Texas Department of Transportation officials recently cleared Missouri Petroleum Products Company LLC, Mountain View, Mo., to seal coat several roadways in Delta, Fannin, Franklin, Grayson, Hopkins, Hunt, Lamar, Rains and Red River counties. Motorists traveling in Northeast Texas in June and July should pay special attention to all traffic control devices, flaggers, and reduce their speed accordingly.
Construction will begin June 27 in Rains County, and is scheduled to take approximately five weeks to complete, weather permitting. Construction will progress through Franklin, Hopkins, Red River, Lamar, Fannin, Delta and Grayson counties, respectively. Some work times and locations may overlap, and traffic control measures may include some one-way operation during construction.
“This preventative maintenance is critical to seal out moisture and prevent damage to the pavement, as well as preserve our investment in these roadways,” said Aaron Bloom, TxDOT area engineer based in Sherman, Texas. “Provisions have been included in the highway contract to keep through traffic hold-ups to a minimum, and access to adjacent properties will be maintained during this project.”
People traveling along roadways receiving a seal coat should slow down and be aware of construction activity. Motorists should not drive through an area where asphalt has been applied, but rock has not yet been placed. There will be some loose rock along roadways as well, and motorists should be prepared to stop for short durations while the work is in progress.
“We request that people traveling along these roadways recognize that road construction may be an inconvenience, but this inconvenience is temporary and necessary to preserve our roadways,” Bloom said.
The location of this work may vary, according to weather conditons. These roadways will be affected by this seal-coating project:
Rains County: June 27, 29 and 30: SH 276 from .17 miles east of FM 513 to US 69. June 30: FM 513 from Hunt County Line to SH 276.
Franklin County: June 30 and July 1: SH 37 from Red River County Line to BU 37.
Hopkins County: June 27: FM 1567 from FM 2297 to FM 2560. June 29: FM 69 from FM 900 to IH 30. July 15 to 17: FM 71 from Delta County Line to FM 3505.
Hunt County: June 30 and July 1: FM 513 from US 69 to Rains County Line. July 1 to 2: SH 276 from the west end of the new bridge to SH 34. July 6: FM 2101 from FM 1564 to FM 2947. July 7 to 9: SH 66 from Collin County Line to US 69. July 9 to 11: FM 1570 from BU-69-D to SH 66. July 11 and 13: I-30 South Frontage Road from SH 24 to Hopkins County Line. July 14: crews will be on FM 71 from Delta County Line to BU 224B.
Red River County: July 2 and July 6: FM 114 from US 82 to Bowie County Line. July 7 and 8: FM 2573 from US 82 to US 82. July 18 and July 20: FM 410 from US 82 to US 271.
Lamar County: July 8 to 10: US 271 from .591 miles east of SH 286 to Red River County Line. July 10: FM 195 from 2 miles south of FM 906 to FM 906. July 11: FM 1499 from SS 1499 to US 271. July 7: FM 2122 from FM 1506 to FM 137.
Fannin County: July 14 and 15: FM 271 from SH 78 to FM 68. July 15 and 16: FM 1396 from SH 78 to CR 2289. July 23 and 24: FM 68 from SH 78 to SH 34. July 24 and 25: FM 1753 from Grayson County Line to FM 274.
Delta County: July 15: FM 71 from Hunt County Line to Hopkins County Line.