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Weekly Roadwork Report

TxDOT Paris District
For April 7-13, 2019

Delta, Lamar, Red River Counties
Contacts: Paris Area Office (903) 784-1357; Delta Co. Maintenance (903) 395-2139; Lamar Co. Maintenance (903) 785-4468; Red River Co. Maintenance (903) 427-3561.
North Loop 286 & SH 19/Church St., Paris, Lamar County: Watch for temporary lane closures while crews perform repairs to concrete pavement.
US 271/Loop 286 Interchange, Paris, Lamar County: Watch for temporary lane and ramp closures while crews perform slope repairs.
US 271 pavement repair, Lamar and Red River Counties: from Loop 286 in Paris southeastward to SH 37. Watch for temporary lane and/or shoulder closures as mow strip is begin installed at metal beam guard fence locations.
FM 197, Lamar County: Watch for temporary lane closures as workers widen and reconstruct existing pavement.
US 271 safety upgrades, Red River County: from FM 410 to the Red River-Titus County line. Watch for temporary lane and shoulder closures as work continues.
SH 37 safety upgrades, Red River County: from the Texas-Oklahoma state line south to the Red River-Franklin County line. Watch for work zones as workers upgrade metal-beam guard fence, replace or extend new structures and install safety end treatments.
FM 2648 widening, Lamar County: Watch for temporary lane closures as work continues. Beginning this week, Pine Creek Bridge will be down to one lane to upgrade the bridge rail. Temporary traffic signals and signs will be in place to direct traffic.
SH 24 expansion, Delta County: from Cooper, Texas, southwestward towards Commerce. Watch for work zones and drive safely through construction areas. Final surfacing of southbound lanes is in progress.

PARIS – Texas Department of Transportation officials today announced that full-depth concrete pavement repairs will begin at two locations in Lamar County on April 9.

Contractor Winding Road Construction Inc. was awarded an on-call maintenance contract valued at more than $1.5 million in 2017, and 2018. The planned repairs in Lamar County are valued at approximately $430,000, officials said.

Contractor crews will remove damaged concrete pavement, and replace it with new concrete pavement. Teams will set construction barricades April 8 and begin work the next day. Repair locations include the north side of State Loop 286, and State Highway 19/Church Street from FM 1507 (Jefferson Road) to just south of the intersection of Loop 286 and SH 19/24.

The work will require temporary lane closures, officials said. The contractor anticipates one crew beginning work at Loop 286 and US 82 West and then working eastward. A second crew will perform repairs on State Highway 19/Church Street.

These repairs could take as long as four to five weeks, weather permitting, officials said.

Motorists who regularly travel in these areas of Lamar County are asked to pay special attention to all signs, barricades and traffic controls, and to 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.

For more information, contact Tim.McAlavy@txdot.gov or (903) 737-9213.


TxDOT Atlanta District
For April 7-13, 2019

Bowie County
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.

Cass County
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.

Harrison County
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.

Morris County
US 259 – From I-30 to FM 557, upgrading guard rails, repairing pavement and resurfacing highway.

Panola County
SH 149 – At SH 315, constructing overpass and widening the highway.
FM 699 – At FM 2517, reconstructing intersection.

Titus County
US 271 – At Ripley Creek and Ripley Creek Relief, replacing bridges.

Upshur County
US 271– From SH 155 South to FM 726, upgrading guard rails, repairing pavement and resurfacing highway.