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Weekly Roadwork Report

TxDOT Paris District
For Nov. 29 – Dec. 5, 2020

TxDOT LAUNCHES DIGITAL HIGHWAY SIGN CONTEST
Electronic highway signs statewide will display the top three winning messages

AUSTIN – By now, most Texans have seen the informative and often witty messages above Texas highways on digital message boards that encourage safer driving.

Well, now it’s your time to shine. TxDOT is launching a statewide Digital Highway Sign Contest to find the best and most creative safe-driving message. It is related to impaired driving (drunk or drugged driving,) distracted driving (texting while driving,) not wearing seatbelts, and speeding, the deadliest mistakes drivers make on Texas roadways.

Since most crashes are preventable, TxDOT uses these creative messages, which often are related to current events and pop culture, as part of an effort to encourage drivers to improve their behavior behind the wheel.

Starting Nov. 24 and ending Dec. 8, Texas drivers will be able to submit their entries, and there is no limit to the number of entries a contestant can submit. The top 10 entries will be posted on social media and voted on by the public. A “like” or “share” equals one point. The top three winners will see their message in bright lights over highways across the state.

The contest, which runs simultaneously with #EndTheStreakTX, is another way for the agency to get more drivers educated about the state’s steady death rate and commit to improving their driving habits.
Please visit TxDOT.gov to submit an entry and use the following guidelines when creating your message:
The message must bring awareness to the dangers of common driver mistakes such as distracted driving, impaired driving, not using seat belts, speeding, etc. We will also accept other road rules, such as “no tailgating” and “left lane for passing only.”
#Hashtags, phone numbers, and website addresses are not allowed. No offensive language.
Signs accommodate two slides, each with three lines and up to 15 characters per line. Feel free to use both slides (six lines) or just one slide (three lines).

Here’s a look at work planned in Delta, Lamar, and Red River Counties during the week of Nov. 30, 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 South Collegiate Drive to Loop 286. This roadway is closed while crews rehabilitate and resurface the existing road.
SH 19, Delta County: from the Delta-Lamar County line to SH 24/19 south, watch for lane closures while crews perform full-depth concrete repairs.
FM 1487, Red River County: from FM 909 to FM 910. Watch for temporary lane closures while crews widen and rehabilitate the existing pavement and improve drainage structures.
FM 911, Red River County: from BU 82K (Avery) to FM 44. Watch for temporary lane closures while crews rehabilitate the existing pavement and improve drainage structures.
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.
BU 271D, Red River County: from US 271 to SP 38 (Bogata), watch for daytime lane closures while crews rehabilitate the existing roadway.
US 82, Red River County: from FM 1159 to Bowie County Line. Traffic is shifted to the north side of the roadway between FM 44 and FM 1699 while crews perform pavement widening work on the south side.

Hopkins, Franklin Counties

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

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.
FM 3389, Hopkins County: From IH 30 to FM 1567. Watch for lane closures and short traffic delays as crews begin work on cross drainage structures.

TxDOT Atlanta District
For Nov. 29 – Dec. 5, 2020

Bowie County
I-30 – From FM 989 to Arkansas State Line, widening and reconstructing the highway. Eastbound traffic moved to the outside lanes.
SH 8 – At Sulphur River, crews are replacing bridges.
SH 93 – Between US 82 and US 67, installing sidewalks.
SH 98 – At Anderson Creek, replacing the bridge. Workers will restrict all traffic to one lane with signal lights controlling traffic through the work zone.

Cass County
SH 8 – At Sulphur River, crews are replacing bridges.
US 59 – South of Linden, repairing concrete pavement.

Harrison County
US 59 – From FM 1997 to Marion County Line, repairing and resurfacing highway. Workers will restrict traffic to one lane in each direction.
FM 1186 – From US 59 to Panola County Line, crews install 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. Workers will restrict traffic to one lane in 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.
US 59 (NE Loop) – From US 59 North to US 79 East, repairing and resurfacing highway. On and off-ramps at US 59 and NE Loop closed, traffic detoured accordingly.
SH 315 – From West Loop in Carthage to Rusk County Line, installing safety end treatments on culverts.

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