PARIS – Motorists traveling in Northeast Texas should pay special attention to all traffic control devices and flaggers, and slow down when they encounter work on area roads this summer. Texas Department of Transportation officials recently cleared CDM Holdings LLC and Brannan Paving to seal coat several roads in Delta, Fannin, Franklin, Grayson, Hopkins, Hunt, Lamar, Rains and Red River counties.
Construction will begin the week of May 31 in Rains County. This district-wide project is scheduled to be completed by mid-September, weather permitting, at an estimated cost of more than $8.8 million. Some work times and locations may overlap, and traffic control measures may include some one-way operation during construction.
CDM Holdings will begin seal coating the week of May 31 in Rains County and work its way north through Hopkins, Franklin, Delta, Lamar and Red River counties through the end of June. Brannan Paving is scheduled to begin seal coating the week of July 17 in Hunt County and work its way north through Fannin County and Grayson County through the week of September 8, 2017.
“This is preventative maintenance that is critical to seal out moisture and prevent damage to the pavement, as well as preserve our investment in these roadways,” said Daniel Taylor, TxDOT area engineer based in Sulphur Springs, Texas. “Provisions have been included in the highway contract to keep through traffic delays to a minimum, and access to adjacent properties will be maintained during this project.”
People traveling along roadways receiving a seal coat should slow down and be aware of construction activity. Motorists should not drive through an area where asphalt has been applied, but rock has not yet been placed. There will be some loose rock along roadways as well, and motorists should be prepared to stop for short durations while the work is in progress.
“We request that people traveling on these roadways recognize that the temporary inconvenience of this construction is necessary to preserve our roadways,” Taylor said.