TxDOT Project Updates for the Week of Aug. 8, 2022
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Contact: Jeff Williford

Phone: (903) 510-9267

Date: Aug. 5, 2022


Anderson County
Palestine Maintenance crews will be performing base repair on FM 3328. Expect daytime lane closures with flaggers and a pilot car controlling traffic.

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 final cleanup. 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.

SH 155 Overlay Project 

  • Limits: From 0.14 Mi S of FM 19 (End of Curb and Gutter) to S of FM 315 
  • Contractor: Madden Contracting Company, LLC 
  • Cost: $14.6 million 
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Spring 2023 

The contractor is scheduled to work on driveways and drainage structures on SH 155 in Anderson County. The speed limit is scheduled to be reduced to 60 mph throughout the project limits. Motorists should use caution when traveling through the project and expect lane closures and delays. It consists of OCST, PFC surface, shoulder texturing, edge treatment and pavement markings. 

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Cherokee County
Rusk crews will be operating edge repair on FM 2274 between FM 235 and US 79. They will then move to Loop 142 in the Ponta area between SH 110 and SH 204. Expect daytime lane closures with flaggers controlling traffic. 

Jacksonville crews will be performing ditch maintenance on US 79 in the New Summerfield area. Expect daytime lane closures with flaggers controlling traffic.

Cherokee County construction projects updates:

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. The project adds passing lanes and incorporates 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 replace bridge rail and resume widening. 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.

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

No work is scheduled this week. The bridge is now open to traffic. The project will widen the existing roadway, replace three bridges and incorporate 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. No lane closures are expected. The project will consist of pavement resurfacing.

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 project is currently under time suspension due to migrating birds nesting under the bridges. The project consists of the replacement of the bridge at Mud Creek and Mud Creek Relief. 

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Gregg County 
Longview Maintenance will be working on washout on FM 1844 eastbound, just east of SS 502. Crews will also finish edging work on FM 1650, just west of US 259 N. Both jobs will have lane closures with flaggers controlling traffic.

Also, seal coat operations will take place this week at the following locations:

  • FM 349 – SH 322 (Lake Port) E 2.3 miles to SH 149

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: August 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: October 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.   

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Henderson County
Athens maintenance is scheduled to perform base repairs on FM 3062 between SH 198 and State Maintenance Ends. A second crew is scheduled to edge repair on FM 753 between SH 31 and FM 2494. 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 sidewalks and roadway elements. Motorists should be prepared for lane closures and delays. The project includes traffic signals, curb ramps and pavement markings.

Texas Parks & Wildlife Resurface Project 

  • Limits: From Parking Areas into Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center
  • Contractor: Madden Contracting Company, LLC 
  • Cost: $14.6 million 
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Spring 2023 

The contractor is scheduled to work on the final cleanup of the parking areas in the fishery and intersection with FM 2495 in Henderson County. The project consists of OCST and pavement markings. 

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Rusk County
Henderson crews will seal coat on BU 259 and FM 840. Expect lane closures with flaggers controlling traffic. 

Also, more seal coat operations will take place this week at the following locations:

  • FM 2089 – SH 135 S 2.5 miles to the Smith County line
  • SH 135 – SH 42 W 4.5 miles to the Smith County line
  • SH 149 – Gregg County line S 6.3 miles to the Panola County line

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Smith County 
Tyler Maintenance will have a base failure crew on FM 850, just off of FM 2767. Expect lane closures with flaggers controlling traffic. We will also have a sweeper unit and herbicide unit out in various locations around the county.

Also, seal coat operations will take place this week at the following locations:

  • SH 135 – Rusk County Line W 5.3 miles to Spur 80

Striping Operations:

  • US 271 – IH 20 S 11.0 miles to SH 155
  • SH 64 – CR 220 E 2.9 miles to FM 3226
  • FM 3226 – FM 850 S 2.7 miles to SH 64

Smith County construction projects updates:

Sidewalks at Various Locations in Smith County 

  • Limits: SH 64 in Tyler (Entrada Lane to Parkdale Dr.); SH 110 in Troup (CR 2138 to FM 347); SH 135 in Troup (FM 13 to Tiger Drive)
  • Contractor: Highway 19 Construction, LLC
  • Cost: $3.5 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2022

The contractor is scheduled to complete punch list items. Lane closures are anticipated. The project consists of sidewalk construction along SH 64 west in Tyler, SH 110 west in Troup and SH 135 north 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 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 seal coat. 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.

SH 64 Bridge Maintenance

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

The contractor is scheduled to complete punch list items. Lane closures are anticipated. When work is in progress, hours will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The project consists of bridge maintenance and repair.

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

The contractor is scheduled to continue construction on the bridge and continue cut/fill work throughout the project. The project consists 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

No work is scheduled this week. 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

The contractor is scheduled to begin construction on Whittle Street at West Mud Creek Tributary. The road is closed to through traffic. The project replaces the existing bridge with a new structure.

The contractor is scheduled to continue construction on the CR 2110 bridge 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 open to 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.  

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 2-inch mill and inlay under overpasses. Contractor plans to begin placing PFC throughout the project. 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, planing, shoulder texturing and pavement markings.

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 preparing for paving operations on the northbound rehab area and southbound inside lane. The northbound outside lane will be permanently closed with signs and channelizing devices for the affected section. No lane closures are anticipated southbound. 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.  

IH 20 at Barber Road

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

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. 

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Van Zandt County  
Maintenance crews are scheduled to perform mill and inlay on SH 243, starting at SH 198 to the Kaufman County line. 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: August 2022

Project is in final inspection phase and no work is anticipated. This project is to construct safety improvements consisting of upgrading metal beam guard fence and mow strip.

SH 19 Super Two Widening & Overlay (South of Canton)

  • 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 performing roadway widening operations northbound. Traffic control will consist of a northbound shoulder closure managed by channelizing devices. The project consists of Super 2 work including grading, base repair, treated subgrade, flex base, OCST, PFC surface, structures, signs and pavement markings.

SH 19 Super Two Widening & Overlay (North of US 80)

  • 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 extending drainage structures. Traffic control will consist of a northbound shoulder closure managed by channelizing devices. 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: September 2022

Contractor will be addressing punch list items. CR 2708 will be closed at the bridge for the remainder of construction. 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 perform hot mix overlay on SH 11 east of Winnsboro to the Camp County line. Expect one lane closure with flaggers and a pilot vehicle controlling traffic. Delays are expected.

Also, Striping Operations will take place at the following locations:

  • SH 182 – US 69 (Alba) E 10.3 miles to SH 154
  • FM 2659 – FM 14 E and S 6.2 miles to US 80
  • FM 1911 – FM 2659 E 0.15 miles to the Upshur County line

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: January 2023

Crews will be paving shoulder level-up northbound and southbound. Traffic control will consist of daily shoulder closures managed by flaggers and a pilot car. The project consists of base repair, level-up, spray paver, permeable friction course surface, structures, bridge rail, metal beam guard fence, and pavement markings.

FM 2088, etc. MBGF Improvements in Wood County

  • Limits: 10 locations (FM 2088, FM 17, FM 514 FM 515, FM 2966)
  • Contractor: 3LW Civil, LLC
  • Cost: $2.1 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: August 2023

Crews will be replacing MBGF on FM 2966 at three Lake Fork bridges east of Yantis. Traffic control will consist of daily lane closures managed with flaggers. The project is for bridge maintenance consisting of MBGF and bridge retrofit rail.

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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.
  • Contractor: Texana began frontage road base repairs in Van Zandt on Monday, July 18. 
  • 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
  • Bridge Repair Follow-up: All three counties
  • Mowing: Completed mowing in Van Zandt, Smith and Gregg Counties.
  • 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.
  • Tree Removal: Working in Gregg, Smith and Van Zandt Counties. Right-of-way pickup.

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