Next week, weather permitting the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will begin maintenance work on four miles of FM 1702 in Erath County from the Comanche/Erath County Line to County Road 309. The project will repair the base and subgrade materials under the roadway and is estimated to be completed by December 2013.
During construction, motorists will be reduced to one lane daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Crews will work in approximately half mile sections starting westbound to eastbound. A temporary traffic signal will be in place to safely monitor the flow of vehicles through the work zone.
Safety is a top priority at TxDOT, and the foundation for the agency’s planning, building and maintaining projects across the state. When driving through a work zone, some simple steps to take are: slow down and always follow posted speed limits, pay attention, avoid distractions such as cell phones, be patient and plan ahead. You can see all Texas road conditions by visiting: www.drivetexas.org.
TxDOT appreciates the patience of motorists, and encourages attention to all warning signs within the construction work zone while crews work diligently to complete this project as quickly and as safely as possible.
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