Monday, June 27, 2011
The final phase of the state’s effort to improve a portion of the highway begins this week. Highway crews with APAC-TX will begin resurfacing the highway for the next two weeks.
This last phase of the project, which includes resurfacing and restriping the highway to five-lanes, will take place at night. Beginning tonight (June 27), workers will set up lane closures as they resurface the highway between FM 421 and Walton Road. All work will take place at night from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday through Thursday. However, no work will take place during the 4th of July holiday. TxDOT has restricted to the contractor to working at night to keep from interfering with traffic.
Resurfacing the highway will take about two weeks followed by another few days of restriping. The changes will help ease congestion in one of the fastest growing areas of Southeast Texas.
This past fall, highway workers began installing guard-rail and other safety devices as a prelude to the final resurfacing phase.