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Renovation of State Highway 19 North begins September 12

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PARIS – Texas Department of Transportation officials today said renovation work on State Highway 19 between Sulphur Springs and the Hopkins-Delta County line will begin Sept. 12.

Richard Drake Construction Company LLC is the contractor for this project. The target date for completion is Sept. 26, officials said.

The contractor will mill and remove the top one and one-quarter inch of the existing pavement surface, and then place one and one-quarter inch of Type F hot-mix asphalt concrete on the roadway. This work will require occasional temporary lane closures.

TxDOT officials asked drivers to remain alert and drive to road conditions when traveling on SH 19 north of 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.

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Author: Staff Reporter

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