TxDOT Paris District
For April 1-6, 2019
Work Begins April 1 on State Highway 19 in Hopkins County
PARIS – Texas Department of Transportation officials today announced that work to construct left turn lanes on State Highway 19 north of Sulphur Springs, at its intersection with FM 71, will begin April 1.
Contractor Sammy Gist Enterprises was granted 48 working days, weather permitting, to complete this project valued at more than $837,000. The target completion date for this project is late summer 2019, officials said.
The contractor will construct left turn lanes at this intersection for both north- and south-bound traffic on SH 19, officials said. This project is designed to improve the safety of the traveling public along this portion of the roadway.
Motorists who regularly travel this portion of SH 19 in Hopkins County are asked to pay special attention to all signs, barricades and traffic controls, and reduce their speed as they approach and travel through work zones; especially while this construction is underway. 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.
Paris — Here’s a look at work planned in Franklin and Hopkins Counties during the week of April 1, 2019. These schedules are subject to change due to weather conditions, equipment failure or other unforeseen issues. Motorists are advised to remain alert and pay particular 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.
Hopkins, Franklin Counties
Contacts: Sulphur Springs Area Office (903) 885-9514; Franklin Co. Maintenance (903) 537-4976; Hopkins Co. Maintenance (903) 885-4031
SH 37, Franklin County: From Mt. Vernon to Winnsboro. Watch for lane closures and short traffic delays as crews perform striping operations; flaggers will direct traffic.
SH 19, Hopkins County: At FM 71 in Birthright. Watch for lane closures and short traffic delays as crews begin performing milling operations and shoulder work for turn lane construction project.
IH 30 Eastbound and Westbound, Hopkins County: From Cumby to Franklin County Line. Watch for lane closures as crews perform spot full depth repair to concrete paving. Lane closures will remain in place overnight as concrete cures.
TxDOT Atlanta District
For April 1-6, 2019
US 259 – At Red River north of DeKalb, constructing a new bridge.
US 67 Eastbound – From Apple Street to Arkansas State Line in Texarkana, resurfacing highway.
US 67 – Near Sims, repairing pavement.
FM 3129 – From US 59 to SH 77, upgrading guard rails and adding safety features to drainage structures.
SH 11 – From Morris County Line to FM 130, upgrading guard rails.
SH 43 – at I-20 overpass, conducting preventative maintenance work on the bridge.
I-20 – at the Louisiana State Line, LaDOTD is conducting a bridge widening project just across the state line. Expect delays and watch for stopped traffic.
FM 9 – From FM 2625 to Panola County Line, resurfacing highway.
US 259 – From I-30 to FM 557, upgrading guard rails, repairing pavement and resurfacing highway.
SH 149 – At SH 315, constructing overpass and widening the highway.
FM 699 – At FM 2517, reconstructing intersection.
US 271 – At Ripley Creek and Ripley Creek Relief, replacing bridges.
US 271– From SH 155 South to FM 726, upgrading guard rails, repairing pavement and resurfacing highway.
Editor’s note: This is a schedule of work being planned for the dates noted above. Weather conditions and unforeseen problems can cause delays or cancelation of work. For more information about construction projects, contact Marcus Sandifer, Public Information Officer, TxDOT Atlanta District, 903-799-1306, firstname.lastname@example.org.