Contact: Tim McAlavy
Phone: (903) 737-9213
Date: July 23, 2019
PARIS – Texas Department of Transportation officials today announced that construction to replace the bridge on FM 137 at North Branch Creek in Lamar County will begin July 29.
The contractor, Highway 19 Construction LLC, was granted 62 working days, weather permitting, to complete this project valued at more than $1 million. The roadway at this location will be closed beginning July 29 and will remain closed until a new bridge is installed, officials said.
Signed detours will direct traffic to alternate routes around this site.
Motorists who travel regularly in this area should remain alert and pay special attention to all signs, barricades and traffic controls, and reduce their speed as they approach and travel through work zones. They should also avoid distractions such as cell phones, eating, drinking, or car audio or navigation systems.
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