FM1870 Improvements Begin Monday

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PARIS – The Texas Department of Transportation today announced that contractor Highway 19 Construction LLC will begin improving FM 1870 in Hopkins County on Monday, March 28.

TxDOT officials granted the contractor 120 working days, weather permitting, to complete this project at an estimated cost of more than $1.7 million. Work will proceed as weather permits, but should be completed in August 2016.

The contractor will extend drainage and other structures, widen the subgrade, and prime and apply a two-course surface treatment to the roadway from State Highway 11 to County Road 2309. TxDOT officials said some of these repairs will require temporary lane closures.

Wherever possible, motorists are urged to use alternate travel routes. If that is not possible, motorists should 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 the roadway to alert drivers to changing conditions and detours, and guide motorists through these areas safely.

They should also avoid distractions such as cell phones, eating, drinking, or car audio or navigation systems when driving. For more information, contact [email protected] or (903) 737-9213.


Author: Staff Reporter

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