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Weekly Roadwork Report

TxDOT Paris District

June 5 – June 11, 2022

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.

SH 37, Red River County: from US 82 to the Texas-Oklahoma state line, watch for temporary lane closures while crews resurface the roadway.

US 271, Red River County: from SH 37 to Titus County Line. Watch for temporary lane closures while crews resurface the roadway.

FM 906, Lamar County: from FM 2648 to CR 47400. Watch for temporary lane closures while crews rehabilitate the existing pavement and improve drainage structures.

FM 38, Lamar County: from US 82 to US 82. Watch for temporary lane and shoulder closures while crews improve drainage structures and upgrade bridge rail and metal-beam guard fence.

FM 195, Red River County: from the Lamar County line to SH 37, watch for temporary lane and shoulder closures while crews improve drainage structures and replace bridge rail.

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.

US 82, Red River County: from FM 1159 to the Bowie County line, watch for work zones and drive safely through construction areas while crews perform the final work.

Loop 286, Lamar County: from FM 1497 around the North Loop to FM 1507. Watch for temporary lane and shoulder closures while crews improve guardrail and drainage structures.

FM 64, Delta County: from FM 128 to SH 1532. Watch for temporary lane closures while crews rehabilitate the existing pavement and improve drainage structures.

FM 2675, Delta County: from Lamar County line to FM 128, watch for temporary lane closures while crews rehabilitate the existing pavement and improve drainage structures.

CR 3440, Delta County: at Jennings Creek, watch for road closure while crews replace the existing bridge.

 

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 the elementary school to US 67, watch for lane closures and short traffic delays as crews install the sidewalk.

IH 30, Hopkins County: from Loop 301 to Franklin County Line. Watch for lane closures and traffic delays as crews begin surfacing operations.

FM 1536, Hopkins County: from SH 19 to FM 71. Watch for lane closures and short delays as crews upgrade cross drainage structures.

FM 3389, Hopkins County: from IH 30 to FM 1567. Watch for lane closures and short delays as crews perform surfacing operations.

TxDOT Atlanta District

June 5 – June 11, 2022

Bowie County 

  • I-30 – From FM 989 to AR State Line, reconstructing and widening highway, daytime work in the median. Motorists should watch for trucks and equipment pulling onto the interstate.
  • I-30 – Westbound at Exit 207/Spur 594, ramp rehabilitation. Exit ramp closed. I-30 westbound lanes in this area restricted to one lane
  • I-30 – Eastbound between US 259 and New Boston, drainage upgrades. Traffic is limited to one lane.
  • SH 8 – At Sulphur River, replacing bridges
  • SH 98 – At Anderson Creek, bridge replacement, with traffic restricted to one lane, with signal lights controlling traffic through the work zone.
  • FM 2240/Moore’s Lane – From FM 559/Richmond Rd to FM 1397/Summerhill Rd, resurfacing the road, with traffic limited to one lane during nightly operations.
  • SH 93/Summerhill Rd. – From US 67 to I-30, resurfacing the road, with lane closures during nightly operations.

 Camp County 

  • SL 255 – From FM 1520 to US 271, constructing a highway, with County Road 2120 detoured.

 Cass County 

  • SH 8 – At Sulphur River, replacing bridges
  • US 67 – Widening bridge at Jennings Slough. Signal lights controlling one-way traffic 

 Harrison County 

  • I-20 – At US 59 overpass, replacing the bridge. US 59 traffic shifted to southbound lanes.
  • I-20 – Concrete pavement repair. Various daytime lane closures. Expect delays.
  • I-20 – At Lansing Switch Road, constructing a new bridge over the interstate. Lansing Switch Road is closed to traffic. Possible lane closures on I-20.
  • SH 43 – At Kansas City Southern Railroad in Karnack, widening the bridge over the railroad. Signal lights controlling one-way traffic
  • US 80 – From Loop 390 to Interstate 20, resurfacing highway. Daytime lane closures, expect delays.
  • CR 2116 – At Haggerty Creek, replacing the bridge closed to through traffic.
  • US 59 – FM 1186 to Panola County line, installing safety barrier cable. Daily lane closures

 Marion County 

  • US 59 – From SH 49 to two miles north of SH 49, repairing and resurfacing highway, possible lane closures
  • CR 3306 – At Mill Creek, replacing the bridge closed to through traffic.

 Morris County 

  • SH 49 – From Titus County line to FM 144, repairing and resurfacing highway

 Panola County 

  • US 59 (Loop) – From Business 59 North of Carthage to US 79 East, rehabilitating highway. US 79 traffic shifted to NB lanes at US 59 Loop. US 59 Loop SB exit ramp & NB entrance ramp are closed. 
  • CR 224 – At Irons Bayou, replacing the bridge closed to through traffic.
  • US 59 – From Harrison County line to Loop 149, installing safety barrier cable. Daily lane closures

Titus County 

  • SH 49 – From FM 1735 to Morris County line, repairing and resurfacing highway
  • SH 49 – From Business 271 to Mount Pleasant city limits, repairing and resurfacing the road. One-lane, two-way traffic
  • US 271 – At Dickson Creek, Big Slough Creek, White Oak Creek & White Oak Creek Relief. Replacing bridges

 Upshur County 

  • US 271 – From 5.9 miles north of SH 155 to 1.5 miles north of SH 155, resurfacing highway. Traffic shifted to southbound lanes.

SPEED IS A FACTOR IN A THIRD OF TEXAS CRASH FATALITIES

Dozens of deaths in the Atlanta District in 2021 involved speeding

ATLANTA ­– The number of people killed in Texas vehicle crashes in 2021 reached a level not seen since 1981, with 34 percent of those deaths involving speed. To urgently remind motorists to drive at a safe speed, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is partnering with law enforcement agencies to enforce speed limits during Operation Slowdown from June 7 to 21. 

In 2021, the number of crashes in the Atlanta District that involved speeding totaled 2,142. These crashes resulted in 51 deaths and 150 serious injuries. TxDOT’s Atlanta District includes Bowie, Cass, Camp, Harrison, Marion, Morris, Panola, Titus, and Upshur Counties. 

In Texarkana in 2021, 417 traffic crashes involved speeding, resulting in 2 fatalities and 11 serious injuries..

“Speed is the number one factor in roadway crashes in our state, causing one out of every three traffic deaths,” said TxDOT Executive Director Marc Williams. “When you speed, you increase the risk of death and serious injury in a collision. By observing the speed limit and driving to specific weather and road conditions, Texans can make our roads safer for everyone.” 

“We all need to give ourselves enough time to get to our destination, or we can just be late,” said TxDOT Atlanta District Engineer Buddy Williams. “Trying to shave a few minutes off a commute isn’t worth a lifetime of regret,” Williams said. 

“Speeding increases the risk of you losing control of your vehicle. Speeding also increases the distance you would need to stop to avoid a crash,” said TxDOT Atlanta District Traffic Safety Specialist Kristy Whisenhunt. “Last year, 60 percent of drivers in speed-related crashes in Texas were men, and younger drivers ages 16 to 34 were responsible for more than half of these crashes,” Whisenhunt said. 

In 2021, speed was the main reason we saw over 163,000 traffic crashes in Texas, resulting in over 6,000 serious injuries and 1,500 fatalities. That’s why TxDOT’s “Be Safe. Drive Smart” campaign urgently reminds motorists to slow down and drive at a safe speed. 

To reinforce that driving too fast can be dangerous and expensive, TxDOT is partnering with law enforcement agencies across the Lone Star State to step up their efforts to enforce speed limits during Operation Slowdown from June 7 to 21. In addition to writing citations, law enforcement vehicles will spend extra time driving on roads, reminding motorists what a safe speed is. 

Driving at a safe speed often means more than following the posted speed limit. TxDOT has these safety tips for motorists:

  • Match your speed to road conditions if there’s bad weather or drive through a work zone.
  • Slow down and allow for more distance to stop when traffic is heavy.
  • Watch for signs alerting you of reduced speed limits ahead.
  • Texas drivers can expect to see the campaign’s speed messages on TV, radio, billboards, gas pumps, and social media this month. Community events featuring an interactive exhibit of safety quizzes and video displays will be at Buc-ee’s locations along major travel corridors. TxDOT’s HERO trucks that assist motorists in need and apparent minor crashes on state highways will also prompt speeding drivers to slow down. 

The “Be Safe. Drive Smart.” campaign is a critical 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 the influence of alcohol or other drugs. November 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.