TxDOT

TYLER – TxDOT is planning to conduct the following construction and maintenance work throughout the district during the Weeks of August 12 and 19, 2019. 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.

Summer seal coat operations are ongoing in the Tyler District with work now in Van Zandt, Smith and Anderson counties. Motorists are reminded to slow down and pay attention when traveling through these and all work zones. This schedule is subject to change.

· No weekend or Monday work

· Tues., August 13: FM 47 from Downtown Wills Point to FM 2475; SH 64 from I-20 to US 80 in Wills Point

· Wed., August 14: SH 110 from FM 16 in Van to the Smith County line; then move to SH 110 in Smith County from 1.2 miles northwest of FM 724 to 1.8 miles north of FM 3271

· Thurs., August 15: FM 2495 from FM 317 to BU 31 in Athens

· Fri., August 16: FM 2892 from FM 2495 to the End of State Maintenance

· Sat./Sun., August 17-18: Loop 256 from US 79N to US 79S in Palestine

· Mon., August 19: SH 19 from 3.8 miles south of FM 1615 to the Anderson County line

· Tue./Wed., August 20-21: SH 31 from 0.6 miles east of SH 198 to the Navarro County line

Cherokee County – Jacksonville Maintenance crews plan to perform edge repairs on FM 2064. Rusk crews plan to conduct base repair operations on SH 21 between US 69 and FM 220. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control at both locations.

Cherokee County construction projects updates:

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: Fall 2019

Work is progressing with road construction and sidewalk activities being conducted on the east side of the roadway. 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. There are minimal impacts on traffic. The speed limit has been reduced on the northern end of the project until work is completed.

US 84 Restoration in Rusk

· Limits: From US 69 in Rusk to 0.46 miles east of SH 110

Contractor: Madden Contracting Company, LLC

Cost: $2.7 million

Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2019

No work is scheduled for the week. The project is placing roadway underdrain and repaving the roadway 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 conducting roadway widening activities using daily lane closures and a pilot car. Expect delays on the corridor. 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 mi east of SH 110 to the Mud Creek Relief Bridge

Contractor: Madden Contracting

Company, LLC

Cost: $8.2 million

Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2020

No work is scheduled for the week. When work starts, a work zone speed limit of 60 mph will be in effect. The project will rebuild the roadway pavement and upgrade bridge rails.

FM 343 Drainage Improvements

· Limits: From US 69 to 2.7 miles east of US 69

Contractor: Highway 19 Construction, LLC

Cost: $0.64 million

Anticipated Completion Date: Winter 2019

Drainage improvements are ongoing. The project will upgrade safety features on driveways and roadway cross-culverts.

SH 110, etc.

Limits: Various roadways in Cherokee, Rusk, & Smith counties

Contractor: Striping Technology, LP

Cost: $491,833.83

Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2019

Motorists should expect daytime lane closures and delays as work progresses. The project consists of placing profiled edge line markings on SH 322 in Rusk County and on FM 347 in Cherokee County. Profiled centerline and edge line markings will be placed on SH 110 in Cherokee and Smith counties.