TXDOT to add safety features to 6 area highways

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ATLANTA, Texas — The Texas Department of Transportation announced they will add safety features to six sections of area highways in Northeast Texas over the next couple of years.

The plans were approved by TXDOT in June. The project will start in August and take around two years to complete.

“This project is designed to reduce the severity of traffic incidents where vehicles leave the roadway,” said Paul Wong, Area Engineer for TXDOT in Texarkana. “We are looking at installing additional safety features on driveway culverts and drainage structures along several sections of highways in Bowie, Morris and Titus Counties.”

The winning bid was $1.5 million and went to H X Farms, Inc. in Hallsville, Texas.

Here is a list of the highways scheduled to have their drainage safety improvements:

County Highway Limits
Bowie FM 2735 From: US 82

To: US 259

Bowie FM 44 From: US 259

To: FM 561

Morris FM 71 From: Titus County Line

To: US 259

Titus FM 1000 From: US 67

To: SH 49

Titus FM 1001 From: FM 1993

To: US 67

Titus FM 71 From: Franklin County Line

To: Morris County Line