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TxDOT Adds Safety Features

 

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ATLANTA –Safety features in the form of texturized centerlines and shoulders will be added to five area highways during coming months, according to plans approved in September 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:

County Highway Limits Miles
Bowie FM 1840 From: IH 30

To: SH 8

5.6
Camp SH 11 From: US 271

To: Titus County Line

3.8
Camp FM 3384 From: US 271 North

To: US 271 South

4.6
Camp FM 556 From: FM 3042

To: Upshur County Line

7.3
Cass SH 11 From: FM 130

To: SH 49

9.4
Cass SH 49 From: SH 11

To: SH 155

7.7
Cass SH 77 From: Morris County Line

To: FM 250

6.8
Cass SH 77 From: 0.2 mile east of FM 1841

To: Louisiana State Line

9.4
Cass FM 250 From: FM 130

To: SH 11

4.7
Marion SH 49 From: SH 43

To: Louisiana State Line

8.0
Marion FM 728 From: 3.6 miles north of SH 49

To: SH 49

3.6
Marion FM 729 From: Morris County Line

To: SH 49

18.7
Marion FM 3001 From: FM 726

To: Harrison County Line

6.6
Morris FM 250 From: Cass County Line

To: US 259

5.2
Titus US 67 From: US 271

To: Franklin County Line

7.7
Titus FM 1735 From: SH 49

To: SH 11

8.2
Upshur FM 556 From: FM 2088

To: Camp County Line

3.5

TxDOT awarded the contract for the construction of these projects with a bid of $1.9 million to Stripe-a-zone of Grand Prairie. Work on the projects should begin in November of this year and take about nine months to complete, Wells said.