Northeast Texas Trail Construction Has Begun in Red River County

Contact: Tim McAlavy

Phone: (903) 737-9213

Date: Feb. 7, 2018

PARIS – Texas Department of Transportation officials today announced that work begins this week on another portion of the Northeast Texas Trail, in Red River County.

The contractor, Sammy Gist Enterprises, Clarksville, Texas, was granted 113 working days to complete this project valued at more than $500,000. The target completion date for this project is June 2018, weather permitting, TxDOT officials said.

The contractor will construct a shared-use recreation path along the route of an abandoned rail line. This 9.1-mile-long path will run from County Road 2113 at the Lamar-Red River County line eastward to FM 2120 in Bagwell, Texas.

Motorists who frequently travel in this area are advised to pay special attention to all signs, barricades and traffic controls, and reduce their speed as they approach and travel through work zones. Flagmen will be directing traffic, as necessary, on roadways that intersect the trail path. They should also avoid distractions such as cell phones, eating, drinking, or car audio or navigation systems. Access to adjacent properties will be maintained at all times, officials said.


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