Summer Seal Coating Begins in April in Northeast Texas
PARIS – Motorists traveling in Northeast Texas should pay particular attention to all traffic control devices and flaggers, and slow down when they encounter work on area roads this summer.
Texas Department of Transportation officials recently cleared Brannan Paving to seal coat several roads in Fannin, Franklin, Grayson, Hopkins, Hunt, Lamar, Rains and Red River counties. The contractor is scheduled to begin during the week of April 24 in Hunt County.
This district-wide project is scheduled to be completed by mid-August, weather permitting, at an estimated cost of more than $11.6 million. Some work times and locations may overlap, and traffic control measures may include some one-way operation during construction.
Innovative Roadway Solutions, a subcontractor, will begin seal coating roadway shoulders the week of April 24 in Hunt County and work its way through Hopkins, Red River, Lamar, Fannin, Grayson counties through the end of May. Brannan Paving will begin seal coating roadway main lanes the week of June 14 in Hunt County and work its way through Hopkins, Rains, Franklin, Lamar, Red River, Fannin and Grayson County through the week of August 10, 2018.
“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 Jesse Herrera, TxDOT area engineer based in Sulphur Springs, Texas. “Provisions have been included in the highway contract to keep through traffic delays to a minimum, and access to adjacent properties maintained.”
People traveling along roadways receiving a seal coat should slow down and be aware of construction activity. Motorists should not drive through an area where they applied asphalt without the rock in place. There will be some loose rock along roadways as well, and drivers should be prepared to stop for short durations while the work is underway.
“We request that people traveling on these roadways recognize that the temporary inconvenience of this construction is necessary to preserve our roadways,” Herrera said.
I-30 Concrete Repairs Slated for Hopkins County
PARIS – Texas Department of Transportation officials today announced that concrete repairs along Interstate Highway 30 in Hopkins County are slated to begin the week of April 23.
Winding Road Construction Inc., Big Fork, Minn., was awarded the year-long maintenance contract for this work valued at more than $1.5 million. Officials said the contractor would work on an as-needed basis.
Contractor crews will perform spot concrete repairs in both east and westbound lanes of I-30 during daylight hours, from Monday through Thursday. No work will be scheduled or performed on Fridays, officials said.
The contractor will begin work the week of April 23 at the Hopkins-Franklin County line and move westward along the highway to its intersection with FM 499. This work will occasionally require temporary lane closures.
Wherever possible, motorists are encouraged to use alternate travel routes while this work is underway. They are also advised to pay particular attention to all signs, barricades and traffic controls, and reduce their speed as they approach and travel cautiously through work zones. 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.