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Pavement Work Set in Lamar and Red River Counties
Contact: Tim McAlavy
Phone: (903) 737-9213
Date: April 5, 2017

PARIS – Texas Department of Transportation officials today announced that motorists traveling in Lamar and Red River counties during the next four to six weeks should watch for daytime lane closures and work zones at several locations.

Contractor R.K. Hall will begin milling and inlay work April 7 to repave BU 82K in Avery, Texas. Similar work will follow at select locations along US 82, State Highway 37, US 271 and Front Street in Detroit, Texas, and along FM 909 in Clarksville. All are in Red River County.

The contractor will then focus on various locations in Lamar County, including Loop 286 at FM 79 in Paris; FM 195, US 271 at Stone Avenue, FM 1508 and Clarksville Street in Paris; and at the US 271-Loop 286 interchange in Paris.

TxDOT officials said this project, valued at more than $1.03 million, will resurface more than 83,000 square yards of existing pavement and be completed in four to six weeks, weather permitting.

Motorists are advised to remain alert for daytime lane closures while driving in these areas, obey all traffic controls on site and reduce their speed while approaching and traveling through work zones. They should also avoid distractions such as cell phones, eating, drinking or car audio or navigation systems. The temporary lane closures will not affect nighttime traffic.


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