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.

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