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Work Begins This Week To Replace Two Rural Lamar County And Red River County Bridges

PARIS – Texas Department of Transportation officials announced that work to replace two rural bridges in Lamar and Red River Counties will begin the week of Aug. 28.

Contractor Stateline Construction LLC was granted 122 working days, weather permitting, to complete this project valued at more than $650,000. The projects should be completed in about eight months, officials said.

The contractor will replace the bridge on Lamar County Road 14850 at Robertson Creek, and the bridge on Red River County Road 1470 at Mustang Creek. Both roads will be closed until the new bridge is completed.

The contractor anticipates beginning work Aug. 28. After that project is complete, the contractor will begin work at the Mustang Creek bridge, officials said.

Motorists are advised to use alternate routes and to remain alert and pay special attention to all signs, barricades and traffic controls, and reduce their speed as they approach and travel through any work zone. They should also avoid distractions such as cell phones, eating, drinking, or car audio or navigation system