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CHEROKEE COUNTY – Jacksonville and Rusk Maintenance crews, along with Special Jobs crews, plan to perform mill and inlay operations on SH 135 between US 69 and Troup. Expect lane closures with flaggers and a pilot car providing traffic control.

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

The contractor is prepping the right-of-way (ROW) and making drainage improvements. Expect daily lane closures. The project is adding passing lanes and incorporates safety upgrades.

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 apply striping and conduct project cleanup. Daily lane closures will be utilized during striping operations. 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 69 Sidewalks in Jacksonville

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 for the week. The project is constructing sidewalks along US 69 in Jacksonville.

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

Guardrail upgrades and paving operations are being conducted. Daily lane closures will be used where needed. Expect delays on this corridor when construction is in progress. The speed limit of 60 mph in this work zone. 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

A traffic shift will be conducted as the contractor performs paving operations and moves the concrete traffic barrier. Expect daily lane closures and delays. 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.

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