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TxDOT busy with summer projects

LUFKIN - Summer work is in full swing at TxDOT with contractors working on major construction projects and continuing to seal coat roadways in all nine counties of the Lufkin District. Motorists should be aware of maintenance crews patching roadways in many different areas as well as workers mowing along right-of-ways.
Many construction projects require lane closures or pilot cars that lead motorists through construction areas. Motorists are urged to obey all traffic safety signs and be alert for flaggers. Slow down through road work, whether it is major construction, maintenance along the roadways or mowing along right-of-ways, so that motorists and TxDOT workers and contractors can arrive safely to their destinations at the end of the day.
Project updates for the week of July 6-10 include:
US 84 at the Sabine River: The replacement of the bridge that connects Texas to Louisiana across the Sabine River continues as contractors work to hang deck panels on the new eastbound bridge with the remainder of the eastbound bridge beams to follow. Storm sewer and other drainage structures in Logansport, LA are also being placed.
Loop 500 from US 96 North to SH 7 East: Contractors will be hauling top soil and seeding the project as they work toward completing this project. Contractors are working to schedule final striping, electrical items and placement of signs.
FM 139 from SH 7 to SH 87: Safety treating cross drainage structures and guardrail and rehabilitating driveways.
FM 138: Seal coating roadway.
SH 21 at US 96: Intersection improvements will continue with contractors working to complete drainage structures and install concrete curb and gutter. New traffic signal assemblies are also being installed.
FM 1751: Seal coating roadway.
US 59 southbound at Spence Street: Striping is scheduled with plans to reopen the intersection once the striping is completed. The cloverleaf ramp is scheduled to close once the Spence Street intersection is open.
Loop 287 eastbound: Work will continue on the retaining wall at the UPRR underpass.
Loop 287 westbound: Concrete paving is scheduled to resume in the westbound main lanes.
FM 2021/US 59: The southbound ramp intersection construction will continue with culverts and storm sewer installations.
SH 103 East: Mill and inlay/road rehabilitation is scheduled.
Various locations: Herbicide and pothole operations scheduled along with ditch maintenance.
SH 21 from .4 miles west of FM 226 to FM 3276: Work to widen this section of the roadway will include the contractor, Drewery Construction, beginning repairs on the north side and completing underdrains in Melrose. Prime base will cure for 14 days prior to seal coat operations. Following the seal coating, a surface of hot mix will be applied.
US 59 .2 miles south of FM 95 West to US 259: Mill and inlay operations to rehabilitate roadway along with seal coating that will complete the remainder of the project.
US 59 from LP 224 to 1.2 miles south of LP 224: This project to construct raised medians will continue as the contractor is working on the retaining wall on the US 59 South exit ramp and the pavement structure for the westbound entrance ramp. Utility crews will continue to relocate utilities throughout the project.
US 59 from SH 7 East to US 59 South: Contractor crews will work on safety treating guard rails and culverts at various locations.
US 59 .9 miles west of US 59 to the ramp: Contractors are working to complete the final striping and clean work area and pick up signs on this project that widened the existing roadway.
US 287 west of US 59: Work to install a left lane turn lane is beginning 2.5 miles west of US 59.
US 287 from US 59 to the Tyler County line: Safety treating fixed objects.
US 59 from Moscow to Leggett: Roadway resurfacing will continue.
FM 1276: Seal coating roadway.
US 59 overpass at FM 2914: Embankment is being placed. Formwork for setting bridge deck panels will continue along with pouring bridge abutment back walls will continue.
FM 946: Contractors will continue to pour concrete headwalls and wing walls on cross drainage structures.
FM 3460: Seal coating roadway.
US 287 North of FM 2663: Mill and inlay roadway surface.
US 287 from LP 304 to the Trinity County line: Safety treating fixed objects.
SH 7 .2 miles east of FM 232 to Kennard: Work to widen the roadway will continue.
FM 2110: Base and seal coat work along roadway.
FM 3151: Base and seal coat work along roadway.
Various locations: Seal coating operations along with mowing.
FM 1 6.1 miles south along SH 184: Safety treating fixed objects.
FM 1 at the railroad underpass: Installing a flashing beacon.
FM 1751: Finishing treatment to driveway pipes and cross drainage structures.
FM 1592 from SH 103 to SH 184: Safety treating fixed objects. This project also includes treating driveways, bridge rail and other objects on FM 2261 and FM 3184.
SH 19 at Houston County line to SH 94 in Trinity: Roadwork resurfacing will continue.
SH 94 at various locations: Safety treating fixed objects.
FM 3453 and FM 357: Seal coating roadway.
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