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TxDOT Begins Project to Improve SH 6 in Hardeman County
Contact: Barbara Seal
Phone: (940) 937-7288
Date: Jan. 24, 2017

CHILDRESS – TxDOT will soon begin a project to rehabilitate a portion of SH 6 south of Quanah. This project consists of milling out the existing surface and replacing with a new asphaltic concrete pavement overlay across the full width of the roadway and replacing the railing on the Pease River Bridge at the Hardeman/Foard County line.

On Wednesday, Feb. 1, the contractor will begin placing concrete railing in the center of the bridge to make an 18-foot one-way driving lane for the bridge rail replacement. Expect delays as temporary signals will be placed at each end of the bridge. Motorists are urged to pull up to the stop bar at the “Stop Here on Red” sign to allow the camera to detect their vehicle. Rumble strips and changeable message boards will be placed in advance of the signals to give motorists ample warning.

The rehabilitation of SH 6 will begin when the bridge rail project is complete. Work will begin 6 miles south of the US 287/SH 6 intersection in Quanah to the Foard County line, a distance of 7.6 miles.

Gilvin Terrell LTD of Amarillo is the contractor for this $5.2 million project. Weather permitting, this project should be complete in September 2017.

The speed limit through the construction project is 60 mph.

Safety is a top priority at TxDOT and the foundation for the agency’s planning, building and maintaining of projects across the state. When driving through a work zone, take these simple steps:

  • slow down,
  • pay attention,
  • avoid distractions such as using cell phones, and
  • be patient and plan ahead

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