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Northeast Texas Trail Improves In Red River County

Work Continues on Northeast Texas Trail in Red River County

Texas Department of Transportation officials announced that phase two of a project to upgrade and improve a portion of the Northeast Texas Trail in Red River County began Jan. 15.

The contractor, Encino Landscape Inc., was granted 168 working days, weather permitting, to complete this project valued at more than $682,000. The target completion date is fall 2021, officials said.

The contractor will construct bicycle infrastructure improvements along the trail from Bagwell to Clarksville. This work will extend along 6.1 miles of the trail, beginning .2 miles east of FM 2120 near Bagwell to US 82 and State Highway 37 near Clarksville.

The work includes grading and placing base and surface material along the 10-foot wide shared-use trail and installing features designed for pedestrian, bicycle, and equestrian traffic. This portion of the trail will be closed while the contractor is working in that area.

Motorists who travel roadways adjacent to the trail in this area should also remain alert and pay special attention to all signs, barricades, and traffic controls, and reduce their speed as they approach and travel through any work zone. They should also avoid distractions such as cell phones, eating, drinking, or car audio or navigation systems.

For more information, contact Tim.McAlavy@txdot.gov or (903) 737-9213.