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TxDOT Seal Coat Project to Begin Next Week
Contact: Barbara Seal
Phone: (940) 937-7288
Date: April 12, 2017

CHILDRESS – TxDOT will begin a project on April 18 to increase the life of its existing pavement structures. More than 151 miles of state roadways in the district will see $3.8 million worth of preventive maintenance seal coat work.

These counties and roads will be affected:

  • Childress (FM 94)
  • Collingsworth (US 83, SH 203, FM 3143)
  • Dickens (US 82)
  • Donley (US 287)
  • Foard (US 70)
  • Hall (FM 1041, FM 2472, FM 3517, FM 94)
  • Hardeman (FM 1166)
  • Knox (SH 222, FM 2701) 
  • Wheeler (SH 152, FM 592, FM 277)

Weather permitting, contractor CDM Holdings LLC expects to complete this project by mid-May 2017.

“Maintenance and system preservation is our largest expenditure, and seal coating provides a variety of benefits to the roadway,” said Chris Reed, P.E., Childress District Director of Construction, “including a waterproof surface that prevents moisture from entering and weakening the roadbed. Seal coating also reduces deterioration and cracking of the asphalt surface, which will prolong the life of the pavement.”

“Safety is the top priority at TxDOT and the basis for planning, building, and maintaining our transportation system. The system that allows all of that requires constant maintenance and preservation,” said Darwin Lankford, P.E., Childress District Director of Maintenance. “The public depends on transportation every day and TxDOT is responsible to Texas drivers, our partners and others to address transportation needs and to be responsible stewards of our state’s resources.”

Motorists can expect lane closures and a pilot car to guide traffic through the work zone, and are asked to drive with caution, be on the lookout for workers and avoid distractions.

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