East Texas (FOX 51) — TxDOT will resume work on Henderson's signal project.
The Texas Department of Transportation contract crews on Monday are scheduled to begin approximatyely one week of mill and inlay operations on the Henderson Square, marking the beginning of the final phase of the signal upgrade project begun last year.
Crews are scheduled to remove the old pavement in the work area, replace it with fresh hot mix this week, weather permitting, then stripe the area early next week before activating the new traffic signals.
"This is a lot of work in a tight space," said TxDOT spokesman Larry Krantz. "We're strongly recommending that motorists use their knowledge of the area to seek alternate routes to bypass the square this week if their intended destination is not on the square."
In addition to providing a brand new driving surface, the pavement repair work obliterates the old roadway striping that would not have been compatible with the new signals.
"The new signals are generations ahead of the old signals," said Krantz. "They'll be hooked into a larger signal network that will be more responsive to motorists using the intersection and traveling throughout Henderson. As a project, this one was long overdue, and we appreciate the patience the people of Henderson have shown during this process."
Another thing going on this week in Rusk County, TxDOT maintenance crews are scheduled to continue edge work on US 259 between the south end daytime lane closures will be in effect while the work is in progress. Motorists are encouraged to be prepared to reduce speed and merge in and around the work zones.
TxDOT is planning pavement repairs in Canton.
The Texas Department of Transportation contract crews this week are scheduled to perform mill and inlay operations in SH 19 in Canton between IH 20 and SH 64. The work should last most of the week, weather permitting.
Onece work is complete, the crew is scheduled to move to perform the same work at the IH 20/SH 64 interchange west of Canton.
TxDOT maintenance crews this week are also scheduled to continue mill and in lay on US 80 in and around Grand Saline and begin resurfacing operations in various locations on FM 16 in and around Van late next week.
Daytime lane closures will be in effect while the work is in progress. Motorists are asked to be prepared to reduce speed and merge in and around the work zone.
TxDOT plans to have maintenance crews this week to make base and pavement reparis in various locations on SH 21 between Alto and Nacogdoches County line.
Once that work is complete, crews are scheduled to perform the same work on SH 110 north of New Summerfield.
Daytime lane closures will be in effect in each location while the work is in progress, and flaggers will control traffic.
Also in Cherokee County, right of way acquisition for the expansion of US 69 in Wells will begin this falla fter the Texas Transportation Commission recently voted to allocate $4 million for that purpose. The actual construction is still unfunded but the project remains a priority of the Tyler District and the department as a whole as it would elminate a proven bottleneck on a majur hurricane evacuation route.
Anderson County will have crews on Monday and Tuesday this week to perform resurfacing operations in varioius locations on FM 1990 between US 79 south of Palestine and SH 294.
Once the work is complete, the crew will perform the same work on FM 1137 east of Palestine.
Daytime lane closures will be in effect in each location while the work is in progress and flaggers will control traffic.
Smith Count will have maintenance crews to continue base and pavement reparis on FM 2661 between the railroad crossing south of SH 31 and Big Eddy Road.
A second crew will perform spot resufacing operations on FM 2710 east of LIndale between FM 16 and FM 14. Daytime lane closures will be in effect in each location while the work is in progress and flaggers will control traffic.
TxDOT will make pavement and edge reparis in various locations on FM 779 in Wood County northwest of Mineola.
Day time lane closures will be in effect in each location while the work is in progress, flaggers wil control traffic.
TxDOT plans work in Wood County
There will also be concluding repair operations on US 175 between SE Loop 7 in Athens and FM 804 in Henderson County.
The work is being done in preparation for seal coat application later this summer.
Daytime lane closures will be held in effect while the work is in progress, and flaggers will control traffic.