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Summer road projects may slow traffic
Polk County Enterprise - July 2009
LIVINGSTON — TxDOT has already completed several road improvement projects in the area and it has a few more scheduled to start before Thanksgiving. Contractors will continue to work on the Hwy. 146 resurfacing project from the Hwy. 190 intersection south to FM 2610. Once crews get in there to begin work it should last just a few days then the striping crew will come in to paint lines. In August, crews from Angel Brothers Enterprises will begin to resurface Hwy. 59 from the overpass in front of Livingston Junior High School to the overpass just north of Moscow. This project is expected to last about 17 days and cover just over 13 miles of highway. The Longview Bridge & Road company will be working on FM 942 replacing a few bridges beginning in August. There are no expected road closures but there will be some detours while some of the work is being performed. The bridge over Long King Creek is one of the bridges included in the project as well as the bridges over Barnett Creek and Mud Creek. Darryl Dincans, a TxDOT representative in the area, said the new bridges will be “wider and better.” Downtown Livingston will see some stimulus money put to work beginning in late August or early September. Crews will be doing a mill and inlay from Hwy. 190, in front of the courthouse, south to Garner street. The project will be worked during the day so you can expect to see some congestion if you drive through that area. In late September or October a microsurfacing project will begin on the northbound lanes of Hwy. 59 just south of Shepherd from the railroad crossing south to the Liberty County line. A second phase of this same project will include the northbound lanes from FM 1127 to the Trinity River bridge in Urbana.