TXDOT announces road improvements

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TxDOT

The Texas Department of Transportation, TXDOT, announced road improvements that will be made to area roads and highways over the next several months. Here is a breakdown of each of the improvements, according to TXDOT:

GUARD RAILS TO BE REPLACED IN BOWIE, CASS, AND MORRIS COUNTIES

“We will be replacing and upgrading the bridge railing and guard rails along US 82 in Bowie County, FM 125 in Cass County and FM 250 in Cass and Morris Counties,” said Paul Wong, Area Engineer for the TxDOT office in Texarkana.

East Texas Bridge of Longview was awarded the contract for the construction project with a bid of $1.4 million.

Work on the project should begin in January of next year and take about nine months to complete, Wong said.

 

U.S.-59 IN HARRISON COUNTY TO BE RESURFACED

“We will be resurfacing a 3.1-mile section of the highway from Marion County Line to FM 1997,” said Ray Brady, area engineer for TxDOT in Marshall.  “The old pavement will be removed, the base materials strengthened and then the entire roadway will be repaved.”

Madden Construction Company of Minden, La., was awarded the contract for the construction project with a bid of $13.7 million.

Work on the project should begin in March of next year and take about nine months to complete, Brady said.

 

NORTHEAST TEXAS HIGHWAYS TO BE RESURFACED

The Texas Transportation Commission approved a bid of $7.3 million from Missouri Petroleum Products Company of Mountain View, MO to seal coat highways in eight counties located within the Atlanta District.

“Seal coating a highway involves placing a layer of hot asphalt over the old pavement and then covering it with crushed stone,” said Mike Anderson, District Engineer in Atlanta.  “This is a relatively inexpensive process that makes the roadway surface watertight, improves skid resistance and preserves the pavement structure.”

In an effort to help keep used tires off Texas landscapes, the district is requiring the asphalt used to be mixed with “crumb rubber” made from grinding up old tires.

“Using crumb rubber in our asphalt has proved to be an excellent process for seal coating our highways.  The rock is less likely to pull loose, there are fewer occurrences of the asphalt bleeding through the rock and it can be used on a wider variety of surfaces,” Anderson said.

The following highways are scheduled to be resurfaced during the summer of 2020:

 

COUNTY

 

HIGHWAY

 

LIMITS

 

MILES

 

Bowie

 

FM 2149

 

From: SH 8

To: US 67

 

9.3

 

Bowie

 

FM 3098

 

From: US 67

To: FM 2149

 

6.7

 

Camp

 

FM 1521

 

From: FM 1520

To: SH 11

 

2.9

 

Cass

 

FM 249

 

From: 0.3 mile east of FM 785

To: FM 3129

 

5.6

 

Cass

 

FM 2791

 

From: SH 77

To: US 59

 

10.3

 

Harrison

 

FM 2208

 

From: Marion County Line

To: FM 450

 

6.7

 

Harrison

 

SH 43

 

From: I-20

To: Panola County Line

 

8.5

 

Harrison

 

FM 31

 

From: US 59

To: I-20

 

4.1

 

Harrison

 

FM 31

 

From: FM 2625

To: 0.4 mile north of FM 451

 

5.8

 

Harrison

 

FM 2625

 

From: SH 43

To: US 59

 

5.5

 

Morris

 

FM 144

 

From: Loop 284

To: SH 11

 

12.8

 

Panola

 

US 59

 

From: 0.3 mile south of FM 2517

To: 0.4 mile north of FM 999

 

3.5

 

Panola

 

SH 43

 

From: Harrison County Line

To: FM 959

 

0.8

 

Panola

 

US 79

 

From: FM 31

To: 0.2 mile south of Mill Creek

 

3.2

 

Panola

 

SH 149

 

From: FM 124

To: FM 959

 

1.0

 

Panola

 

FM 699

 

From: Bus 79

To: FM 2517

 

6.9

 

Panola

 

FM 10

 

From: Bus 79

To: FM 2517

 

3.7

 

Titus

 

FM 1001

 

From: US 67

To: FM 1993

 

3.4

 

Titus

 

FM 21

 

From: Franklin County Line

To: Camp County Line

 

3.3

 

Titus

 

FM 1402

 

From: FM 71

To: I-30

 

12.0

 

Titus

 

FM 1734

 

From: US 67

To: US 271

 

8.4

 

Upshur

 

SH 154

 

From: US 259

To: Marion County Line

 

3.3

 

Upshur

 

FM 852

 

From: FM 2088

To: FM 1002

 

4.0

 

Upshur

 

FM 1002

 

From: FM 852

To: SH 154

 

2.0

 

Upshur

 

FM 593

 

From: US 271

To: FM 2796

 

7.0

 

Upshur

 

FM 2796

 

From: FM 593

To: FM 557

 

5.7

 

Upshur

 

FM 1845

 

From: FM 726

To: Gregg County Line

 

3.4