By Savannah Owens
On Friday, September 15th, TxDOT resumed work on the Highway 11 projects. Workers are putting new asphalt on the left side of the road (heading from Sulphur Springs to Commerce). Civilians should expect delays from 5-10 minutes.
“TxDOT is in charge of 80 thousand miles of roads, and repair work is completed by contractors. Problem areas that go beyond regular maintenance are bid on by contractors, TxDOT simply oversees the construction work.
Contractor AK Gillis Inc., Sulphur Springs, Texas, was awarded the contract for this project valued at more than $5.5 million. The contractor has 231 working days, weather permitting, to complete this project. This work will take place along State Highway 11 from .08 miles southeast of Hopkins-Hunt County line to 3.03 miles west of FM 2653 South. The contractor will regrade the road bed, install drainage structures, apply treated and non-treated flexible road base, repave the road surface and install pavement markings in order to widen and upgrade the roadway.” To view more on the highway 11 projects click here.
The roads are scheduled to be completed by November 2017.