TxDOT to repair pavement & bridges on the Loop; Possible, but slight traffic delays expected
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) awarded a contract to MHB Construction of Ft. Worth, Texas for $176,580.50. This contract provides for the repair of concrete pavement slabs on Loop 286 in Paris. Also, under this contract repairs will be made to abutments to the FM 195/20th Street NE overpass as well as the US 82 West/Bonham Street overpass. Work will begin on March 18th and is scheduled to be completed by the end of May.
This work is being performed to repair concrete pavement slabs and bridge abutments that have cracked and become rough due to heavy traffic loads. The serviceability and sufficiency of these two overpasses are excellent and this repair work will ensure that they stay that way. While construction is underway, one lane of traffic on the loop will be closed while repairs are made. TxDOT will endeavor to have all lanes of traffic open over the week ends. On occasion, traffic will be held by flagmen when workers must temporarily be located in the traveled way. Advanced warning signs, barrels, and arrow boards will be used to alert drivers that they are entering a construction zone with a lane closure. Access to adjacent properties and places of business near the construction areas will be maintained throughout the duration of contract work.
Safety is a priority in this and all work zones and TxDOT urges the traveling public to observe warning signs and limit their distractions while traveling through the work area. It is TxDOT’s mission to work with others to provide safe and reliable transportation solutions for Texas.