Local motorists who regularly travel on State Highway 19 south into Rains County will want to make note of and plan to drive more attentively through Emory starting April 22,when work to repave a portion of the highway in Emory begins.
Contractor Richard Drake Construction anticipates completing this project in about five working days, weather permitting, TxDOT officials said. The target date for completion of this project is April 26, according to a press release from Tim McAlavy, TxDOT Paris District Public Information Officer.
The contractor’s crews will remove the existing asphalt pavement, then apply a new top layer of asphalt pavement on State Highway 19, extending from its intersection with US 69 to North Street, bordering the Rains County Courthouse Square in Emory.
McAlavy urges motorists who regularly travel in this area in Rains County during the paving work to pay special attention to all signs, barricades and traffic controls, and to reduce their speed as they approach and travel through work zones. He also recommends motorists avoid distractions such as cell phones, eating, drinking, or car audio or navigation systems.
For more information, contact [email protected] or (903) 737-9213.