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Texas Department of Transportation officials today have announced planned roadwork set to begin or continue in the upcoming week.

Work to begin replacing three rural road bridges in Lamar County will begin Nov. 15.

Contractor Highway 19 Construction LLC was granted 190 working days, weather permitting, to complete this project valued at more than $700,000. The target completion date for replacing these bridges is November 2020, officials said.

The contractor will replace these bridges in the listed order: CR 26050 at Morrison Creek; CR 26300 at a tributary of Ghost Creek; and CR 23100 at Robertson Creek. The contractor will complete each bridge before moving to another. Road closures will be required while construction is underway at each location, officials said.

Motorists are advised to use alternate routes while these bridges are being replaced.

Other road work planned in Delta, Lamar and Red River Counties during the week of Nov.11, 2019, incudes

• FM 79 at Loop 286, Lamar County:  Watch for workers and equipment along southwest exit ramp while crews perform slope repair work.

• US 82, Red River County: from FM 1159 to Bowie County Line. Watch for temporary lane closures and traffic shifts while crews extend cross structures and widen pavement to install passing lanes. 

• US 82, Lamar County: from BU 82H to Red River County Line. Watch for temporary shoulder/lane closures while crews upgrade metal beam guard fence.

• US 82, Red River County: from Lamar County Line to SH 37. Watch for temporary shoulder/lane closures while crews upgrade metal beam guard fence.

• SH 24, Delta County: from SH 19 to Hunt County Line. Watch for temporary shoulder and lane closures while crews upgrade metal beam guard fence.

• FM 195, Lamar County: from US 82 (Loop 286) to Red River County Line. Watch for temporary lane closures while crews upgrade metal beam guard fence.

• US 271 (Loop 286), Lamar County: south of BU82H. Watch for work zones and drive safely through construction areas as final work is being performed.

• SH 37 safety upgrades, Red River County: from the Texas-Oklahoma state line south to the Red River-Franklin County line. Watch for work zones as workers upgrade metal-beam guard fence, replace or extend new structures and install safety end treatments.

 

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