Safety features in the form of texturized center lines and shoulders will be added to 13 area highways during coming months.

This according to plans approved in April by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT).

“We are looking at installing texturized pavement methods to center line areas of these highways to help prevent crossover crashes and along the shoulders to prevent run-off-the-road crashes,” said Rebecca Wells, director of Traffic Operations for TxDOT in Atlanta.  “The texturized pavement methods make noise when vehicle tires run over them, alerting drivers that they are getting out of their traffic lane.”

Stripe-A-Zone of Grand Prairie was awarded the contract for the construction on these projects with a bid of $1.1 million.

Work on the projects should begin in July of this year and take about three months to complete, Wells said.

Highways scheduled to receive the improvements are

 

County

HighwayLimitsMiles
BowieUS 259From: Oklahoma State Line

To: US 82

12.3

BowieFM 558From: FM 2516

To: 3.6 miles south of FM 2516

3.6

BowieFM 2148From: US 67

To: I-30

4.0

BowieFM 3287From: Presley Road

To: FM 989

1.3

CampFM 2454From: FM 556

To:  Upshur County Line

0.6

CassSH 77From: FM 250

To: FM 2065

5.5

CassSH 43From: FM 248

To: Marion County Line

10.2

HarrisonFM 134From: FM 1999

To: FM 1998

5.1

MarionFM 3001From: Harrison County Line

To: FM 726

6.6

MorrisFM 997From: FM 144

To: 3.8 miles south of FM 144

3.8

PanolaSH 315From: Rusk County Line

To: US 79

17.3

TitusUS 67From: Franklin County Line

To: US 271

7.7

UpshurFM 2454From: Camp County Line

To: FM 2088

7.1