Safety Features to be Added to Area Highways

    Safety features in the form of texturized centerlines and shoulders will be added to 18 area highways during coming months, according to plans approved in September by the Texas Department of Transportation.

     “We are looking at installing texturized pavement methods to centerline areas of these highways to help prevent crossover crashes and along the shoulders to prevent run-off-the-road crashes,” said Rebecca Wells, district traffic engineer 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.”

    Highways scheduled to receive the improvements are:

     

    County

    Highway

    Limits

    Miles

    Bowie

    FM 991

    From: US 67 West

    To: US 67 East

    5.8

    Bowie

    SH 8

    From: Arkansas State Line

    To: US 67

    17.4

    Bowie

    FM 1397

    From: 6.4 miles north of I-30

    To: 0.8 miles north of I-30

    5.7

    Bowie

    FM 2516

    From: US 59

    To: FM 558

    6.5

    Cass

    SH 155

    From: US 59

    To: Marion County Line

    17.5

    Harrison

    FM 450

    From: FM 1968

    To: FM 449

    6.2

    Harrison

    FM 450

    From: Marion County Line

    To: FM 726

    2.7

    Harrison

    FM 1968

    From: Marion County Line

    To: FM 450

    3.9

    Harrison

    FM 968

    From: Gregg County Line

    To: US 80

    18.5

    Marion

    SH 49

    From: Cass County Line

    To: FM 881

    13.2

    Marion

    SH 155

    From: Cass County Line

    To: Upshur County Line

    5.5

    Marion

    FM 1968

    From: Harrison County Line

    To: FM 726

    0.3

    Marion

    FM 450

    From: Upshur County Line

    To: Harrison County Line

    2.0

     

    County

    Highway

    Limits

    Miles

    Marion

    FM 726

    From: Harrison County Line

    To: FM 729

    9.2

    Titus

    FM 1734

    From: US 67 West

    To: US 67 East

    8.9

    Upshur

    FM 450

    From: US 259

    To: Marion County Line

    1.3

    Upshur

    FM 1404

    From: SH 155

    To: FM 2685

    6.7

    Upshur

    FM 726

    From: SH 300

    To: FM 1650

    4.1

     

    Stripe-A-Zone of Grand Prairie was awarded the contract for the construction on these projects with a bid of $2.3 million.

    Work on the projects should begin in November of this year and take about nine months to complete, Wells said.

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