PARIS – Motorists traveling in Lamar and Red River Counties in June should pay particular attention to all traffic control devices and flaggers, and slow down when they encounter work on area roads.
CDM Holdings LLC will begin seal coating several roads in Lamar and Red River Counties starting the week of June 6. This work is part of a district-wide project scheduled this summer at an estimated cost of more than $8.4 million. Some work times and locations may overlap, and traffic control measures may include some one-way operation during construction.
Affected roads in Lamar County will include three and one-half miles of FM 3426, from FM 1497 and FM 905; and approximately 8 miles of FM 905, from FM 3426 to FM 1497. Roads in Red River County include eight miles of FM 44, from US 82 to FM 412; 11.9 miles of FM 412, southward from its intersection with US 82; and five and one-half miles of FM 196, from the Lamar-Red River County line to SH 37.
“This is preventative maintenance that is critical to seal out moisture and prevent damage to the pavement, as well as preserve our investment in these roadways,” said Tommy Henderson, TxDOT area engineer based in Greenville, Texas. “Provisions have been included in the highway contract to keep through traffic delays to a minimum, and during this project, they will maintain access to adjacent properties.”
People traveling along roadways receiving a seal coat should slow down and be aware of construction activity. Motorists should not drive through an area of applied asphalt without rock being in place. There will be some loose rock along roadways as well, and motorists should be prepared to stop for short durations while the work is in progress.
TxDOT officials will announce other seal coat locations across the Paris District on finalization of the construction calendar.
For more information, contact Tim.McAlavy@txdot.gov or (903) 737-9213.