Texas Department of Transportation officials announced that mill and inlay pavement work will begin May 17 on five roads in Paris, Texas, in Lamar County.
Contractor Richard Drake Construction Company LP, Powderly, Texas, was granted 54 working days to complete this project valued at more than $1.7 million. The contractor anticipates placing construction barricades on May 16 and starting work the next day. The target completion date for this project is late summer 2019, officials said.
Contractor crews will mill off the existing worn pavement surface and install a new pavement surface layer. Most of this work will take place at night in order to minimize disruptions to traffic. The project will require lane closures, but access to adjacent properties will be maintained and affected roadways will be open to traffic at all times.
These roads will be affected by the mill and inlay project: North Main Street (BU 271B) from US 82/Loop 286 to Clement Road; North Main Street (BU 271B) from Pine Bluff Street to Clement Street; Clarksville Street (BU 271B) from 24th Street to Loop 286; US 82 frontage roads from .18 miles north of Pine Mill Road to US 82 East; and US 82 frontage roads from US 271/Loop 286 eastward to Stillhouse Road.
Motorists who travel regularly in these areas should remain alert and pay special attention to all signs, barricades and traffic controls, and reduce their speed as they approach and travel through work zones. They should also avoid distractions such as cell phones, eating, drinking, or car audio or navigation systems.