Some equipment is now in place for a Monday start as the Texas Department of Transportation beings work on Interstate Highway 30 north and south frontage roads through Sulphur Springs in Hopkins County.
The project will extend from about one-half mile west of State Highway 19 eastward to Loop 301, along the north and south frontage roads of I-30. The contractor will perform spot base repairs on the roadway, mill the existing pavement surface, apply a hot-mix asphalt surface overlay and re-stripe the roadway. The contractor anticipates beginning work just west of State Highway 19 and moving eastward along the frontage roads until the project is completed.
The contractor, RK Hall, Paris, Texas, has 62 days to complete this overlay and renovation project with an estimated cost of more than $2.4 million. Weather permitting, this roadway improvement project will be completed by mid-November 2016.
TxDOT officials asked drivers to remain alert when traveling I-30 frontage roads through Sulphur Springs while this construction project is underway. They should pay special attention to all signs, barricades and traffic controls, and reduce their speed as they approach work zones on the roadway. They should also avoid distractions such as cell phones, eating, drinking, or car audio or navigation systems when driving.