TxDOT

Note: All TxDOT offices will be closed Monday, November 11, in observance of Veterans Day. Normal business hours resume at 8 a.m. Tuesday.

TYLER – TxDOT is planning to conduct the following construction and maintenance work throughout the district during the Week of November 11, 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.

Jacksonville/Rusk Maintenance crews plan to perform edge repairs at the following locations: FM 2064 east of SH 135; US 69 between FM 343 and FM 241; SH 204 between SH 110 and FM 235; and on FM 768 between Loop 456 and US 84. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control at each location.

Cherokee County

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

The contractor is scheduled to continue placing the final pavement surface starting on the east side of the roadway. Once the east side is complete, traffic will be moved to the new surface for the start of work on the west 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 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 roadway widening operations. Expect delays on the corridor. A 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. A work zone speed limit of 60 mph is in effect. 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: Winter 2019

The contractor is scheduled to continue drainage improvements on FM 1861. Daily lane closures will be required in some locations. The project will upgrade safety features on driveways and roadway cross-culverts.

Smith County

SH 31 Front Street Surfacing Project

Limits: From W. Loop 323 to Broadway Ave.

Contractor: Drewery Construction Co., Inc.

Cost: $3.6 million

Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2019

No work is scheduled for the week. The project consists of a 4” pavement mill and inlay using night-time lane closures.

Spur 248 Widening Project

Limits: From 1.75 miles west of FM 848/Old Omen Road going east to SH 64 southeast of Tyler

Contractor: Lonestar Equipment Company, Inc.

Cost: $8.6 million

Anticipated Completion Date: Spring 2020

The contractor is scheduled to perform pavement sealing operations and striping using daily lane closures. The project is widening Spur 248 from two lanes to a four-lane divided roadway with a flush median.

Turn Lanes Project

Limits: Various locations throughout Tyler

Contractor: Lonestar Equipment Company, Inc.

Cost: $2.4 million

Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2019

Cleanup activities continue on this project to remove the existing medians to extend the turn lanes and add right turn lanes to various intersections in Tyler. Work locations include US 69 at Cumberland Rd., Independence Pl., Rice Rd., South Town Dr., and South Donnybrook Ave., and Grande Blvd. at Old Jacksonville Highway.

FM 346 Bridge Replacement Project

Limits: From FM 346 at Prairie Creek, south of Lake Tyler

Contractor: Stateline Construction, LLC

Cost: $2 million

Anticipated Completion Date: Winter 2019

The contractor will continue roadway construction. The work zone speed limit is 45 mph for this project that’s replacing the existing bridge with a wider structure.

I-20 Ramp Improvement Project

Limits: From US 69 to Jim Hogg Road

Contractor: Longview Bridge and Road, Ltd.

Cost: $14.8 million

Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2021

The contractor will continue retaining wall and frontage road construction. The westbound entrance ramp at Jim Hogg Road will be closed November 14-22. The project consists of ramp improvements and construction of frontage roads.

FM 2661 Widening Project

Limits: From SH 31 to SH 64

Contractor: Longview Bridge & Road, Ltd.

Cost: $2.8 million

Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2019

No work is scheduled for the week. The work zone speed limit is 50 mph. The project is widening the existing road and making drainage improvements.

US 69 Overpass at FM 346

Limits: At FM 346

Contractor: Longview Bridge & Road, Ltd.

Cost: $16.7 million

Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2020

The contractor is scheduled to begin bridge construction. A work zone speed limit of 60 mph is in effect for the project on US 69. The project is building a new US 69 Bridge over FM 346.

FM 2493 Widening Project

Limits: From FM 2813 in Gresham south to FM 346 in Flint

Contractor: Highway 19 Construction, LLC

Cost: $14.5 million

Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2021

The contractor continues to conduct roadway construction and drainage work. Lane closures will be implemented as necessary. The work zone speed limit is 45 mph. The project will widen FM 2493 from two lanes to a four-lane divided roadway with a flush median.

CR 1113 & CR 2171 Bridge Replacement Project

Limits: CR 1113 at Butler Creek and CR 2171 at Blackhawk Creek

Contractor: East Texas Bridge, Inc.

Cost: $719,000.00

Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2019

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