Friday, October 17, 2014

TxDOT-Tyler District: Project Updates for the Week of October 20, 2014

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Below and attached is the Tyler District’s Projects Update for work scheduled for next week. Thanks!

 

News

Texas Department of Transportation

Tyler District

For immediate release: Friday, October 17, 2014

 

UNDATED - Here's a quick look at work planned in the Tyler District during the Week of October 20, 2014:

 

 

TxDOT plans work in Anderson County

ANDERSON COUNTY, Texas – Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) maintenance crews in Palestine will be conducting ditch work on various roadways throughout Anderson County this week as well as cutting high shoulders on the northern end of the county. Motorists are reminded to slow down and pay attention in the work zones.

 

TxDOT plans work in Cherokee County

CHEROKEE COUNTY, Texas – Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) maintenance crews in Jacksonville and Rusk are finishing up the overlay on FM 747 N from three miles north of U.S. 79 to the End of Maintenance Sign. Watch for flaggers and signage to help navigate through the work zone. The work is expected to take six to seven days to complete, weather permitting.

 

TxDOT plans work in Gregg County

GREGG COUNTY, Texas – The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has several construction projects under way in Gregg County this week. Here’s an overview:

 

FM 2275 George Richey Extension (Segments II & III)

•             Limits: McCann Road to U.S. 259

•             Contractor: East Texas Bridge, Inc.

The clearing between Judson Road and Airline Road continues. Excavation, embankment, bridge construction and storm drain work are ongoing between McCann Road and Judson Road. This is new location construction work and is not expected to impact traffic.

 

FM 2208 (Alpine Road) at Smelley Road

•             Limits: From North Loop 281 to FM 2879

•             Contractor: Longview Bridge and Road, Ltd.

Intersection improvements began last month and are progressing on schedule. The traveling public should expect delays during this project to widen the roadway. A hot mix surface is expected to be applied within the next week or so. The job includes installing a turn lane and upgrading the flashing yellow lights to a full traffic signal. TxDOT encourages motorists to use alternate routes when possible.

 

Loop 281 at FM 2087 Overpass

•             Limits: SH 31 to approximately 1 mile south of SH 31

•             Contractor: Longview Bridge and Road, Ltd.

This project is in Phase III of construction with traffic moved off the existing Loop onto the detours. The contractor is in the process of constructing a temporary retaining wall, the bridge headers and storm drain. Traffic can expect some delays during the peak evening hours. Caution advised during travel through this work zone.

 

 

SH 42

•             Limits: From SH 31 north to I-20

•             Contractor: Reynolds & Kay, Ltd.

Current work includes constructing curb and gutter and forming and pouring concrete driveways. Drivers can expect minimal impacts at this time. The project includes constructing a turn lane at Hillcrest Road, and guardrail work. As the project continues motorists can expect to see nighttime operations being implemented. Slow down and pay attention when traveling through work zones.

 

 

Spinks-Chapman County Road

•             Limits: At the Rabbit Creek Bridge just east of Meadows Lane

•             Contractor: Massana Construction, Inc.

Construction of the bridge continues on Spinks Chapman Road southwest of the I-20 and SH 31 interchange near Kilgore. Spinks-Chapman Road is closed to through traffic between Meadows Lane and Norris Road while the bridge is under construction. Work this week includes constructing the roadway leading up to the bridge. Motorists must use alternative routes to reach their destinations.

 

TxDOT plans work in Henderson County

HENDERSON COUNTY, Texas – Texas Department of Transportation maintenance crews in Athens will begin placing a new overlay on FM 1667 starting Monday and running through the week. The work includes using heavy equipment. Slow down, use caution and expect lane closures with flaggers handling traffic control when traveling through the work zone.

 

Elsewhere, the widening project on FM 317 from FM 607 to FM 314 continues. Lane closures can be expected on this job.

 

TxDOT plans construction work in Rusk County

RUSK COUNTY, Texas – The SH 64 construction project in Henderson continues with no impacts on traffic. The project, which runs from 0.173 miles west of Business 64E (N. Marshall St.) east to 0.2 miles west of U.S. 79 (The Traffic Star), consists of widening the existing two-lane roadway and constructing a four-lane facility along with a continuous Left Turn Lane. The contractor, L.S. Equipment Co., of Henderson, will perform the majority of the work outside the existing travel lanes, thereby lessening the impact on traffic. As work progresses motorists may experience delays due to periodic daytime lane closures. The $2.1 million project got under way in August 2013 and has had some delays due to utility adjustments and other unforeseen issues, but is expected to be completed in summer 2015.

 

TxDOT plans work in Smith County

SMITH COUNTY, Texas – Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) maintenance crews in Tyler will have a milling crew on SH 155 north between Winona and the Smith County Line. Another crew will be conducting edge work on FM 1805 between FM 1253 and the county line. Motorists can expect lane closures during this work. 

 

TxDOT plans work in Van Zandt County

VAN ZANDT COUNTY, Texas – Texas Department of Transportation maintenance crews in Mineola will continue overlaying the intersection of U.S. 69 and SL 564. Motorists should expect lane closures during this work which is expected to take four days to complete.

 

Meanwhile, the construction contractor is preparing to place hot mix and metal beam guard fencing on the bridge replacement project on CR 2504 at Dry Lacy Fork, which remains closed to traffic. Elsewhere, structure work continues on SH 198 from SH 243 in Canton to the Kaufman County Line. Expect lane closures. Remember, buckle up, slow down and pay attention.

 

 

 

TxDOT plans construction work in Wood County

WOOD COUNTY, Texas – The contractor for the U.S. 69 widening project in Mineola this week is making base repairs and doing general clean up from SL 564 in Mineola to FM 779 in Golden. Expect lane closures during your travels through this work zone.

 

Elsewhere, on SH 154 from Lake Fork to Quitman, the contractor will be performing vegetation maintenance. 

 

 

 

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EXPIRES: Friday, October 24, 2014

KEYWORDS: BU 59, I 20, us 69, us 79, us 84, sh 31, sh 42, sh 64, sh 155, sh 198, sh 243, sh 322, fm 14, fm 16, fm 225, fm 314, fm 316, fm 317, fm 607, fm 747, fm 764, fm 779, fm 1253, fm 1667, fm 1798, fm 1805, fm 2087, fm 2204, fm 2275, fm 2276, fm 2329, fm 2879, lp 281, sl 564, cr 2504, anderson county, cherokee county, gregg county, henderson county, rusk county, smith county, van zandt county, wood county

Kathi White

Public Information Officer (Interim)

Texas Department of Transportation

Lufkin District

(936) 633-4395 (Office)

(936) 465-6736 (Cell)

Kathi.White@txdot.gov

For travel conditions 24 hours per day, call 1-800-452-9292 or click here: http://www.drivetexas.org

For state-level media relations inquiries, call TxDOT Media Relations at (512) 463-8700

Local Quick Links

Tyler District Twitter Feed: http://twitter.com/#!/TYLPIO

Tyler District Blog: http://tylerdistrict.blogspot.com

Statewide Quick Links

TxDOT on Twitter: http://www.txdot.gov/inside-txdot/media-room/twitter.html

TxDOT on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TxDOT

TxDOT website: www.txdot.gov

Traffic Counts: http://www.txdot.gov/inside-txdot/division/transportation-planning/maps/traffic.html

Crash Data request form: http://www.txdot.gov/apps-cg/crash_records/form.htm

Open Records request: http://www.txdot.gov/contact-us/form.html?id=openrecords

Join us Jan. 14, 2015 as we celebrate 10 years of transportation transformation in Texas.

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Traffic Alert

The outside northbound shoulder of US 259/Eastman Road in Longview remains closed due to guardrail damaged sustained earlier today when an 18 wheeler hauling a forklift struck the bridge at 1-20. TxDOT personnel have inspected the bridge and found that it did not sustain structural damage that necessitated closing the roadway.  The westbound shoulder of I-20 at Eastman Road was initially closed as was one travel lane on US 259 following the incident but both are expected to open be clear and open to traffic by 7 p.m.

 

Thanks

 

Join us Jan. 14, 2015 as we celebrate 10 years of transportation transformation in Texas.

Texas Transportation Forum, Jan. 14-16, 2015

Friday, October 10, 2014

TxDOT-Tyler District: Project Updates for the Week of October 13, 2014

News
Texas Department of Transportation
Tyler District
For immediate release: Friday, October 10, 2014

 

UNDATED - Here's a quick look at work planned in the Tyler District during the Week of October 13, 2014:

 

TxDOT plans work in Cherokee County

CHEROKEE COUNTY, Texas – Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) maintenance crews in Jacksonville and Rusk will be overlaying the remaining portion of FM 747 N from three miles north of U.S. 79 to the End of Maintenance Sign. Watch for flaggers and signage to help navigate through the work zone. The work is expected to take six to seven days to complete, weather permitting.

 

TxDOT plans work in Gregg County
GREGG COUNTY, Texas – Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) maintenance crews are performing pavement repairs on FM 2204 from Business 259 in Kilgore to the U.S. 259 Bypass. Equipment availability may necessitate moving to a different portion of FM 2204 from FM 2276 to SH 322. Expect lane closures at either location using flaggers. Slow down and pay attention in work zones.

 

The following construction projects in Gregg County are progressing this week:

FM 2275 George Richey Extension (Segments II & III)

·         Limits: McCann Road to U.S. 259

·         Contractor: East Texas Bridge, Inc.

The clearing between Judson Road and Airline Road continues. Excavation, embankment, bridge construction and storm drain work are ongoing between McCann Road and Judson Road. This is new location construction work and is not expected to impact traffic.

 

FM 2208 (Alpine Road) at Smelley Road

·         Limits: From North Loop 281 to FM 2879

·         Contractor: Longview Bridge and Road, Ltd.

Intersection improvements began last month and are progressing on schedule. The traveling public should expect delays during this project to widen the roadway. The job includes installing a turn lane and upgrading the flashing yellow lights to a full traffic signal. TxDOT encourages motorists to use alternate routes when possible.

 

Loop 281 at FM 2087 Overpass

·         Limits: SH 31 to approximately 1 mile south of SH 31

·         Contractor: Longview Bridge and Road, Ltd.

This project is in Phase III of construction with traffic moved off the existing Loop onto the detours. The contractor is in the process of constructing a temporary retaining wall, the bridge headers and storm drain. Traffic can expect some delays during the peak evening hours. Caution advised during travel through this work zone.

 

SH 42

·         Limits: From SH 31 north to I-20

·         Contractor: Reynolds & Kay, Ltd.

Current work includes constructing curb and gutter and forming and pouring concrete driveways. Drivers can expect minimal impacts at this time. As the project continues motorists can expect to see nighttime operations being implemented. Slow down and pay attention when traveling through work zones.

 

 

Spinks-Chapman County Road

·         Limits: At the Rabbit Creek Bridge just east of Meadows Lane

·         Contractor: Massana Construction, Inc.

Construction of the bridge continues on Spinks Chapman Road southwest of the I-20 and SH 31 interchange near Kilgore. Spinks-Chapman Road is closed to through traffic between Meadows Lane and Norris Road while the bridge is under construction. Motorists must use alternative routes to reach their destinations.

 

TxDOT plans work in Henderson County

HENDERSON COUNTY, Texas – Texas Department of Transportation maintenance crews in Athens will be performing base repair work on FM 2329 about two miles south of FM 316. The work is expected to last for three days. Meanwhile, another crew will be doing level up work on FM 764 and FM 1667 in Trinidad. This work is expected to take approximately four days to complete. Expect lane closures with flaggers handling traffic control at both locations.

 

Elsewhere, the widening project on FM 317 from FM 607 to FM 314 is under way. Lane closures can be expected on this job.

 

TxDOT plans work in Rusk County

RUSK COUNTY, Texas – Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) maintenance crews in Henderson will be performing base repairs on FM 225 from the intersection of FM 1798, and on FM 225 to the intersection of U.S. 84 and FM 225. The roadway will be down to one lane with a pilot car and flaggers for the week. Motorists should expect delays.

 

Meanwhile, the SH 64 construction project in Henderson continues with no impacts on traffic. The project, which runs from 0.173 miles west of Business 64E (N. Marshall St.) east to 0.2 miles west of U.S. 79 (The Traffic Star), consists of widening the existing two-lane roadway and constructing a four-lane facility along with a continuous Left Turn Lane. The contractor, L.S. Equipment Co., of Henderson, will perform the majority of the work outside the existing travel lanes, thereby lessening the impact on traffic. As work progresses motorists may experience delays due to periodic daytime lane closures. The $2.1 million project got under way in August 2013 and has had some delays due to utility adjustments and other unforeseen issues, but is expected to be completed in summer 2015.

 

TxDOT plans work in Smith County
SMITH COUNTY, Texas – Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) maintenance crews in Tyler are conducting edge work on FM 1805 between FM 1253 and the County Line, while another crew is doing ditch work on FM 16 between FM 14 and FM 2015.

 

TxDOT plans work in Van Zandt County

VAN ZANDT COUNTY, Texas – Texas Department of Transportation maintenance crews in Mineola will be overlaying the intersection of U.S. 69 and SL 564 starting Monday, October 13. Motorists should expect lane closures during this work which is expected to take four days to complete.

 

Meanwhile, the construction contractor continues work on the bridge replacement project on CR 2504 at Dry Lacy Fork, which remains closed to traffic. Elsewhere, a contractor is working on structures on SH 198 from SH 243 in Canton to the Kaufman County Line. Expect lane closures. Remember, buckle up, slow down and pay attention.

 

TxDOT plans construction work in Wood County
WOOD COUNTY, Texas – The contractor for the U.S. 69 widening project in Mineola this week is making base repairs and installing centerline texturing from SL 564 in Mineola to FM 779 in Golden. Expect lane closures during your travels through this work zone.

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EXPIRES: Friday, October 17, 2014

KEYWORDS: BU 59, I 20, us 69, us 79, us 84, sh 31, sh 42, sh 64, sh 198, sh 243, sh 322, fm 14, fm 16, fm 225, fm 314, fm 316, fm 317, fm 607, fm 747, fm 764, fm 779, fm 1253, fm 1667, fm 1798, fm 1805, fm 2087, fm 2204, fm 2275, fm 2276, fm 2329, fm 2879, lp 281, sl 564, cr 2504, anderson county, cherokee county, gregg county, henderson county, rusk county, smith county, van zandt county, wood county

 

Kathi White
Public Information Officer (Interim)
Texas Department of Transportation
Lufkin District
(936) 633-4395 (Office)
(936) 465-6736 (Cell)
Kathi.White@txdot.gov

 

For travel conditions 24 hours per day, call 1-800-452-9292 or click here: http://www.drivetexas.org

 

For state-level media relations inquiries, call TxDOT Media Relations at (512) 463-8700

Local Quick Links

Tyler District Twitter Feed: http://twitter.com/#!/TYLPIO
Tyler District Blog:
http://tylerdistrict.blogspot.com

Statewide Quick Links
TxDOT on Twitter:
http://www.txdot.gov/inside-txdot/media-room/twitter.html
TxDOT on Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/TxDOT
TxDOT website:
www.txdot.gov
Traffic Counts:
http://www.txdot.gov/inside-txdot/division/transportation-planning/maps/traffic.html
Crash Data request form:
http://www.txdot.gov/apps-cg/crash_records/form.htm
Open Records request:
http://www.txdot.gov/contact-us/form.html?id=openrecords

 

Join us Jan. 14, 2015 as we celebrate 10 years of transportation transformation in Texas.

Texas Transportation Forum, Jan. 14-16, 2015