Contact: Kathi White

Phone: (903) 510-9267

Date: July 15, 2019


Anderson County – Palestine Maintenance crews plan to conduct hot mix overlay operations on US 287N between SH 19 and Spur 324. Once complete, operations move to FM 322 from Loop 256 to FM 319 and will include base repairs. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control.

Anderson County construction projects updates:

US 79 at UPRR Overpass Project (Notice of Project Completion)
• Limits:
From 1.5 miles east of FM 2574 to 0.5 miles past UPRR Overpass
• Contractor: Drewery Construction Company, Inc.
• Cost: $1.6 million
• Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2019
This project has been completed.

County Road 355 @ Wells Creek Bridge Replacement
• Limits: CR 355 @ Wells Creek - 3.6 miles & 3.7 miles south of US 79
• Contractor: Baker & Reid Co., LLC
• Cost: $607,852.40
• Anticipated Completion Date: Winter 2019
Current work includes rock riprap and drill shafts. The roadway is closed at Wells Creek for the duration of the project with no thru traffic allowed. Motorists must use alternate routes. The project consists of replacing the bridges and approaches, metal beam guard fence, grading, base and surface.

FM 2054 Widening Project
• Limits: From FM 321 south to 0.866 miles south of County Road 2802
• Contractor: A.L. Helmcamp, Inc.
• Cost: $2.6 million
• Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2019
Road widening activities are being conducted. Expect daily lane closures and delays. The project is widening the roadway to 11-foot lanes each direction with 3-foot shoulders. It consists of widening the roadway, extending structures, replacing driveway pipes, sealcoat, surface mix, striping, and new roadway signage.

US 175 Widening Project - Phase III - Anderson County
• Limits: From 0.85 mile east of FM 315 in Poynor SE to .5 mile NW of SH 155 at Frankston
• Contractor: A.L. Helmcamp, Inc.
• Cost: $27.6 million
• Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2019
Work continues in the eastbound lanes with hot mix base applications set to begin at various locations between CR 4236 and CR 300. Flex base operations are ongoing between Cemetery Rd. and CR 300. Other activities include backfilling at box culverts in the two southernmost lanes from Elm St. to Cemetery Rd; mulching and seeding in graded areas throughout the project limits; clear/grub, excavation, and installation and repair of SW3P items. The project is expanding US 175 from two lanes to a four-lane divided highway with a depressed median.  

US 287 Overlay Project
• Limits: From 0.154 miles south of SH 294 in Elkhart, south to the Anderson/Houston County line
• Contractor: Big Creek Construction
• Cost: $4 million
• Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2019
Closeout activities continue throughout the project limits. Expect daily lane closures and delays. The speed limit has been restored to 70 mph throughout the project which consists of guard fence upgrades, base repair, mill & inlay, surface treatment, surface hot mix, and permanent striping.

US 287 Super 2 Project
• Limits: From just north of FM 2419 south to 1.7 miles north of SH 294 in Elkhart
• Contractor: A.L. Helmcamp, Inc.
• Cost: $6.1 million
• Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2020
Current work includes excavation, embankment, installation of erosion control items on the south side of the roadway, cross structure extension, replacing driveway pipes, and bridge work at Tanyard Creek on northbound side. Motorists should use caution when traveling through the project and expect lane closures and delays. The speed limit has been reduced to 60 mph through portions of the project. The contract consists of base repair, treated subgrade, surface asphalt, upgrading structures, signs, and pavement markings.Anderson County – Palestine Maintenance crews plan to conduct hot mix overlay operations on US 287N between SH 19 and Spur 324. Once complete, operations move to FM 322 from Loop 256 to FM 319 and will include base repairs. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control.

Anderson County construction projects updates:

US 79 at UPRR Overpass Project (Notice of Project Completion)
• Limits: From 1.5 miles east of FM 2574 to 0.5 miles past UPRR Overpass
• Contractor: Drewery Construction Company, Inc.
• Cost: $1.6 million
• Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2019
This project has been completed.

County Road 355 @ Wells Creek Bridge Replacement
• Limits: CR 355 @ Wells Creek - 3.6 miles & 3.7 miles south of US 79
• Contractor: Baker & Reid Co., LLC
• Cost: $607,852.40
• Anticipated Completion Date: Winter 2019
Current work includes rock riprap and drill shafts. The roadway is closed at Wells Creek for the duration of the project with no thru traffic allowed. Motorists must use alternate routes. The project consists of replacing the bridges and approaches, metal beam guard fence, grading, base and surface.

FM 2054 Widening Project
• Limits: From FM 321 south to 0.866 miles south of County Road 2802
• Contractor: A.L. Helmcamp, Inc.
• Cost: $2.6 million
• Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2019
Road widening activities are being conducted. Expect daily lane closures and delays. The project is widening the roadway to 11-foot lanes each direction with 3-foot shoulders. It consists of widening the roadway, extending structures, replacing driveway pipes, sealcoat, surface mix, striping, and new roadway signage.

US 175 Widening Project - Phase III - Anderson County
• Limits: From 0.85 mile east of FM 315 in Poynor SE to .5 mile NW of SH 155 at Frankston
• Contractor: A.L. Helmcamp, Inc.
• Cost: $27.6 million
• Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2019
Work continues in the eastbound lanes with hot mix base applications set to begin at various locations between CR 4236 and CR 300. Flex base operations are ongoing between Cemetery Rd. and CR 300. Other activities include backfilling at box culverts in the two southernmost lanes from Elm St. to Cemetery Rd; mulching and seeding in graded areas throughout the project limits; clear/grub, excavation, and installation and repair of SW3P items. The project is expanding US 175 from two lanes to a four-lane divided highway with a depressed median.  

US 287 Overlay Project
• Limits: From 0.154 miles south of SH 294 in Elkhart, south to the Anderson/Houston County line
• Contractor: Big Creek Construction
• Cost: $4 million
• Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2019
Closeout activities continue throughout the project limits. Expect daily lane closures and delays. The speed limit has been restored to 70 mph throughout the project which consists of guard fence upgrades, base repair, mill & inlay, surface treatment, surface hot mix, and permanent striping.

US 287 Super 2 Project
• Limits: From just north of FM 2419 south to 1.7 miles north of SH 294 in Elkhart
• Contractor: A.L. Helmcamp, Inc.
• Cost: $6.1 million
• Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2020
Current work includes excavation, embankment, installation of erosion control items on the south side of the roadway, cross structure extension, replacing driveway pipes, and bridge work at Tanyard Creek on northbound side. Motorists should use caution when traveling through the project and expect lane closures and delays. The speed limit has been reduced to 60 mph through portions of the project. The contract consists of base repair, treated subgrade, surface asphalt, upgrading structures, signs, and pavement markings.

 

 
 

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