ATLANTA — Safety features in the form of texturized centerlines and shoulders will be added to seven area highways during coming months, according to plans approved in February by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT).
“We are looking at installing texturized pavement methods to centerline areas of these highways to help prevent crossover crashes and along the shoulders to avoid run-off-the-road crashes,” said Rebecca Wells, district traffic engineer for TxDOT in Atlanta. “The texturized pavement methods make noise when vehicle tires run over them, alerting drivers that they are getting out of their traffic lane.”
Highways scheduled to receive the improvements are:
|Bowie||US 82||From FM 1398
To: FM 2148
|Bowie||SH 8||From US 67
To: Cass County Line
|Bowie||FM 44||From Red River County Line
To: FM 3165
|Camp||US 271||From FM 3384
To: Upshur County Line
|Cass||SH 43||From: SH 77
To: FM 248
|Titus||US 67||From Morris County Line
To: 0.9-mile east of FM 1402
|Upshur||US 271||From FM 2088
To: Camp County Line
Striping Technology of Tyler was awarded the contract for the construction on these projects with a bid of $1.3 million.
Work on the projects should begin in April of this year and take about seven months to complete, Wells said.
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