Parts of Northeast Texas Highways to be Updated

Road Construction Ahead

ATLANTA – About 150 miles of Northeast Texas highways will receive new surfaces during the summer of 2020 with a contract awarded in October by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT).

The Texas Transportation Commission approved a bid of $7.3 million from Missouri Petroleum Products Company of Mountain View, MO to seal coat highways in eight counties located within the Atlanta District.

“Seal coating a highway involves placing a layer of hot asphalt over the old pavement and then covering it with crushed stone,” said Mike Anderson, District Engineer in Atlanta.  “This is a relatively inexpensive process that makes the roadway surface watertight, improves skid resistance and preserves the pavement structure.”

In an effort to help keep used tires off Texas landscapes, the district is requiring the asphalt used to be mixed with “crumb rubber” made from grinding up old tires.

“Using crumb rubber in our asphalt has proved to be an excellent process for seal coating our highways.  The rock is less likely to pull loose, there are fewer occurrences of the asphalt bleeding through the rock and it can be used on a wider variety of surfaces,” Anderson said.

The following highways are scheduled to be resurfaced during the summer of 2020:

(Note:  The following list of projects may be used at your discretion)

SEAL COATING CONTRACT FOR 2020

 COUNTY HIGHWAY LIMITS MILES
 Bowie  FM 2149 From: SH 8To: US 67 9.3
 Bowie  FM 3098 From: US 67To: FM 2149 6.7
 Camp FM 1521 From: FM 1520To: SH 11 2.9
 Cass  FM 249 From: 0.3 mile east of FM 785To: FM 3129 5.6
 Cass  FM 2791 From: SH 77To: US 59 10.3
 Harrison FM 2208 From: Marion County LineTo: FM 450 6.7
 Harrison SH 43 From: I-20To: Panola County Line 8.5
 Harrison FM 31 From: US 59To: I-20 4.1
 Harrison FM 31 From: FM 2625To: 0.4 mile north of FM 451 5.8
 Harrison FM 2625 From: SH 43To: US 59 5.5
 Morris FM 144 From: Loop 284To: SH 11 12.8
 Panola US 59 From: 0.3 mile south of FM 2517To: 0.4 mile north of FM 999 3.5
 Panola SH 43 From: Harrison County LineTo: FM 959 0.8
 Panola US 79 From: FM 31To: 0.2 mile south of Mill Creek 3.2
 Panola SH 149 From: FM 124To: FM 959 1.0
 Panola FM 699 From: Bus 79To: FM 2517 6.9
 Panola FM 10 From: Bus 79To: FM 2517 3.7
 Titus FM 1001 From: US 67To: FM 1993 3.4
 Titus FM 21 From: Franklin County Line To: Camp County Line 3.3
 Titus FM 1402 From: FM 71To: I-30 12.0
 Titus FM 1734 From: US 67To: US 271 8.4
 Upshur SH 154 From: US 259To: Marion County Line 3.3
 Upshur FM 852 From: FM 2088To: FM 1002 4.0
 Upshur FM 1002 From: FM 852To: SH 154 2.0
 Upshur FM 593 From: US 271To: FM 2796 7.0
 Upshur FM 2796 From: FM 593To: FM 557 5.7
 Upshur FM 1845 From: FM 726To: Gregg County Line

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