Special to the Tyler Morning Telegraph
A Texas Department of Transportation contractor, Brannan Paving Co. Ltd., of Victoria, has resumed the annual summer seal coat operations conducted throughout the Tyler district.
Seal coat is the department's preventive maintenance program that utilizes a two-step process to cover existing roadway surfaces with a layer of hot asphalt followed by rock. The process seals the roadway to keep water out thereby adding years of life and requiring less maintenance while providing a new driving surface for motorists, TxDOT says.
TxDOT said motorists can expect some travel delays and lane closures as the work continues for the next few weeks across the district's eight counties. Flaggers will provide traffic control. Seal coat operations will wrap up in late September, weather permitting. The installation of final striping and buttons follows the seal coat operation.
Work in Anderson County was completed Friday on U.S. Highway 84 from east of the Neches River at Cherokee County line to three miles east of Farm-to-Market Road 3266. It will resume Tuesday on U.S. 287 from FM 2706 southeast to FM 321; and Sept. 7 on FM 645 from U.S. 287 south to just north of FM 3328.
Work in Henderson County will be Thursday on State Highway 198 from FM 316 in Payne Springs southeast to 1.9 miles south of FM 316 and on FM 1861 from FM 316 east to the Van Zandt County line.
Work in Van Zandt County will be Thursday and Friday on FM 1861 from the Henderson County line east to Texas Highway 19 and Sept. 10 on Texas Highway 110 from FM 1255 North southeast to FM 16 in Van.
Work in Smith County will be Sept. 12 to 14 on U.S. 69 from the Wood County line at the south end of the Sabine River bridge southeast to south of FM 1804 north of Lindale.
Work in Wood County will be Sept. 15 and 16 on FM 852 from FM 515 in Winnsboro southeast to FM 2088 at Perryville.
Work in Gregg County will be Sept. 16 and 17 on FM 1845 from the Upshur County line southeast to U.S. 80 in Longview.