Road Work

TYLER – TxDOT is planning to conduct the following construction and maintenance work in the district during the Week of May 3, 2021. Work schedules are subject to change due to weather conditions, equipment failure, or other unforeseen issues. Slow down and pay attention in work zones.

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Motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes to avoid delays as crews implement mill and inlay operations on SH 31 at Loop 323, and on Loop 323 from SH 31 to Sam’s Club. This work requires various lane closures and will cause major traffic impacts. Caution is advised if you must travel through the work zone. Portable message boards have been placed along the route to inform motorists of the work which is expected to continue throughout the week.

Also in Tyler, ramp closures will continue for the US 69 at FM 346 Bridge project. Work will continue on the south side of the intersection with closures of the US northbound off-ramp and the southbound on-ramp. Both will reopen after reconstruction. Then, work will move to the north side of the intersection with the closure of the US 69 northbound entrance ramp from FM 346, and the US 69 southbound exit ramp to FM 346. Motorists should use caution when traveling through the work zone. Use alternate routes to avoid delays. Additional project information is available in the Smith County section of this release.

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Districtwide seal coat operations get underway Monday, May 3, in the Tyler District. Motorists should expect lane closures and delays during this work to seal and protect roadways from water, and provide a longer life cycle. Work begins with a mobile operation to remove profile striping.

Seal Coat Operations are scheduled for:

SH 42 in Gregg County – from 0.78 miles north of FM 1252 for 4.5 miles south to BU259G

SH 42 in Rusk County – from FM 918 south for 3.4 miles to FM 1513 Bypass

SH 43 in Rusk County – from US 259 in Henderson east for 19 miles to SH 149 in Tatum

FM 747 in Cherokee County – from CR 3312 east for 6.3 mi to US 79

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Anderson County – Palestine Maintenance plans to conduct level up and edge work on FM 19. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control.

Anderson County construction projects updates:

County Road Off-System Bridge Project

Limits: Various locations in Anderson County

Contractor: Stateline Construction, LLC

Cost: $1.5 million

Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2021

Work continues on the bridges and roadway elements for CR 458 and CR 468. CR 458 is open to through traffic. CR 468 is expected to open to through traffic during the week. The project is constructing bridges, and upgrading storm sewers, guardrails, base, pavement surfaces, and pavement markings.

US 79 Super 2 Project

Limits: From 0.5 mile northeast of Loop 256 to the Anderson/Cherokee County line

Contractor: Madden Contracting Company, LLC

Cost: $14.4 million

Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2021

Work is ongoing on the shoulders and driveways, and to place drainage structures. The work zone speed limit is

60 mph. Expect lane closures and delays. The project is widening for a Super 2, and includes sub-grade work, surface treatment, base and surface hot-mix asphalt, widening structures, bridge rail, metal beam guard fence, signage, and permanent striping.

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Cherokee County – Jacksonville Maintenance plans to perform bridge repairs on FM 343 and FM 752. Rusk Maintenance crews are scheduled to continue hot mix blade overlay on FM 1911, and on FM 2138. Expect lane closures with flaggers managing traffic control.

Cherokee County construction projects updates:

US 84 Widening

Limits: From 0.43 mi east of SH 110 in Rusk, northeast to the Rusk County line in Reklaw

Contractor: Madden Contracting Company, LLC

Cost: $7.9 million

Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2022

The contractor is scheduled to continue right of way clearing. Expect lane closures with delays possible. The project will widen and resurface the roadway, and add safety upgrades.

FM 235 Safety Widening

Limits: From SH 110 going east to FM 2274

Contractor: Madden Contracting Company, LLC

Cost: $3.5 million

Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2021

The contractor is scheduled to continue pavement widening operations. Expect lane closures with a pilot car managing traffic. The project will widen the existing roadway and incorporate safety upgrades.

FM 241 Safety Widening

Limits: From US 69 going southeast to SH 21

Contractor: A. L. Helmcamp, Inc.

Cost: $5.5 million

Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2021

The contractor is scheduled to perform cleanup activities. The project is widening the existing roadway and incorporating safety upgrades.

County Road Bridge Replacement Project

Limits: CR 2905 at Bowles Crk; CR 2614 at Beans Crk; CR 1504 at Turnpike Crk; CR 3203 at Mills Crk.

Contractor: Stateline Construction, LLC

Cost: $1.9 million

Anticipated Completion Date: Spring 2021

No work is scheduled on CR 3203 and CR 1504. Both roadways are open to traffic. Construction of the new bridges is ongoing on CR 2905 and CR 2614. Both roads are closed to through traffic. The projects are replacing the existing bridges at each location with new structures.

SH 204 Super-2 Widening Project

Limits: From US 79 in Jacksonville southeast to SH 110

Contractor: Madden Contracting Company, LLC

Cost: $13.7 million

Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2021

The contractor is scheduled to perform seal coat and paving work as well as concrete driveway installation. Expect lane closures with a pilot car managing traffic. The project is adding passing lanes and includes safety upgrades.

US 69 Sidewalks in Jacksonville

Limits: From Nacogdoches St. to Tena St. in Jacksonville

Contractor: Highway 19 Construction, LLC

Cost: $507,099.00

Anticipated Completion Date: Spring 2021

No work is scheduled. The project is constructing sidewalks along US 69 in Jacksonville.

US 79 Rehabilitation Project

Limits: From 0.16 mile east of SH 110 to the Mud Creek Relief Bridge

Contractor: Madden Contracting Company, LLC

Cost: $8.2 million

Anticipated Completion Date: Spring 2021

The contractor plans to begin replacing the bridge joints. Expect lane closures and delays. The work zone speed limit is 60 mph. The project is rebuilding the roadway pavement and upgrading bridge rails.

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Gregg County – Longview Maintenance plans to conduct bridge repairs on various roadways around the county. Expect flaggers to provide traffic control with lane closures possible.

Gregg County construction projects updates:

FM 2204, etc., Safety Improvement Project

Limits: US 259 Bypass to SH 322

Contractor: Stateline Construction

Cost: $3.88 million

Anticipated Completion Date: November 2021

The contractor will be working on drainage upgrades and driveways. Expect lane closures and delays. This project consists of culverts, safety end treatments, drainage upgrades, new metal beam guard fence and driveway asphalt.

FM 2206/Harrison Road

Limits: From Loop 281 to Fisher Rd.

Contractor: East Texas Bridge

Cost: $15.16 million

Anticipated Completion Date: December 2021

Work includes extending culverts and constructing detours. Expect lane closures and delays. The project consists of widening the two-lane road to four lanes with a center turn lane. Work includes drainage structures, flexible base, curb and gutter, sidewalks, hot mix, and pavement markings.

FM 2206/Harrison Road

Limits: Fisher Rd. to SH 42

Contractor: East Texas Bridge

Cost: $14.15 million

Anticipated Completion Date: May 2022

The contractor will be extending culverts and constructing detours. Expect daytime lane closures and delays. The project consists of widening the two-lane road to four lanes with a center turn lane. Work includes drainage structures, a new bridge, flexible base, hot mix and pavement markings.

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Henderson County – Athens Maintenance plans to continue to blade lay hot mix on FM 3441 between SH 31W and FM 59. A second crew is scheduled to conduct base repairs on FM 315 between the intersections of

FM 3506 and FM 314. Expect lane closures with flaggers handling traffic control.

Henderson County construction projects updates:

SH 198 Bridge Project (New Project)

• Limits: At Clear Creek Bridge a mile north of RM 3054 to Str# 026, Cedar Creek Reservoir

• Contractor: Copasa Inc.

• Cost: $30.4 million

• Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2023

The contractor is scheduled to begin work in the middle of the week to set up advance warning signs. Motorists should be prepared for lane closures and delays. The project consists of the construction of replacing bridges, approaches, grading, structures, asphalt concrete pavement base and surface, retaining walls, curb and gutter, MBGF, and pavement markings.

Safety Improvement Project (Anderson & Henderson counties)

Limits: SH 31, etc.

Contractor: 3LW Civil, LLC

Cost: $1.4 million

Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2021

The contractor is scheduled to work on FM 314 in Henderson County. Expect lane closures and delays. The project will replace guardrail on various roadways in Henderson and Anderson counties.

Traffic Signal Project

Limits: Various Locations in Henderson County

Contractor: Texas Traffic Control Systems, Inc.

Cost: $1.0 million

Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2021

The contractor is scheduled to continue traffic signal work on Loop 256 in Palestine. Expect lane closures and delays. The project consists of improving the intersection and installing a signal.

FM 59 Safety Improvements Project

Limits: From BS19J in Athens going southwest to Loop 7

Contractor: Big Creek Construction, LTD.

Cost: $1.7 million

Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2021

The contractor is scheduled to work on grading, striping, and driveways on FM 59. Alternate routes are required. The contract includes grading, asphalt concrete pavement base, base repair, one course surface treatment, concrete pavement surface and markings, metal beam guard fence, structures, signs.

US 175 Widening Project

Limits: From Loop 7 to FM 804

Contractor: Reynolds & Kay, LTD

Cost: $12.1 million

Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2021

The contractor is scheduled to continue work on the eastbound lanes. The work zone speed limit is 60 mph. Watch for trucks entering and exiting the lane closure. The project consists of adding shoulders and improving drainage.

SH 334 Bridge Project

Limits: From Knob Hill in Seven Points (one mile east of SH 274), east to Southland in

Gun Barrel City (2.5 miles west of SH 198)

Contractor: Austin Bridge and Road Services, LP

Cost: $41.2 million

Anticipated Completion Date: Spring 2021

The contractor is scheduled to continue work on the eastbound roadway elements. Expect lane closures and delays. The project will upgrade the road from two to four lanes and includes the construction of bridges, storm sewers, guardrails, base, pavement surfaces and markings.

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Rusk County – Henderson Maintenance plans to conduct base repairs on FM 839 at the intersection of US 79. There will be one way traffic on both US 79 and FM 839 to move traffic through the intersection. Bridge work is planned on FM 2089 at Bowles Creek, and on SH 135 at Little Rabbit Creek. Expect lane closures at both locations with flaggers providing traffic control.

Rusk County construction projects updates:

Landscape Improvement Project

Limits: Numerous locations on US 79 and SH 64 in Rusk County

Contractor: Tightline Construction

Cost: $172,300.00

Anticipated Completion Date: May 2021

The project consists of landscape beds and scenic enhancements at numerous locations along US 79 south through town, SH 64, the intersection of US 259 and SH 322, and at the SH 64/SH 43 and US 79 intersection. The contractor will be working adjacent to the curb at various locations.

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Smith County – Tyler Maintenance and the Special Jobs Crew plan to conduct mill and inlay operations on

SH 31E at Loop 323 where both left turn lanes will be closed. Work is also planned on Loop 323 from SH 31 to Sam’s Club. Motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes to avoid delays, if possible. Expect multiple lane closures and delays with flaggers providing traffic control.

Smith County construction projects updates:

US 69 (Glenwood Blvd.) Resurfacing Project in Tyler

Limits: From Spur 147 (Gentry Pkwy.) to SH 31 (Front St.)

Contractor: East Texas Bridge, Inc.

Cost: $1.3 million

Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2021

No work is scheduled. Work hours for this project will be from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., Sunday through Thursday nights. Expect lane closures and delays. The project consists of pavement resurfacing.

US 69 Overpass at FM 346

Limits: At FM 346

Contractor: Longview Bridge & Road, LTD.

Cost: $16.7 million

Anticipated Completion Date: Spring 2021

Roadway reconstruction continues on FM 346 along with ramp work. The US 69 southbound entrance ramp from FM 346 and the US 69 northbound exit ramp to FM 346 are both scheduled to reopen after ramp reconstruction. The US 69 northbound entrance ramp from FM 346 and the US 69 southbound exit ramp to FM 346 are scheduled to close for reconstruction. The work zone speed limit on US 69 is 60 mph. The project includes building a new US 69 bridge over FM 346.

Guardrail Upgrades

Limits: At various locations in Smith and Cherokee counties

Contractor: 3LW Civil, LLC

Cost: $833,000.00

Anticipated Completion Date: Spring 2021

No work is scheduled. The project includes safety improvements including guardrail upgrades.

FM 344, etc., Safety Improvements

Limits: FM 344 – From FM 756 east to SH 110; FM 768 – from Loop 456, S to FM 22

Contractor: A R Brothers Construction Services, Inc.

Cost: $1.8 million

Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2021

The contractor is scheduled to continue drainage improvements on FM 344. Work also continues to replace driveway pipes on FM 768. Expect lane closures during this work. The project consists of improving drainage, culvert work, and guardrail upgrades.

US 69 (Broadway Ave.) Resurfacing Project

Limits: From 4th St. to Loop 323

Contractor: Drewery Construction Co. Inc.

Cost: $2 million

Anticipated Completion Date: Spring 2021

No work is scheduled for the week. When in progress, work is slated from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., Monday – Thursday, and on Sunday from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Expect lane closures and delays. The project consists of bridge rail and pavement resurfacing.

Sidewalks at Various Locations in Smith County

Limits: SH 64 in Tyler (Entrada Ln. to Parkdale Dr.); SH 110 in Troup (CR 2138 to FM 347);

SH 135 in Troup (FM 13 to Tiger Dr.)

Contractor: Highway 19 Construction, LLC

Cost: $3.5 million

Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2021

Sidewalk and driveway construction are scheduled to begin on SH 64 east of Loop 323 with daily lane closures. The project will construct sidewalks along SH 64W in Tyler, SH 110W in Troup, and SH 135N in Troup.

I-20 Resurfacing Project

Limits: From FM 849 to 0.8 mile west of US 69

Contractor: Texas Materials Group, Inc.

Cost: $3.2 million

Anticipated Completion Date: Spring 2021

No work is scheduled. When work is in progress, the schedule is from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., Sunday through Thursday. Expect lane closures. The work zone speed limit is 65 mph. The project consists of ramp improvements and frontage road construction.

FM 16, etc., Safety Improvements

Limits: From SH 155 to US 271

Contractor: Stateline Construction, LLC

Cost: $3.88 million

Anticipated Completion Date: April 2021

The contractor is working on drainage upgrades and driveways. Expect lane closures and delays. The project consists of culverts, safety end treatments, drainage upgrades, bridge rail upgrades, new metal beam guard fence, and driveway asphalt.

Loop 323 Resurfacing Project

Limits: From 0.1 mile west of SH 155, east to 0.8 miles east of US 69 in Tyler

Contractor: Drewery Construction Co. Inc.

Cost: $5 million

Anticipated Completion Date: Spring 2021

No work is scheduled. When in progress, work hours are 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., Sunday through Thursday. The project consists of pavement resurfacing.

SH 135 Widening Project

Limits: From Arp to Troup

Contractor: Drewery Construction Co. Inc.

Cost: $9 million

Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2021

The contractor is scheduled to perform striping and ditch seeding operations. Expect lane closures. The work zone speed limit is 45 mph. The project is adding passing lanes, improving drainage structures, and pavement resurfacing.

I-20 Ramp Improvement Project

Limits: From US 69 to Jim Hogg Rd.

Contractor: Longview Bridge and Road, LTD

Cost: $14.8 million

Anticipated Completion Date: Spring 2021

No work is scheduled. The project consists of ramp improvements and the construction of frontage roads.

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 is scheduled to move traffic to the northbound lanes (east side of the road) and start surface paving on the southbound lanes. The work zone speed limit is 45 mph. The project is widening FM 2493 from two lanes to a four-lane divided roadway with a flush median.

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Van Zandt County – Canton Maintenance plans to begin base work on FM 1255 north of I-20. Expect

lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control.

Van Zandt County construction projects updates:

District Seal Coat (New Project)

Limits: All eight counties

Contractor: Brannan Paving Co. Ltd.

Cost: $11.8 million

Anticipated Completion Date: September 2021

Crew 1 – Removal of profile striping traffic control will be a mobile operation

Gregg County: SH 42 from 0.78 mile north of FM 1252 for 4.5 miles south to BUS 259G

Rusk County: SH 42 from FM 918 south for 3.4 miles to FM 1513 Bypass

Rusk County: SH 43 from US 259 in Henderson east for 19 miles to SH 149 in Tatum

Cherokee County: FM 747 from CR 3312 east for 6.3 miles to US 79

I-20 Metal Beam Guard Fence (MBGF) Improvements

Limits: SH 19 in Canton east to MLK Blvd. in Longview (Van Zandt, Smith, Gregg counties)

Contractor: Sefbo Pipeline Bridge, Inc.

Cost: $3.5 million

Anticipated Completed Date: December 2021

Crews will be removing and replacing MBGF on the eastbound lanes of I-20 east of SH 19. Expect lane closures to be in effect nightly managed by message boards and channelizing devices. The project is constructing safety improvements including MBGF and mow strip.

I-20 Overlay Project

Limits: From SH 64 in Canton to FM 314 in Van

Contractor: Austin Bridge and Road Services, LP

Cost: $5.2 million

Anticipated Completion Date: April 2021

Crews will be addressing punch list items. Expect nightly westbound lane closures to be in effect managed by signs and channelizing devices. The project includes paving improvements in the westbound lanes from

1.6 miles east of FM 16 in Van to 0.4 miles west of FM 17 in Canton. The project includes pavement repair, planing, membrane underseal, permeable friction course (PFC) surface overlay, metal beam guard fence and pavement markings. The work zone speed limit is 65 mph.

Safety Improvement Project

Limits: FM 47 and other roads in Van Zandt, Anderson, Henderson and Smith counties

Contractor: Highway 19 Construction, LLC

Cost: $4.5 million

Anticipated Completion Date: Spring 2022

The contractor is scheduled to finish work on driveways and drainage structures on FM 47. Work will begin on Spur 294 in Anderson County. Expect lane closures and delays. The project includes grading, structure work, guard rail replacement, and bridge rail upgrades.

US 80 Safety Improvements

Limits: From the Kaufman County line east to SH 19

Contractor: Baker & Company Construction, LLC

Cost: $2.54 million

Anticipated Completion Date: April 2021

Crews will be addressing punch list items. Expect periodic outside lane closures managed with channelizing devices. The project is improving drainage, culverts, and upgrading guardrails for safety.

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Wood County – Mineola Maintenance plans to continue hot mix overlay operations on SH 182. Ditch maintenance utilizing heavy equipment is planned on SH 154 in Yantis. Expect lane closures with flaggers and a pilot car managing traffic control at both locations.

Wood County construction projects updates:

SH 154 Turn Lane (New Project)

Limits: From 2 miles south of FM 515 southeast to 0.5 mile

Contractor: East Texas Bridge, Inc.

Cost: $0.9 million

Anticipated Completion Date: October 2021

Crews will be installing work zone signs and begin pavement widening operations. Expect southbound shoulder closures daily managed by signs and channelizing devices. The project consists of pavement widening, hot mix asphalt concrete overlay, signs, and pavement markings.

FM 14 Mill & Inlay

Limits: From FM 1795 (Hawkins) south for 4.3 miles to FM 2015

Contractor: East Texas Bridge, Inc.

Cost: $4.3 million

Anticipated Completion Date: April 2021

Crews are addressing punch list items. No lane closures are anticipated. The project includes pavement repair, planing, Superpave base, membrane underseal, Superpave surface, metal beam guard fence, and pavement markings.

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I-20 Total Maintenance Contract

Limits: Gregg, Smith and Van Zandt counties

Contractor: Firemen Excavation, maintenance activities

Contractor: Andrews Diversified Industries, litter removal

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

Debris Removal/Pothole Repair Inside Lanes: Thursday through all counties

Debris Removal/Pothole Repair Outside Lanes: Mon. - Wed. in all counties

Debris Removal/Pothole Repair Frontage Roads/Ramps: Friday in all counties

Guardrail/Sign Repair: Emergency repairs due to vehicle crashes in all counties

Tree Removal/Trimming: In Gregg County

Bridge Repair Follow-up: Gregg, Smith, and Van Zandt counties

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