Safety Features to be Added to Area Roadways
Safety features in the form of texturized center lines and shoulders will be added to 13 area highways during coming months.
This according to plans approved in April by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT).
“We are looking at installing texturized pavement methods to center line areas of these highways to help prevent crossover crashes and along the shoulders to prevent run-off-the-road crashes,” said Rebecca Wells, director of Traffic Operations for TxDOT in Atlanta. “The texturized pavement methods make noise when vehicle tires run over them, alerting drivers that they are getting out of their traffic lane.”
Stripe-A-Zone of Grand Prairie was awarded the contract for the construction on these projects with a bid of $1.1 million.
Work on the projects should begin in July of this year and take about three months to complete, Wells said.
Highways scheduled to receive the improvements are
|Bowie||US 259||From: Oklahoma State LineTo: US 82||12.3|
|Bowie||FM 558||From: FM 2516To: 3.6 miles south of FM 2516||3.6|
|Bowie||FM 2148||From: US 67To: I-30||4.0|
|Bowie||FM 3287||From: Presley RoadTo: FM 989||1.3|
|Camp||FM 2454||From: FM 556To: Upshur County Line||0.6|
|Cass||SH 77||From: FM 250To: FM 2065||5.5|
|Cass||SH 43||From: FM 248To: Marion County Line||10.2|
|Harrison||FM 134||From: FM 1999To: FM 1998||5.1|
|Marion||FM 3001||From: Harrison County LineTo: FM 726||6.6|
|Morris||FM 997||From: FM 144To: 3.8 miles south of FM 144||3.8|
|Panola||SH 315||From: Rusk County LineTo: US 79||17.3|
|Titus||US 67||From: Franklin County LineTo: US 271||7.7|
|Upshur||FM 2454||From: Camp County LineTo: FM 2088||7.1|