PARIS – Texas Department of Transportation officials today announced that motorists traveling in seven of nine counties in the Paris District may encounter contractor crews working along several roadways during the next few weeks.
Contractor Stripe-A-Zone of Grand Prairie, Texas, will be milling rumble strips into roadway shoulders and centerlines on many roadways beginning Sept. 26. Rumble strips are a road texture safety feature designed to alert drivers when they have wandered out of their travel lane, TxDOT officials said.
Several roadways in Delta, Fannin, Grayson, Hopkins, Hunt, Lamar and Rains counties will receive rumble strips, from Farm-to-Market Roads to larger highways. This work can be accomplished quickly, so delays for motorists are expected to be minimal, TxDOT officials said.
Even so, TxDOT officials advised drivers who travel frequently in these counties to be on alert and watch for contractor crews while this work is underway. Drivers should reduce their speed and remain alert as they approach and travel through work zones, and avoid distracted driving. The target completion date for this project is mid-October 2016.