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Weekly Roadwork Report

 

TxDOT Paris District

For Sept. 20-26, 2020

 

Paris District Road Report for the week of Sept. 21, 2020

Paris — Here’s a look at work planned in Delta, Lamar, and Red River Counties starting during the week of Sept. 21, 2020. These schedules are subject to change due to weather conditions, equipment failure, or other unforeseen issues. Motorists are advised to remain alert and pay special 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.

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.

FM 79, Lamar County: from Loop 286 to BU 82 H (Bonham Street). Watch for lane closures while crews mill and place new asphalt pavement and improve cross drainage structures.

FM 1507, Lamar County: from South Collegiate Drive to Loop 286. This roadway is closed while crews rehabilitate and resurface the existing road.

SH 37, Red River County: from US 271 (Bogata) to Franklin County Line. Watch for daytime lane closures as crews mill existing pavement, upgrading bridge rail, and place new hot mix.

US 82, Red River County: from FM 1159 to Bowie County Line. Traffic is shifted to the south side of the existing roadway between FM 44 and FM 1699 while crews perform pavement widening work on the north side. 

FM 195, Red River County – from FM 410 North to SH 37. Watch for temporary lane closures while crews upgrade metal beam guard fence and complete cross culvert extensions at two locations.

SH 37, Red River County: from the Texas-Oklahoma state line south to the Red River-Franklin County line, watch for temporary traffic signals at bridge locations while crews upgrade bridge rail from Clarksville to Bogata.

FM 911, Red River County: from BU 82K (Avery) to FM 44, watch for temporary lane closures while crews are safely treating drainage structures and rehabilitating the existing pavement.

Hopkins, Franklin Counties

Contacts: Sulphur Springs Area Office (903) 885-9514; Franklin Co. Maintenance (903) 537-4976; Hopkins Co. Maintenance (903) 885-4031.

SH 11, Hopkins County: From SH 19 to White Oak Creek. Watch for lane closures and short traffic delays as crews install guard fence and perform striping operations.

SH 19, Hopkins County: From Loop 301 to Delta County Line. Watch for crews performing work on cross drainage structures.

I-30, Hopkins & Franklin Counties: From Titus County Line to Hunt County Line. Watch for lane closures, and short traffic delays as crews upgrade metal beam guard fence.

I-30, Hopkins County: From Hunt County Line to Loop 301, watch for lane closures and short traffic delays as crews perform concrete pavement repairs.

TxDOT Atlanta District

For Sept. 20-26, 2020

 

Bowie County 

I-30 – From FM 989 to Arkansas State Line, widening highway. Construction work will begin on shoulders, with most of the work conducted at night.

SH 8 – At Sulphur River, replacing bridges

SH 93 – Between US 82 and US 67, installing sidewalks.

SH 98 – At Anderson Creek, replacing the bridge, with all traffic restricted to one lane with signal lights controlling traffic through the work zone. 

Cass County 

SH 8 – At Sulphur River, replacing bridges. 

Harrison County 

US 59 – From FM 1997 to Marion County Line, repairing and resurfacing highway, with all traffic restricted to one lane each direction.

SH 43 – From Loop 390 to Haggerty Creek, repairing and resurfacing highway.

FM 1186 – From US 59 to Panola County Line, installing safety end treatments on culverts 

Marion County 

US 59 – From 1.5 miles south of FM 2208 to Harrison County Line, repairing and resurfacing highway, with all traffic restricted to one lane each direction. 

Morris County 

SH 49 – From Titus County Line to FM 144, repairing and resurfacing highway. 

Panola County 

US 79 – From SH 149 to Rusk County Line, repairing and resurfacing highway.

Titus County 

SH 49 – From FM 1735 to Morris County Line, repairing and resurfacing highway.

TxDOT Paris District

For Sept. 13-19, 2020

Here’s a look at work planned in Delta, Lamar, and Red River Counties during Sept. 14, 2020. These schedules are subject to change due to weather conditions, equipment failure, or other unforeseen issues. Motorists are advised to remain alert and pay special 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.

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.

FM 1507, Lamar County: from Church Street to South Collegiate Drive. Watch for temporary lane closures while crews mill existing pavement and place new hot mix.

FM 1507, Lamar County: from South Collegiate Drive to Loop 286. This roadway is closed while crews rehabilitate and resurface the existing road.

Loop 286, Lamar County: from US 82 West to Dawn Drive. Watch for lane closures while crews perform concrete pavement repair.

SH 37, Red River County: from US 271 (Bogata) to Franklin County Line. Watch for daytime lane closures as crews mill existing pavement, upgrading bridge rail, and place new hot mix.

US 82, Red River County: from FM 1159 to Bowie County Line. Traffic is shifted to the south side of the existing roadway between FM 44 and FM 1699 while crews perform pavement widening work on the north side. 

FM 195, Red River County – from FM 410 North to SH 37. Watch for temporary lane closures while crews upgrade metal beam guard fence and complete cross culvert extensions at two locations.

SH 37, Red River County: from the Texas-Oklahoma state line south to the Red River-Franklin County line, watch for temporary traffic signals at bridge locations while crews upgrade bridge rail from Clarksville to Bogata.

FM 911, Red River County: from BU 82K (Avery) to FM 44, watch for temporary lane closures while crews safety treating drainage structures and rehabilitate the existing pavement.

TxDOT TO HELP PARENTS AS AGENCY REPORTS MOST CAR SEATS

ARE USED INCORRECTLY

AUSTIN – Texans may think they know how to install and use their children’s car seats correctly, but they’re misused nearly 60 percent of the time. That’s why TxDOT is helping drivers keep their children safe on the road.

TxDOT’s annual “Save Me With a Seat” campaign hits Texas airways and roadways as it recognizes National Child Passenger Safety Week from Sept. 20-26. The campaign highlights the fact that an alarming number of car seats are being installed and misused. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), parents misuse 59% of all child car seats. It is even more alarming given that vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death among children in the nation.

“When parents correctly install child car, seats they keep children as safe as possible during a crash,” TxDOT Executive Director James Bass said. “We urge parents and caregivers to ensure they are securing their children properly in a vehicle and using the appropriate child car seat for their child’s age and size.”

TxDOT is continuing its free safety seat inspections throughout the year, but this year they’ve gone virtual. Starting this month, we will be rolling out virtual car seat checks to enable us to maintain the same level of service and provide education to families while following social distancing guidelines due to COVID-19. For a one-on-one TxDOT virtual car seat check, families can visit SaveMeWithaSeat.org and enter their zip code to email the nearest TxDOT Traffic Safety Specialist to set up an appointment. Families will need a mobile electronic device with video and audio capabilities, like a cellphone, laptop, or tablet. Parents and caregivers can also learn if a child should be in a rear-facing car seat, a forward-facing car seat, or a booster seat, and get other car seat safety tips by visiting the website.

This year’s “Save Me With a Seat” campaign features a branded truck that will traverse Texas, covering more than 3,000 miles and visiting six cities to bring the car seat safety message to communities. The vehicle will be a no-contact experience with the driver utilizing COVID-19 safety precautions, including a mask and gloves. Radio ads, billboards, digital media, and social media will support awareness efforts.    

In 2019, 77 children younger than eight years old died in traffic crashes in Texas, and 26 of those were unrestrained at the time of the crash. Among children ages 8-12 in 2019, 42 killed in traffic crashes, with 18 unrestrained at the collision.

According to NHTSA, child car seats in passenger vehicles can reduce the risk of fatal injury in a crash by 71% for infants and by 54% for toddlers.

TxDOT reminds drivers that Texas law requires all children under 8 — unless they are taller than 4 feet, 9 inches — to be in a car seat whenever they ride in a passenger vehicle. Failure to properly restrain a child can result in a ticket of up to $250. Children under age 13 should ride in the back seat, properly secured in a seat belt or safety seat.

“Save Me With a Seat” is a key component of #EndTheStreakTX, a broader social media and word-of-mouth effort that encourages drivers to make safer choices while behind the wheel. Like wearing a seat belt, driving the speed limit, never texting and driving, and never driving under alcohol or other drugs. Nov. 7, 2000, was the last deathless day on Texas roadways. #EndTheStreakTX asks all Texans to commit to driving safely to help end the streak of daily deaths.