TxDOT Project Updates for the Week of May 23, 2022
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Contact: Jeff Williford

Phone: (903) 510-9267

Date: May 20, 2022


Anderson County
Crews will be edging on FM 645 and FM 320. 

Anderson County construction projects updates:

US 79 Super 2 Project

  • Limits: From 0.5 mile northeast of Loop 256 to the Anderson/Cherokee County line
  • Contractor: Madden Contracting Company, LLC
  • Cost: $14.4 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2022

The contractor is scheduled to continue work on roadway elements. The speed limit has been reduced to 60 mph throughout the project limits. Motorists should use caution when traveling through the project and expect lane closures and delays. Project consists of widening for a Super 2, including sub-grade work, surface treatment, base and surface hot mix asphalt, widening structures, bridge rail, MBGF, signage and permanent striping.

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Cherokee County
Jacksonville Maintenance will be blade overlaying FM 851 between FM 343 and FM 241. Expect daytime lane closures with flaggers controlling traffic.

Cherokee County construction projects updates:

FM 22 Safety Widening and Bridge Replacement Project 

  • Limits: From CR 1512 west of Gallatin, east to SH 110
  • Contractor: Stateline Construction, LLC
  • Cost: $5.5 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2022

The contractor is scheduled to continue corrective work and construction on the bridge at Little Turnpike Creek. Flaggers will be present during construction hours. Expect daily lane closures when work is being done. The bridge will be closed during construction. The project will widen the existing roadway, replace three bridges and incorporate safety upgrades.

US 84 Widening 

  • Limits: From 0.43 mi east of SH 110 in Rusk, northeast to the Rusk County line in Reklaw
  • Contractor: Madden Contracting Company, LLC
  • Cost: $7.9 million 
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2022

The contractor is scheduled to continue widening as well as bridge rail and MBGF replacement. Lane closures will be in place. Expect delays on this corridor when construction is in progress. The project will widen and resurface the roadway, along with adding safety upgrades.

SH 204 Super-2 Widening Project

  • Limits: From US 79 in Jacksonville southeast to SH 110
  • Contractor: Madden Contracting Company, LLC
  • Cost: $13.7 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2021

No work is scheduled this week. Awaiting final punch list. Lane closures will be in place during construction. The project adds passing lanes and incorporates safety upgrades.

SH 21 Resurfacing Project

  • Limits: Houston County Line east to US 69 in Alto
  • Contractor: A.L. Helmcamp
  • Cost: $6.0 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2022

The contractor is scheduled to continue road work construction on driveway upgrades and structure extensions. Lane closures are anticipated during construction. The project will consist of pavement resurfacing.

US 69 Signals in Jacksonville

  • Limits: US 69 at US 175 and US 69 at SH 135
  • Contractor: Texas Traffic Control Systems, Inc. 
  • Cost: $802,000
  • Anticipated Completion Date: July 2022

The contractor will continue work along US 69 from US 175 to Canada. Traffic control will consist of occasional lane closures and work outside of the roadway when the work is in progress (Monday-Thursdays, weather permitting). This is a safety project to update existing signals and add pedestrian signals, crosswalks, and curb ramps.

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Gregg County 
Longview Maintenance will be widening pavement on FM 449 westbound from the Harrison County line to FM 2751. Expect lane closures with flaggers and a pilot car controlling traffic. Weather permitting, herbicide operations will continue on various roadways. 

Gregg County construction projects updates:

Spur 63/McCann Road Bridge Project 

  • Limits: From McCann Road, north to Glencrest Lane
  • Contractor: Leland Bradlee Construction
  • Anticipated Completion Date: July 2022

This project is part of the City of Longview Guthrie Creek Trail project. It will consist of building a bridge over Guthrie Creek to allow bicyclist and pedestrians to travel under Spur 63. The traffic will be reduced to two lanes, one northbound lane and one south bound lane to allow the contractor to build half of the bridge. Traffic will be switched later to allow completion of the bridge construction. Expect delays.

FM 2206/Harrison Road 

  • Limits: Fisher Rd. to SH 42
  • Contractor: East Texas Bridge, Inc.
  • Cost: $14.15 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: May 2023

This project consists of widening a two-lane road to four lanes with a center turn lane. This includes drainage structures, new bridge, flexible base, hot mix and pavement markings. Contractor will be extending culverts and constructing detours. There will be daytime lane closures. Expect delays.

FM 2206/Harrison Road 

  • Limits: From Loop 281 to Fisher Rd.
  • Contractor: East Texas Bridge, Inc.
  • Cost: $15.16 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: March 2023

This project consists of widening a two-lane road to four lanes with a center turn lane. This includes drainage structures, flexible base, curb and gutter, sidewalks, hot mix and pavement markings.  Contractor will be extending culverts and constructing detours. There will be daytime lane closures. Expect delays.

Pentecost Rd. Bridge Replacement 

  • Limits: US 259 Business to Stone Rd.
  • Contractor: South Texas Illumination
  • Cost: $638,000
  • Anticipated Completion Date: September 2022

The project consists of replacing the bridge structure on Big Head Creek. Pentecost Road will be closed to through traffic.  Only local traffic will be allowed.  Through traffic needs to select an alternate route.   Estimated completion is August of 2022.   

FM 1249 - Kilgore 

  • Limits: US 259 Business to US 259 Bypass
  • Contractor: Madden Construction
  • Cost: $1.17 Million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: August 2022

The project consists of milling existing hot mix asphalt and placing new hot mix asphalt, new striping and minor drainage structure work. There will be daytime lane closures. Expect delays. Estimated completion is August 2022.   

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Henderson County
Athens maintenance is scheduled to perform patching operations on various roads throughout the county. A second crew will be blade-laying hot mix on FM 1803 between FM 773 and SH 31 W. Expect lane closures with flaggers controlling traffic. 

Henderson County construction projects updates:

SH 198 Bridge Project 

  • Limits: At the Clear Creek Bridge a mile north of FM 3054 to 0.1 mile north of CR 2830
  • Contractor: Copasa Inc. 
  • Cost: $30.4 million 
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Spring 2024 

The contractor is scheduled to work on the new northbound bridge and roadway elements. Motorists should be prepared for lane closures and delays. The speed limit has been reduced to 50 mph throughout the project. The project consists of the construction of replacing bridges, approaches, grading, structures, asphalt concrete pavement (ACP) base, ACP surface, retaining walls, curb & gutter, MBGF, and pavement markings.

BUS 175 Safety Improvement Project 

  • Limits: From BUS 19 to Grass Median 1 Mi. west of SL 7
  • Contractor: Reynolds & Kay, Inc. 
  • Cost: $700,000 
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2022 

The contractor is scheduled to work on traffic signal supports on BUS 175. Motorists should be prepared for lane closures and delays. The project includes traffic signals, curb ramps and pavement markings.

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Rusk County
Rusk County crews will be performing mill and inlay on FM 2867. Expect lane closures with flaggers and a pilot car controlling traffic.

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Smith County 
Tyler Maintenance will have a base failure crew on FM 15. Flaggers will be controlling traffic. Also, a second crew will be performing ditch maintenance on FM 14 just past Tyler State Park on Monday. Expect lane closures with flaggers controlling traffic. On Wednesday, this crew will move to FM 14 at LP 323 intersection for ditch maintenance. Expect lane closures with flaggers controlling traffic. There will also be a herbicide unit in various locations throughout the county.

Smith County construction projects updates:

US 271 Rehab, Turn Lanes, and Pavement Overlay 

  • Limits: From FM 16 going southwest to I-20
  • Contractor: Madden Contracting Company, LLC
  • Cost: $12.4 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: October 2022

Crews will be performing paving rehab operations on the NB side. The NB outside lane will be permanently closed with signs and channelizing devices for the affected section. Traffic control will be managed by flaggers as needed. The project consists of paving, structures, MBGF, and pavement markings from I-20 north to the Gregg County line. The portion from I-20 to FM 16 also includes turn lanes and pavement rehabilitation.  

SH 155 Resurfacing Project 

  • Limits: From Loop 323 in Tyler, southwest to the Anderson County line
  • Contractor: Madden Contracting Company, LLC
  • Cost: $17 million 
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2022

The contractor is scheduled to continue placing mowstrip and metal beam guard fence, mill and inlay and base repair on the main lanes. Anticipate lane closures while work is in progress. When in progress, hours will be from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., Sunday through Thursday nights. Expect delays. The project will resurface the roadway, upgrade drainage structures, and repair bridge joints.

Sidewalks at various locations in Smith County 

  • Limits: SH 64 in Tyler (Entrada Ln. to Parkdale Dr.); SH 110 in Troup (CR 2138 to FM 347); SH 135 in Troup (FM 13 to Tiger Dr.)
  • Contractor: Highway 19 Construction, LLC
  • Cost: $3.5 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2021

The contractor is scheduled to stripe the intersection of Loop 323 and SH 64 in the coming weeks. Striping will be performed at night with nightly lane closures anticipated. The project is adding sidewalks along SH 64W in Tyler, SH 110W, and SH 135N in Troup.

FM 344, etc., Safety Improvements 

  • Limits: FM 344 – From FM 756 east to SH 110; FM 768 – from Loop 456, S to FM 22
  • Contractor: A R Brothers Construction Services, Inc.
  • Cost: $1.8 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2021

No work is scheduled this week. The project consists of improving drainage, culvert work, and guardrail upgrades.

SH 64 Bridge Maintenance

  • Limits: Prairie Creek
  • Contractor: Highway 19 Construction, LLC
  • Cost: $332,000
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2021

The contractor is awaiting punch list. When work is in progress, hours will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lane closures will be in place when working on the metal beam guard fence and retrofit rail. The project consists of bridge maintenance and repair.

I-20 at Barber Road

  • Limits: Exit and entrance ramps to Barber Road
  • Contractor: Longview Bridge and Road
  • Cost: $1.49 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: May 2022

This project consists of widening on ramps and exit ramps, culverts, drainage upgrades, new metal beam guard fence and bridge rails on the Barber Road overpass, and asphalt overlay.  No work this week on this project.

Tyler State Park Bridge and Resurfacing Project

  • Limits: Park Maintenance Road in Tyler State Park SW to Cedar Point Camping Area Exit
  • Contractor: Encino Landscape
  • Cost: $2.4 Million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2022

No work is scheduled for this project. The project will consist of bridge and pavement resurfacing.

SH 110 & FM 346 Landscape Project 

  • Limits: Various locations on SH 110 & FM 346
  • Contractor: Tight Line Construction, LLC
  • Cost: $157,495
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Spring 2022

The contractor is scheduled to continue forming various landscape development. The project consists of landscape development.

Whittle Street, CR 2110 and CR 289 Bridge Replacement Project 

  • Limits: Whittle Street, CR 2110, CR 289
  • Contractor: THK Construction, LLC
  • Cost: $1.25 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2022

No work is scheduled on Whittle Street at West Mud Creek Tributary. The project replaces the existing bridge with a new structure.

No work is scheduled this week on CR 2110 at Kickapoo Creek. The road is closed to through traffic. The project replaces the existing bridge with a new structure. 

No work is scheduled this week on the CR 289 bridge at Prairie Creek. The road is closed to through traffic. The project replaces the existing bridge with a new structure. The contractor will complete one bridge at a time. Weather permitting, the bridge is scheduled to be completed at the end of May.  

Safety Improvement Project (Van Zandt, Anderson, Smith and Henderson County)

  • Limits: FM 47, etc.
  • Contractor: Highway 19 Construction, LLC.
  • Cost: $4.5 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2022

The contractor is scheduled to continue work on driveways and drainage structures on FM 850 in Smith County. Motorists should be prepared for lane closures and delays. The project includes grading, structure work, guard rail replacement and bridge rail upgrades. 

IH 20 Mill and Inlay

  • Limits: Van Zandt County Line to SH 110
  • Contractor: Texas Materials Group, INC.
  • Cost: $6 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2022

The contractor is scheduled to begin shouldering up pavement edges and placing emulsified asphalt. Nightly lane closures will be in place. Work will be done at night, Sundays from 9 PM to 5 AM and Monday-Thursday 8 PM to 5 AM. Expect delays on this corridor when construction is in progress. Project consists of an overlay with TBPFC surface, ACP surface, planning, shoulder texturing and pavement markings.

SH 135 Bridge Replacements

  • Limits: Mud Creek Bridge & Mud Creek Relief Bridge
  • Contractor: Highway 19 Construction, LLC
  • Cost: $4.2 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2022

No work is scheduled this week. The contractor plans on placing message boards on May 18 to inform the public of the bridge replacement approaching. Construction barricades and signs will be placed the week of May 23. Project is scheduled to begin June 1. Bridges will be closed to through traffic during construction. Project consists of the replacement of the bridge at Mud Creek and Mud Creek Relief. 

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Van Zandt County  
Canton Maintenance will be rehabbing the IH 20 service road at mile marker 519. Expect daytime lane closures with flaggers controlling traffic.

Van Zandt County construction projects updates:

I-20 MBGF Improvements (Van Zandt, Smith, and Gregg counties)

  • Limits: SH 19 in Canton E to MLK Blvd. in Longview
  • Contractor: Sefbo Pipeline Bridge, Inc.
  • Cost: $3.5 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: July 2022

Crews will be addressing punch list items in Van Zandt County (eastbound and westbound). Lane closures will be in effect nightly and will be managed by message boards, channelizing devices and law enforcement officers. Seeding will be performed daily using a mobile operation managed by LEO’s and TMA’s. This project is to construct safety improvements consisting of upgrading metal beam guard fence and mow strip.

SH 19 Super Two Widening & Overlay

  • Limits: SH 243 (Canton) S 13 miles to Henderson County line
  • Contractor: Big Creek Construction, LTD.
  • Cost: $12.1 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: December 2023

Crews will be laying hot mix on the southbound super-two section and extending drainage structures on the northbound side. Traffic control will consist of a southbound lane closure and will be managed by flaggers and a pilot car. The project consists of Super 2 work including grading, base repair, treated subgrade, flex base, OCST, PFC surface, structures, signs and pavement markings.

CR 2918, etc. Bridge Replacements

  • Limits: CR 2918 @ Steve’s Crk & Steve’s Crk Relief; CR 2708 @ Caney Crk; CR 2319 @ Alligator Crk
  • Contractor: East Texas Bridge, Inc.
  • Cost: $1.25 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: June 2022

Crews will be grading and paving at CR 2708 and addressing punch list items on CR 2918. CR 2708 will be closed at the bridge for the remainder of construction. CR 2319 and CR 2918 are open to traffic and in the punch-list phase. Minimal impact to the traveling public is anticipated. The project consists of removing and replacing four bridges. 

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Wood County 
Maintenance crews are scheduled to begin base failure repairs on FM 69 north of FM 515 to the Hopkins County line. Expect lane closures with flaggers and a pilot vehicle controlling traffic. Crews will then begin base failure repairs on FM 515 west of Winnsboro. Expect lane closures with flaggers and a pilot vehicle controlling traffic. 

Wood County construction projects updates:

SH 37 Road Widening and PFC Overlay

  • Limits: Quitman City Limit S 5.34 mi to 1.45 mi N of SL 564 in Mineola
  • Contractor: East Texas Bridge, Inc.
  • Cost: $4.58 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: October 2022

Crews will be installing driveway culverts southbound. Traffic control will consist of daily shoulder closures managed with signs and truck-mounted attenuator. The project consists of base repair, level-up, spray paver, permeable friction course surface, structures, bridge rail, metal beam guard fence, and pavement markings.

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I-20 Total Maintenance Contract

  • Limits: Gregg, Smith and Van Zandt counties
  • Contractor: Firemen Excavation, maintenance activities, follow up action worksheet summary for bridge work repair in Gregg, Smith and Van Zandt Counties.
  • Contractor: Andrews Diversified Industries, litter removal 
  • Debris Removal/Pothole Repair Inside Lanes: Thursday through all counties; Friday after 12 p.m. emergency work only.
  • Debris Removal/Pothole Repair Outside Lanes: Mon., - Wed. in all counties; Friday after 12 p.m. emergency work only. 
  • Debris Removal/Pothole Repair Frontage Roads/Ramps: Friday in all counties
  • Guardrail/Sign Repair: Emergency repairs due to vehicle crashes in all counties
  • Crack Seal: Throughout all three counties this week
  • Bridge Repair Follow-up: All three counties
  • Mowing: Scheduled to begin May 23 in Gregg County. 
  • Litter Removal: Scheduled to begin in Gregg County on IH 20 in April. All three counties beginning in July 2022. Pickup will continue in Gregg County in October 2022.

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