The Texas Department of Transportation recently authorized Highway 19 Construction LLC to replace three bridges and their approaches in Hopkins County in Northeast Texas. The work is scheduled to begin on June 22.
TxDOT officials granted the contractor 207 working days, weather permitting, to complete this project at an estimated cost of more than $1.5 million. Work will proceed as weather permits, but should be completed by May 2016.
The contractor will replace these bridges: West Greenwood Creek at FM 900, Little Caney Creek at FM 69, and at CR 528-1 (HCR 4734) at a tributary of the Sulphur River. TxDOT officials said some of these repairs will require temporary closures at times, and detours around these road bridges.
Wherever possible, motorists are urged to use alternate travel routes. If that is not possible, please approach work zones cautiously, observe and obey all traffic controls and barricades, and travel through work zones at reduced speed while this work is underway. Flaggers will be present along these routes to alert drivers to changing road conditions and detours, and guide motorists through the areas safely.