Road projects on tap for TxDOT Tyler district


The Texas Department of Transportation has numerous projects planned in the Tyler district during the week of Oct. 9, including work that will impact Kilgore residents. Slow down and pay attention when traveling through work zones.

Gregg county
Longview Maintenance plans to place seal coat on FM 349 between FM 2276 and US 259 as well as on FM 2275 between FM 3272 and FM 1845. Expect lane closures with flaggers and a pilot car providing traffic control.
SH 149 at Sabine River
Limits: SH 322 to approximately one half mile north of the Sabine River Bridge
Cost: $3.1 million
Est. Completion: Spring 2018
Expect outside lane closures as work progresses. The project consists of constructing new rails and sidewalk on the bridge and increasing its load carrying capacity.

Rusk county
ADA Ramp Installations
Limits: In Overton - SH 135 from SH 323 to McKay St; FM 850 from Rusk St. to Neal St.
Limits: In Henderson - Business 64/Marshall Ave. from Van Buren St. to Redbud St.; Business 79/Main St. from College St. to Oak Street; FM 13/West Main St. from Standish St. to Jackson St.
Cost: $1.4 million
Anticipated Completion Date: October 2017
Sidewalks and ramps are being installed on Business 79 and Business 64 in Henderson. Expect outside lane closures in alternating directions as the work progresses. Delays are possible. Work includes removing the existing and building new ramps, sidewalks, hand rails and curb and gutter.

Smith county

SH 31E Widening Project
Limits: From FM 757 to FM 2012
Cost: $7.8 million
Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2017
Cleanup activities are underway on this job. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control. The speed limit during work hours is 60 mph.