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TXDOT PROJECT UPDATES FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 24, 2017

 

July 21, 2017

 

TYLER – Here's a look at work planned in the district during the Week of July 24, 2017. These schedules are subject to changedue to weather conditions, equipment failure or other unforeseen issues. Slow down and pay attention when traveling through work zones.

 

Night work is slated to start Wednesday for a new US 271 project in Tyler. The project consists of repairing the base in the mainlanes, conducting work on the side streets, applying a new surface, and striping. This work will have major impacts on traffic flow. Work will be conducted from 7:30 p.m. to 6 a.m., Sunday through Thursday nights. Expect lane closures and delays during this work. Get additional project information in the Smith County section of this release.

 

The resurfacing of SH 64 continues from Loop 323 to just west of the Tyler Pounds Airport with seal coat operations. Expect lane closures and delays. Motorists are urged to avoid the area if at all possible during this work. Flaggers will provide traffic control. More project information is available in the Smith County section of this news release.

 

Milling operations resume Monday on the SH 31E overlay project between Loop 323 and FM 850 in Tyler. Work will be conducted in the westbound lanes. Motorists should allow extra time to reach their destinations. More project information is available in the Smith County section of this release.

 

Anderson County Palestine Maintenance and the Special Jobs Crew will conduct seal coat operations on FM 323 between SH 294 and FM 1817. This will be followed by the same work being done on FM 2022 between SH 294 and FM 1817. Expect lane closures with traffic control provided by flaggers and a pilot car.

 

Anderson County construction projects updates:

 

US 79 New Lane Construction Project

  • Limits: From 1.6 miles southwest of Loop 256 in Palestine south to the Trinity River

  • Contractor: Longview Bridge and Road, Ltd., of Longview

  • Cost: $42.7 million

  • Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2017

Work continues in the existing northbound lanes with hot mix level up to be followed by surface mix. Motorists are urged to watch for trucks entering and exiting the traffic flow. Other ongoing work includes: concrete paving operations in the new northbound lanes between FM 645 and CR 2205, and work on the new FM 645 Overpass. The project is expanding a 5.3 mile section of US 79 from two lanes to a four-lane divided highway with a continuous left turn lane and a depressed median.

 

SH 19 Widening Project

  • Limits: From 3.6 miles N of FM 837 (Henderson Co. line) south to .4 mile N of FM 321 at Montalba

  • Contractor: Big Creek Construction of Hewitt

  • Cost: $12.5 million

  • Anticipated Completion Date: Winter 2017

Work continues to widen the northbound lanes by adding shoulders and passing lanes. The posted speed limit is 55 mph. Expect delays and multiple lane closures with flaggers and a pilot car providing traffic control.

 

Off-System Bridge Replacement Project

  • Limits: County Road (CR) 2133 at Mack Creek between US 79 and FM 1990

  • Contractor: Fritcher Construction Services of Tyler

  • Cost: $499,832.22

  • Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2017

The road is closed and traffic is detoured for construction of a new bridge at Mack Creek on CR 2133. Work continues with dirt work, hot mix asphalt, and metal beam guard fence scheduled over the next couple of weeks. The bridge should be open to traffic by the mid-August, weather permitting.

 

Off-System Bridge Replacement Project

  • Limits: County Road 458 at Beaver Creek and County Road 2418 at Otter Creek

  • Contractor: Longview Bridge and Road Ltd. Of Longview

  • Anticipated Completion Date: Winter 2017

County Road (CR) 458 is closed and construction is ongoing to build the new bridge. Only local traffic has access between Beaver Creek and CR 459 and from Beaver Creek to FM 2330.

 

Cherokee County Jacksonville and Rusk Maintenance crews plan to perform edge repairs and ditch maintenance on various roadways around the county. Lane closures are possible with flaggers providing traffic control.

 

Cherokee County construction projects updates:

 

US 69 Widening through Wells

  • Limits: From 2 miles north of FM 1247 in Wells, south to 0.9 mile south of FM 1247

  • Contractor: Longview Bridge and Road, Ltd., of Longview

  • Cost: $17.6 million

  • Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2018

Work to build a detour and install culverts is ongoing on this project to widen US 69 through Wells from two lanes to four lanes with new curb and gutter and a two-way left turn lane through town. The speed limit has been reduced on the northern end of the project and will remain in effect until construction is complete.

 

US 79 Repairs and Resurfacing Project

  • Limits: From SH 204 to Mud Creek

  • Contractor: Reynolds & Kay

  • Cost: $5.7 million

  • Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2017

The final surface has been applied. The contractor will continue backfilling pavement operations. Installation of hot mix driveways will begin soon. Expect daily lane closures for the duration of the project when construction equipment is near the travel lanes. The speed limit is reduced throughout the project limits.

 

FM 22 Safety Treatment Project

  • Limits: From 1.5 MI W of FM 768, E to SH 110

  • Contractor: Highway 19 Construction

  • Cost: $1 million

  • Anticipated completion date: Fall 2017

Drainage work continues on this project to treat fixed objects for safety. Expect lane closures.

 

Gregg County Longview Maintenance plans to conduct culvert maintenance on FM 1844 between Spur 502 and SH 300. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control.

 

Gregg County construction projects updates:

 

US 80 Widening in Gladewater

  • Limits: Loop 485 to Locker Plant Road.

  • Contractor: Longview Bridge and Road

  • Cost: $3.538 million

  • Anticipated Completion Date: Spring 2018

Storm sewer work continues on the south side of the roadway with traffic reduced to one lane for Phase I construction. The project consists of widening US 80 to four through lanes with a left turn lane from Loop 485 to Locker Plant Road. Work includes earthwork, base and surface work, storm sewer, concrete curb and gutter, safety improvements, and upgrading signage and pavement markings. Motorists can expect delays and lane closures during this work.

 

Loop 281 at FM 1845/Pine Tree Road

  • Limits: From US 80 to Shofner Drive

  • Contractor: Longview Bridge and Road, Ltd., of Longview.

  • Cost: $4.54 million

  • Anticipated Completion Date: January 2018

The roadway is down to one lane in all directions with traffic now in its Phase II configuration. Work is being conducted in multiple traffic phases that could require overnight lane closures. Motorists should use other routes to avoid delays. The project includes widening the roadway, installing storm drain, grading and base work, curb and gutter, raised medians, surface, signs and pavement markings.

 

Loop 281 at FM 2087 Overpass

  • Limits: From SH 31 to approximately one mile south of SH 31

  • Contractor: Longview Bridge and Road, Ltd., of Longview.

  • Cost: $13.2 million

  • Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2017

The contractor is conducting closeout activities on this project to build a new overpass over the railroad crossing.

 

FM 2087 over Sabine River

  • Limits: From 500 feet north of bridge to 500 feet south of bridge

  • Contractor: Longview Bridge and Road, Ltd., of Longview.

  • Cost: $3.7 million

  • Anticipated Completion Date: Late Summer 2017

Work on the new bridge railing is ongoing. Alternate routes have been established to move traffic around FM 2087 at the Sabine River which is closed until late summer 2017 for construction of a new bridge. Local traffic is allowed to approach from the north or the south but is not allowed to cross the river. Motorists can take SH 31 from I-20 to Loop 281 or SH 322/SH 149 from I-20 to Loop 281. The project includes the construction of a new bridge and approaches, grading, asphalt concrete pavement base and surface, metal beam guard fence and pavement markings.

 

FM 2275 George Richey Extension (Segment I)

  • Limits: From McCann Road west to SH 300 (Gilmer Road)

  • Contractor: East Texas Bridge, Inc.

  • Cost: $12.4 million

  • Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2017

The contractor is hauling embankment, laying storm drains and building the new bridge. The project includes constructing two bridges and a four-lane roadway with center left turn lanes from McCann Road to SH 300/Gilmer Road. The job includes applying a hot mix asphalt surface, curb and gutter as well as sidewalk.

 

Henderson County Athens Maintenance plans to lay hot mix on FM 2613 from FM 85 to the county line. Additionally, base repair work will be conducted on FM 316 from US 175 to FM 1861. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control.

 

Henderson County construction projects updates:

 

SH 19 Widening Project (New Project)

  • Limits: FM 1615 South to 0.3 mile south of Coon Creek

  • Contractor: A.L. Helmcamp

  • Cost: $ 4.95 million

  • Anticipated Completion Date: March 2019

The contractor is anticipating setting barricades the week of July 31 and beginning work on August 8.

The project consists of adding 10 foot shoulders on both the northbound and southbound travel lanes.

 

US 175 Widening Project (Phase I)

  • Limits: From 0.1 mile SE of FM 804 near Baxter SE to 1.1 miles E of Loop 60E at LaRue

  • Contractor: A.L. Helmcamp, Inc. and Big Creek Construction

  • Cost: $39.2 million

  • Anticipated Completion Date: November 2018

With the traffic switch complete and traffic moved temporarily to the newly constructed lanes on the south side of the roadway, the contractor is set to rework the old lanes. Work starts with the widening of structures along the roadway. Caution is advised as traffic acclimates to the changes. Traffic will remain in its new configuration until work on the existing roadway is completed, approximately one year, weather permitting. The speed limit is 55 mph on this project to expand US 175 from two lanes to a four-lane divided highway with a depressed median.

 

US 175 Widening Project (Phase II)

  • Limits: From 1.1 miles E of Loop 60B at LaRue to 0.85 mile E of FM 315 at Poynor

  • Contractor: Sundt Construction, Inc., of San Antonio

  • Cost: $37.8 million

  • Anticipated Completion Date: Late Summer 2017

The permanent westbound travel lanes are under construction with the contractor extending concrete structures and conducting dirt work as phase two construction progresses. As part of the new highway construction, a short stretch of CR 4401 was permanently closed from the intersection of US 175’s new eastbound lanes to the new right of way. The rest of CR 4401 is open with access from CR 4354/Camp Road.

 

This Phase II project will expand US 175 from two lanes to a four-lane divided with a depressed median. Drivers should anticipate two-way traffic throughout the project limits which stretch 4.7 miles ending just east of FM 315 in Poynor. The speed limit has been set at 55 mph. A portion of this phase is being built on new location around the south side of Poynor. This, like Phase I, is a mobility project to add capacity and improve safety, and includes adding one lane in each direction.

US 175 Widening Project (Phase III)

  • Limits: From 0.85 mile E of FM 315 in Poynor SE to .5 mile NW of SH 155 at Frankston

  • Contractor: A.L. Helmcamp, Inc.

  • Cost: $27.6 million

  • Anticipated Completion Date: Spring 2019

The contractor is installing drainage box culverts and maintaining storm water control measures throughout the project limits. Earth and culvert wing wall work, and flex-base operations are ongoing. Lane closures are possible on this project that’s expanding US 175 from two lanes to a four-lane divided highway with a depressed median.

FM 315/FM 1616 Widening Project

  • Limits: From FM 314S to CS End at County Road 4325, 4224, etc.

  • Contractor: Big Creek Construction, LTD, of Hewitt, Texas

  • Cost: $3.07 million

  • Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2017

Work on closeout activities continues on this project.

Rusk County – Henderson Maintenance plans to perform edge maintenance on FM 2276 from FM 850 the Gregg County line. Expect lane closures with flaggers and a pilot car providing traffic control. 

Rusk County construction projects updates:

US 79 South Widening Project

  • Limits: From Loop 571 in Henderson going southwest for 3.0 miles to FM 839

  • Contractor: Drewery Construction Co., Inc.

  • Cost:  $6.7 million

  • Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2017

Striping and shoulder embankment work are ongoing. Expect lane closures and brief delays with flaggers and a pilot car providing traffic control.A reduced speed limit of 60 mph is implemented and is being enforced by DPS. The project includes widening the existing pavement and adding a center left turn lane resulting in a new asphalt surface when the job is completed.

SH 43 Overlay Project

  • Limits: From US 79 (at the Star) to 9.9 miles toward Tatum at CR 2136

  • Contractor: Madden Contracting Company, LLC

  • Cost:  $4.6 million

  • Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2017

Hot mix asphalt operations are ongoing. Expect alternating lane closures and delays with flaggers and a pilot car providing traffic control. The project includes applying an asphalt overlay, base repairs, applying new striping, and installing new metal beam guard fence.

ADA Ramp Installations

  • Limits: In Overton - SH 135 from SH 323 to McKay St; FM 850 from Rusk St. to Neal St.

  • Limits: In Henderson - Business 64/Marshall Ave. from Van Buren St. to Redbud St.; Business 79/Main St. from College St. to Oak Street; FM 13/West Main St. from Standish St. to Jackson St.

  • Contractor: Ti-Zack Concrete, Inc., of Minnesota

  • Cost: $1.4 million

  • Anticipated Completion Date: Late Summer 2017

Work to construct ADA curb ramps on continues this week on Business 79 in Henderson. Work is planned for locations around Rusk County including Business 79 in Henderson where the next work is scheduled. The project limits are basically the downtown areas of Henderson and Overton. Expect outside lane closures in alternating directions as the work progresses. Delays are possible. Work includes removing the existing and building new ramps, sidewalks, hand rails and curb and gutter.

Smith County – Tyler Maintenance crews plan to split up with one conducting base repairs at US 69 and Loop 323 and the other repairing edges on FM 346 between Whitehouse and Troup. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control at both locations.

Smith County construction projects updates:

US 271 Mill and Inlay Project (New Project)

  • Limits: From 0.4 miles south of Spur 147/Oakwood St., south to SH 64/Fifth St. in Tyler

  • Contractor: Clark Construction of Texas, Inc. from San Antonio

  • Cost: $2.1 million

  • Anticipated completion date: Fall 2017

This new night time construction project is set to begin at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 26. Message boards have been installed along the project limits to notify the traveling public about the project. The contract consists of base repairs, planing, applying a hot mix surface and striping. Work will be conducted between 7:30 p.m. and 6 a.m. Alternate routes are suggested to avoid lane closures and delays during work hours.

FM 344 Culvert Replacement Project

  • Limits: At Bell Branch Creek (approximately 1 mile west of SH 110)

  • Contractor: Red Baron Building Company, LLC

  • Cost: $348,000

  • Anticipated completion date: Summer 2017

Culvert work is complete and FM 344 at Bell Branch Creek near Whitehouse opened to traffic on Friday. Additional work is to be conducted with minimal impact to traffic. The job also includes restoring the pavement.

FM 1253 Widening Project

  • Limits: From County Road 462 S, 1.3 miles N of FM 857 S to FM 1805; FM 1804 from the Wood County line to US 69; FM 2015 from CR 313 to FM 16

  • Contractor: Longview Bridge and Road, Ltd., of Longview

  • Cost: $7.5 million

  • Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2017

The contractor expects to complete seal coat applications on FM 1253 and FM 2015. Expect lane closures as work continues to widen, seal and resurface the roads.

SH 31E Widening Project

  • Limits: From FM 757 to FM 2012

  • Contractor: Reynolds & Kay, LTD

  • Cost: $7.8 million

  • Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2017

No work is currently scheduled to occur. When work resumes, the contractor will be applying the Porous Friction Course (PFC) surface which will cause delays for drivers. The speed limit during work hours is 60 mph.

SH 31E Overlay Project

  • Limits: From Loop 323 to FM 850

  • Contractor: Reynolds & Kay, LTD

  • Cost: $1.8 million

  • Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2017

Milling operations continue in the westbound lanes. Message boards are in place to notify the traveling public of the work. This project is expected to begin soon to place a one course surface treatment and a new Porous Friction Course (PFC) surface on the roadway.

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: Summer 2018

Work continues on the eastbound lanes including storm drain, flex-base and cement treating. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control. The speed limit is 55 mph during construction to widen Spur 248 from two lanes to a four-lane divided roadway with flush median.

SH 64 Resurfacing Project

  • Limits: From Loop 323 to 0.7 mile west of FM 724

  • Contractor: IOC Company of Edinberg, TX

  • Cost: $1.7 million

  • Anticipated completion date: Summer 2017

Seal coat operations continue this week. Work will be conducted in the eastbound lanes moving toward Tyler. The contract is placing a new Porous Friction Course (PFC) surface on the roadway from Loop 323 to just past Tyler Pounds Airport. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control. 

SH 155 Resurfacing Project

  • Limits: From 2.0 miles south of US 80 (Upshur C/L), south to I-20

  • Contractor: Madden Contracting Company, LLC

  • Cost: $9.3 million

  • Anticipated completion date: Summer of 2017

The contractor expects to begin paving operations on Thursday. The project is repairing the existing pavement structure and placing a new Porous Friction Course (PFC) surface.

I-20 Resurfacing Project

  • Limits: From US 69 to FM 14 WB only

  • Contractor: Clark Construction

  • Cost: $2.9 million

  • Anticipated completion date: Summer 2017

No work is scheduled on this project to place a new Porous Friction Course (PFC) surface in the westbound lanes and install updates to the metal beam guard fence along this stretch of I-20.

Turn Lanes Project

  • Limits: Various locations throughout Tyler

  • Contractor: Lonestar Equipment Company, Inc.

  • Cost: $2.4 million

  • Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2018

Work continues on Loop 323 between Old Bullard Road and Donnybrook Avenue on this project to add right turn lanes to various intersections in Tyler. The contractor is removing portions of the existing medians to make upgrades to the existing turn lanes. Work will be conducted on US 69, Cumberland Road, Independence, South Donnybrook, Rice, South Town and wrap up at Grande and FM 2493. Expect lane closures and delays during this work with flaggers providing traffic control.

Van Zandt County – Canton Maintenance continues overlay operations on SH 198 from the Kaufman County line moving toward Canton. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control.

Van Zandt County construction projects updates:

I-20 Westbound Exit Relocation Project

  • Limits: From FM 314 WB Exit Ramp and Frontage Road

  • Contractor: Longview Bridge and Road, Ltd., of Longview

  • Cost: $4.6 million

  • Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2017

No work will be conducted this week.

Phase I of the project includes reconstructing the frontage road and building a new exit ramp 1.13 miles east of FM 314. This requires closing a portion of the frontage road for several months from approximately 500 feet east of the current exit ramp to about 3,250 feet eastward. The existing ramp and frontage road from the ramp west to FM 314 will remain open during this phase of work. Phase II will consist of constructing a detour from the FM 314 intersection eastward for about 2,000 feet, and completing the frontage road west to the intersection.

FM 314 Widening Project

  • Limits: From I-20 to the Van Zandt/Henderson County line

  • Contractor: A.L. Helmcamp, Inc., of Buffalo

  • Cost: $11.9 million

  • Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2018

Structure work will continue at Horsley Creek. Cement treating will take place on the next section of roadway. Expect delays with flaggers and a pilot vehicle controlling traffic.

FM 1256 Widening Project

  • Limits: From FM 316 eastward to SH 19

  • Contractor: Longview Bridge and Road, Ltd., of Longview

  • Cost: $5.8 million

  • Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2018

Structure work will take place four (4) miles east of FM 316. Flex base processing will continue. Expect delays with flaggers and a pilot vehicle controlling traffic on this project to widen almost eight miles of the roadway.

FM 1861 Project

  • Limits: From SH 19 to FM 2339

  • Contractor: A.L. Helmcamp, of Buffalo, TX

  • Cost: $2.44 million

  • Anticipated Completion Date: September 2017

Structure and driveway work will continue in the area one (1) mile east of SH 19. The contractor also plans to begin remixing operations of the subgrade. Expect delays with flaggers and a pilot vehicle controlling traffic.

County Roads Bridge Replacement Projects

  • Limits: CR 3105 at Crooked Creek, CR 3809 at Negro Creek, CR 4404 at Cream Level Creek, and CR 2908 at Purtis Creek

  • Contractor: Stateline Construction, LLC.

  • Cost: $1.4 million

  • Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2017

All roadways are open to thru traffic as the contractor continues final cleanup activities.

Wood County – Mineola Maintenance plans to perform ditch maintenance on US 69 and edge work on FM 2869. Expect lane closures in both work zones with flaggers providing traffic control.   

Wood County construction projects updates:

SH 182, etc., Safety Treating Project

  • Limits:Various Roads - Current work on FM 2869 from FM 2088 south 8.12 miles to FM 49

  • Contractor: Highway 19 Construction, LLC.

  • Cost: $1.2 million

  • Anticipated Completion Date: July 2017 for FM 2869; February 2018 for all work

Driveway work is ongoing on FM 2869. Mowing operations start on FM 49 leading to the start of work at between FM 14 and FM 778. No traffic delays are anticipated.

I-20 Total Maintenance Contract  

Ramps Project

The contractor is now working in Van Zandt County and plans to relocate the high mast lighting before continuing detour work. No traffic impacts are expected on I-20. Minor delays are possible on the service road. This project consists of conducting various work on I-20 entrance and exit ramps as well as some mainlane locations in Gregg, Smith and Van Zandt counties.

Routine Maintenance                    

  • Limits:Gregg, Smith and Van Zandt counties

  • Contractor:Fireman Excavating

Routine maintenance activities are ongoing on I-20 with moving operations throughout the week:

  • Debris Removal: Monday from the inside lane through all three counties

  • Debris Removal: Tuesday from the outside lane through all three counties

  • Mowing: Continues in Smith County

  • Sign Maintenance: Thursday and Friday through all three counties

No lane closures are planned but that is subject to change.