduct edging operations on SH 294 with daytime lane closures in place and flaggers providing traffic control. Ditch work is possible on FM 321 and would also require lane closures.

Anderson County construction projects updates:

US 175 Widening Project - Phase III - Anderson County
• Limits:
From 0.85 miles east of FM 315 in Poynor SE to 0.5 miles NW of SH 155 at Frankston
• Contractor: A.L. Helmcamp, Inc.
• Cost: $27.6 million
• Anticipated Completion Date: Spring 2020
Ongoing work includes seeding and grading ditches, placing signs, and placing mailboxes. The project is expanding US 175 from two lanes to a four-lane divided highway with a depressed median.

US 79 Super 2 Project
• Limits:
From 0.5 miles northeast of Loop 256 to the Anderson/Cherokee County line
• Contractor: Madden Contracting Company, LLC
• Cost: $14.4 million
• Anticipated Completion Date: Winter 2020
The contractor is scheduled to continue preparing the right-of-way and continue placing erosion control measures. The speed limit has been reduced to 60 mph throughout the project limits. It consists of widening for a Super 2, including sub-grade work, surface treatment, base and surface hot-mix asphalt, widening structures, bridge rail, metal beam guard fence, signage and permanent striping.

County Road 355 @ Wells Creek Bridge Replacement
• Limits:
CR 355 @ Wells Creek - 3.6 miles & 3.7 miles south of US 79
• Contractor: Baker & Reid Co., LLC
• Cost: $607,852.40
• Anticipated Completion Date: Spring 2020
No work is scheduled for the week. The roadway is open to traffic. The project consists of replacing the bridges and approaches, metal beam guard fence, grading, base and surface.

FM 2054 Widening Project
• Limits:
From FM 321 south to 0.866 miles south of County Road 2802
• Contractor: A.L. Helmcamp, Inc.
• Cost: $2.6 million
• Anticipated Completion Date: Winter 2019
The contractor is scheduled to seed the ditches. Expect lane closures and delays. The project is widening the roadway to 11-foot lanes each direction with 3-foot shoulders. It consists of widening the roadway, extending structures, replacing driveway pipes, sealcoat, surface mix, striping, and new roadway signage. 

US 287 Super 2 Project
• Limits:
From just north of FM 2419 south to 1.7 miles north of SH 294 in Elkhart
• Contractor: A.L. Helmcamp, Inc.
• Cost: $6.1 million
• Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2020
The contractor is scheduled to continue grading the ditch slopes. Motorists should use caution when traveling through the project and expect lane closures and delays. The speed limit has been reduced to 60 mph through portions of the project. The contract consists of base repair, treated subgrade, surface asphalt, upgrading structures, signs, and pavement markings.

Cherokee County – Jacksonville Maintenance crews plan to continue edge repairs on FM 2064 east of SH 135, and on FM 3052 between FM 177 and the Smith County line. Rusk Maintenance crews will perform edge repairs on FM 241 from US 69 to SH 21. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control at all locations.

Cherokee County construction projects updates:

US 69 Sidewalks
• Limits:
From Nacogdoches St. to Tena St. in Jacksonville
• Contractor: Highway 19 Construction, LLC
• Cost: $507,099.00
• Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2020
No work is scheduled next week. The project is constructing sidewalks along US 69 in Jacksonville.

US 69 Widening Project through Wells
• Limits:
From 2 miles north of FM 1247 in Wells, south to 0.9 miles south of FM 1247
• Contractor: Longview Bridge and Road, Ltd.
• Cost: $17.6 million
• Anticipated Completion Date: Early 2020
The contractor is scheduled to perform project cleanup. There are minimal traffic impacts now. The speed limit is reduced on the northern end of the project until work is completed. The project is widening US 69 through Wells from two lanes to four lanes with new curb and gutter and a two-way left turn lane through town.

US 79 Widening Project
• Limits:
From the Neches River to 1.2 miles northeast of FM 747
• Contractor: Drewery Construction Company, Inc.
• Cost: $8.2 million
• Anticipated Completion Date: Spring 2020
The contractor is scheduled to continue upgrading guardrail and performing paving operations. Daily lane closures will be used where needed. Expect delays on this corridor when construction is in progress. The work zone speed limit of 60 mph is in effect. The project will widen the roadway to add passing lanes.

US 79 Rehabilitation Project
• Limits:
From 0.16 miles east of SH 110 to the Mud Creek Relief Bridge
• Contractor: Madden Contracting Company, LLC
• Cost: $8.2 million
• Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2020
The contractor is scheduled to continue roadway construction utilizing daily lane closures with a pilot car. Expect delays during construction. The work zone speed limit is 60 mph. The project will rebuild the roadway pavement and upgrade bridge rails.

FM 343 and FM 1861 Drainage Improvements
• Limits:
From US 69 to 2.76 miles east of US 69 and from FM 316 east to Henderson/Van Zandt County line
• Contractor: Highway 19 Construction, LLC
• Cost: $0.64 million
• Anticipated Completion Date: Early 2020
Drainage work continues on FM 343. Lane closures are possible. The project will upgrade safety features on driveways and roadway cross-culverts.

Gregg County – Longview Maintenance crews plan to conduct mill and inlay operations on FM 349 at the SH 322 intersection. Ditch maintenance will be performed on SH 42 between FM 1252 and I-20. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control. 

Gregg County construction projects updates:

FM 3272 Restoration Project
• Limits:
From US 80 to FM 2275 in White Oak
• Contractor: Reynolds and Kay, LTD
• Cost: $3.1 million
• Anticipated Completion Date: September 2020
The contractor continues work on new sidewalks and driveways. Expect daytime lane closures and delays. The project consists of restoration of pavement including milling, pavement repair, one course surface treatment, hot mix overlay, new sidewalk on the east side, new pedestrian crossing, and pavement markings. 

FM 1844 Widening Project
• Limits:
From SH 300 (Gilmer Rd) to SS 502 (Judson Road)
• Contractor: Madden Contracting Company, LLC
• Cost: $2.6 million
• Anticipated Completion Date: February 2020
The contractor is replacing driveways, shaping ditches, and seeding. The project includes widening, placing hot mix asphalt, surface treatment, extending culverts, and applying striping.

Henderson County – Athens Maintenance crews plan to perform edge repairs on US 175E between Poynor and FM 804 at Baxter. A second crew will conduct base repairs on FM 3079 between FM 315 and FM 317.  Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control.

Henderson County construction projects updates:

US 175 Project
• Limits:
From Loop 7 to FM 804
• Contractor: Reynolds & Kay, LTD
• Cost: $12.1 million
• Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2021
The contractor is scheduled to continue roadway and drainage work on the eastbound lanes. The eastbound outside lane is closed, and the speed limit has been reduced to 60 mph throughout the project. Motorists should watch for trucks entering and exiting the lane closure. The project consists of adding shoulders and improving drainage.

SH 31 GCAA Fairgrounds
• Limits:
Henderson County Fairgrounds Entrance
• Contractor: Encino Landscaping
• Cost: $144,985.00
• Anticipated Completion Date: Spring 2020
Plant maintenance operations continue. The Landscape Development Project, awarded through the Governor’s Community Achievement Award, consists of reconstructing a pipe entrance, decorative fencing, landscaping, irrigation, and lighting.

SH 334 Bridge Project
• Limits:
From Knob Hill in Seven Points (a mile east of SH 274), east to Southland in Gun Barrel City (2.5 miles west of SH 198)
• Contractor: Austin Bridge and Road Services, LP
• Cost: $41.2 million
• Anticipated Completion Date: Winter 2020
The contractor will continue work on the new westbound bridges and roadway elements. Motorists should be prepared for lane closures and delays. The project will upgrade the roadway from two to four lanes. It consists of the construction of bridges, storm sewer, guardrail, base, pavement surfaces, and pavement markings.

Rusk County – Henderson Maintenance crews plan to continue base repairs on FM 3053 between Overton and the Gregg County line. Edge repairs are planned for FM 3055 between US 84 and the End of Road Maintenance. Expect lane closures at both locations with flaggers and a pilot car providing traffic control.

Rusk County construction projects updates:

US 79 Reconstruction Project (New Project)
• Limits:
From CR 344 to the Panola County line
• Contractor: Madden Construction Co, Inc.
• Cost: $6.4 million
• Anticipated Completion Date: June 2020
The contractor will be working to replace the bridge rail. Expect shoulder closures and delays at the bridge at Martin Creek. This project consists of reconstruction of the roadway from CR 344 east to the Panola County line. Work will include surface treatment, milling, hot mix overlay, guardrails, bridge rails and placing new pavement markings. 

FM 2658 Reconstruction Project
• Limits:
From SH 43 to CR 2144
• Contractor: Drewery Construction Company, Inc.
• Cost: $1.6 million
• Anticipated Completion Date: Early 2020
The contractor will be placing a crash attenuator on the bridge. The project includes scarifying and cement treating the existing base, new flex base, two course surface treatment, and new pavement markings.

FM 840 Reconstruction
• Limits:
From FM 2867 to SH 315
• Contractor: Pinto Construction Co, Inc.
• Cost: $7.6 million
• Anticipated Completion Date: July 2020
The contractor resumes work on ditch shaping, metal beam guard fence, mailboxes and signs. Expect alternating lane closures with flaggers and a pilot car providing traffic control. The project includes extending culverts, base placement, surface treatment, hot mix overlay, and upgrading guardrail and pavement markings.

Smith County – Tyler Maintenance crews plan to continue rehab operations on SH 64 at Arp. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control. Ditch maintenance will be performed on roads around the county.

Smith County construction projects updates:

FM 2661 Widening Project (Notice of Project Completion)
• Limits:
From SH 31 to SH 64
• Contractor: Longview Bridge & Road, Ltd.
• Cost: $2.8 million
• Anticipated Completion Date: Early 2020
Work on this project is complete.

SH 31 Front Street Surfacing Project
• Limits:
From W. Loop 323 to Broadway Ave.
• Contractor: Drewery Construction Co., Inc.
• Cost: $3.6 million
• Anticipated Completion Date: Early 2020
No work is scheduled for the week. The project consists of a 4” pavement mill and inlay using night-time lane closures.

Spur 248 Widening Project
• Limits:
From 1.75 miles west of FM 848/Old Omen Road going east to SH 64 southeast of Tyler
• Contractor: Lonestar Equipment Company, Inc.
• Cost: $8.6 million
• Anticipated Completion Date: Spring 2020
No work is scheduled for the week. The project is widening Spur 248 from two lanes to a four-lane divided roadway with a flush median.

FM 346 Bridge Replacement Project
• Limits:
From FM 346 at Prairie Creek, south of Lake Tyler
• Contractor: Stateline Construction, LLC
• Cost: $2 million
• Anticipated Completion Date: Early 2020
The contractor continues roadway construction with daily lane closures possible. The work zone speed limit is 45 mph for this project that is replacing the existing bridge with a wider structure.

I-20 Ramp Improvement Project
• Limits:
From US 69 to Jim Hogg Road
• Contractor: Longview Bridge and Road, Ltd.
• Cost: $14.8 million
• Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2021
The contractor is scheduled to continue frontage road construction. The project consists of ramp improvements and construction of frontage roads.

US 69 Overpass at FM 346
• Limits:
At FM 346
• Contractor: Longview Bridge & Road, Ltd.
• Cost: $16.7 million
• Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2020
The contractor is scheduled to continue bridge construction. Daily lane closures are possible. A work zone speed limit of 60 mph is in effect for the project on US 69. The project is building a new bridge to take US 69 over FM 346.

FM 2493 Widening Project
• Limits:
From FM 2813 in Gresham south to FM 346 in Flint
• Contractor: Highway 19 Construction, LLC
• Cost: $14.5 million
• Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2021
The contractor is scheduled to continue roadway construction and right-of-way clearing. Lane closures will be used to allow for tree removal. A construction work zone of 45 mph is in effect for the project.  Drivers are encouraged to use caution as work continues on this corridor. The project will widen FM 2493 from two lanes to a four-lane divided roadway with a flush median.

CR 1113 & CR 2171 Bridge Replacement Project
• Limits:
CR 1113 at Butler Creek and CR 2171 at Blackhawk Creek
• Contractor: East Texas Bridge, Inc.
• Cost: $719,000.00
• Anticipated Completion Date: Early 2020
No work is scheduled for the week. Both roadways are open to traffic on this project to replace the existing bridges with new structures.

Azalea Drive & Camellia Street Bridge Replacement Project
• Limits:
North Azalea Drive and Camellia Street at West Mud Creek
• Contractor: East Texas Bridge, Inc.
• Cost: $470,000.00
• Anticipated Completion Date: Winter 2019
No work is scheduled for the week. Both roads are open to traffic on this bridge replacement project.

FM 346/US 271 Safety Project
• Limits:
From US 69 to FM 756, etc.
• Contractor: Longview Bridge & Road, Ltd.
• Cost: $0.8 million
• Anticipated Completion Date: Winter 2019
No work is scheduled for the week. A work zone speed limit of 60 mph is in effect on US 271. The project consists of safety upgrades.

FM 2015 Widening Project
• Limits:
From I-20 Westbound Frontage Road, north to CR 313
• Contractor: Longview Bridge and Road, Ltd.
• Cost: $3 million
• Anticipated Completion Date: February 2020
Work on this job is suspended temporarily. No lane closures are anticipated. The project includes roadway widening to construct a continuous left turn lane, and improving paving, drainage, striping, and signage.

Van Zandt County – Canton Maintenance crews plan to conduct work on bridge preventive maintenance projects on FM 858 and I-20. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control.

Van Zandt County construction projects updates:

SH 64 Widening Project
• Limits:
From FM 16 to FM 858
• Contractor: Big Creek Construction
• Cost: $9.6 million
• Anticipated Completion Date: Spring 2020
The contractor is scheduled to perform hot mix asphalt operations for the surface on the main travel lanes. Expect delays due to daily lane closures. The speed limit is 50 mph in the work zone. The project includes grading, structure work, striping, sign upgrades, and widening the road with shoulders and passing lanes in each direction. 

FM 1652 Rehab Project
• Limits:
From FM 17 to FM 1255
• Contractor: Highway 19 Construction, LLC
• Cost: $4.5 million
• Anticipated Completion Date: January 2020
Crews are addressing punch list items. No lane closures are anticipated. The project consists of roadway rehabilitation, widening, and extending and improving drainage structures for safety.

FM 1653 Rehab Project
• Limits:
From SH 64 near Ben Wheeler, southwest to FM 858 at Martin Mills
• Contractor: Drewery Construction Company, Inc.
• Cost: $3.9 million
• Anticipated Completion Date: January 2020
Crews are addressing punch list items. Expect single lane two-way traffic managed by flaggers and pilot car. The 5.5-mile project consists of roadway rehabilitation, widening, and extending and improving drainage structures for safety.

County Road Bridge Replacement Project
• Limits:
CR 3415 at Giladon Creek; CR 1903 at Mill Creek Relief; CR 2142 at Caney Creek
• Contractor: B & E Construction, Inc.
• Cost: $904,800.00
• Anticipated Completion Date: February 2020
Construction is substantially completed with all three bridges open to traffic. Crews are addressing punch list items with little to no impact on traffic. The project consists of the replacement of three county road bridges in Van Zandt County.
 
Wood County – Mineola Maintenance crews plan to continue pavement leveling on FM 14. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control.

Wood County construction projects updates:

FM 1254 Bridge Replacement Project
• Limits:
FM 1254 At Lake Fork Creek
• Contractor: Stateline Construction, LLC.
• Cost: $1.5 million
• Anticipated Completion Date: January 2020
With bridge construction and paving operations complete, crews will be placing mow strip and driveway pavement. Detours are in place and motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes. This project consists of replacing the bridge and approaches.

Loop 564 Overlay Project
• Limits:
From US 69 north of Mineola to US 69 south of Mineola
• Contractor: Reynolds and Kay, Ltd.
• Cost: $5.77 million
• Anticipated Completion Date: January 2020
Pavement performance monitoring is underway with final striping scheduled for the spring. Expect two-way, one-lane traffic managed by flaggers and a pilot car. The project consists of pavement repair, hot mix asphalt overlay, guard rail, and pavement markings.

SH 182, etc., Safety Treating Project
• Limits:
Various roadways with current work on FM 182 from FM 17 to SH 154
• Contractor: Highway 19 Construction, LLC
• Cost: $1.2 million
• Anticipated Completion Date: March 2020
Utility crews continue relocation efforts. Structure widening and installation of safety features on FM 1805 will be conducted simultaneously. Expect minor delays due to periodic single lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control. The project consists of extending and improving drainage structures for safety.

I-20 Total Maintenance Contract
• Limits:
Gregg, Smith and Van Zandt counties
• Contractor: Firemen Excavation
Routine maintenance activities are ongoing on I-20 with moving operations throughout the week. Schedules change during the holidays.
• Debris Removal/Pothole Repair Inside Lanes: Thursday through all three counties.
• Debris Removal/Pothole Repair Outside Lanes: Monday, Tuesday, Friday thru all three counties
• Debris Removal/Pothole Repair Frontage Roads/Ramps: Wednesday through all three counties
• Guardrail and Sign Repair: In all three counties to make emergency repairs to signs hit during vehicle crashes
• Sign Upgrades: In all three counties
• Tree Removal: No work for the week
• Ditch Cleaning and Reshaping: No work for the week  

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