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


BowieUS 259From: Oklahoma State LineTo: US 8212.3
BowieFM 558From: FM 2516To: 3.6 miles south of FM 25163.6
BowieFM 2148From: US 67To: I-304.0
BowieFM 3287From: Presley RoadTo: FM 9891.3
CampFM 2454From: FM 556To:  Upshur County Line0.6
CassSH 77From: FM 250To: FM 20655.5
CassSH 43From: FM 248To: Marion County Line10.2
HarrisonFM 134From: FM 1999To: FM 19985.1
MarionFM 3001From: Harrison County LineTo: FM 7266.6
MorrisFM 997From: FM 144To: 3.8 miles south of FM 1443.8
PanolaSH 315From: Rusk County LineTo: US 7917.3
TitusUS 67From: Franklin County LineTo: US 2717.7
UpshurFM 2454From: Camp County LineTo: FM 20887.1

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