Work near Lindale Relief Route to close lanes through Nov. 17

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Officials with the Texas Department of Transportation have announced that due to work on the Lindale Relief Route, lane closures will be in effect for the next two weeks near the intersection of Loop 49 and I-20.

Deck panels and overhangs are being installed at the Toll 49 Main Lane Bridge and will continue from south to north through Nov. 17.

The contractor will close lanes beginning with the eastbound outside lane and from 2 a.m.-5 a.m. on Nov. 9, another closure is planned to place concrete for the bridge deck at FM 16.

Traffic is to be stopped in both directions and local law enforcement will be on site to assist with traffic control. No lane closures will be allowed after noon on Fridays, TxDOT officials said.

Other TxDOT projects in Smith County include:

Tyler maintenance crews are scheduled to perform edge repairs on FM 1252. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control. A second crew will perform base repairs in the parking area of Derrick Park on the eastbound side of I-20, then moving to the westbound side.

Watch for flaggers directing traffic through the parking areas.

FM 850 Bridge Replacement Project

Limits: FM 580 at Mud Creek just east of FM 21

Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2018

The contractor is currently removing the existing structure and will start work on embankment and drill shafts. The project will replace the existing bridge with a wider one.

SH 64E Resurfacing Project

Limits: From Loop 323 to 1.7 miles southeast of Spur 248

Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2017

Night time work will continue throughout the week. The project consists of making repairs to the curb and gutter across from Brookshire’s on SH 64 just east of Loop 323 and placing a new surface from the loop to Chapel Hill.

SH 64W Resurfacing Project

Limits: From Loop 323 to 0.7 miles west of FM 724

Anticipated completion date: Fall 2017

Cleanup operations continue on this project from Loop 323 to just past Tyler Pounds Airport. Expect lane closures and possible delays.

SH 31E Widening Project

Limits: From FM 757 to FM 2012

Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2017

Cleanup activities are being conducted. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control. The speed limit during work hours is 60 mph.

SH 31E Overlay Project

Limits: From Loop 323 to FM 850

Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2017

Cleanup work is underway on this project where a Porous Friction Course surface has been applied. Expect lane closures.

US 271 Mill and Inlay Project

Limits: From 0.4 miles south of Spur 147 at Oakwood St., south to SH 64/Fifth St. in Tyler

Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2017

No work is planned for this night time project that consists of base repairs, applying a hot mix surface and striping. When work resumes it will be conducted between the hours of 7:30 p.m. and 6 a.m.

Spur 248 Widening Project

Limits: From 1.75 miles west of FM 848/Old Omen Road going east to SH 64 southeast of Tyler

Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2018

Work on the north side of the roadway will continue and includes embankment and drainage structures. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control. The speed limit is 55 mph during construction to widen Spur 248 from two lanes to a four-lane divided roadway with flush median.

I-20 Resurfacing Project

Limits: From US 69 to FM 14 WB only

Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2017

Paving operations are ongoing in the westbound lanes. This project is placing a new Porous Friction Course (PFC) surface in the westbound lanes and installing upgrades to the metal beam guard fence along this stretch of I-20.

Turn Lanes Project

Limits: Various locations throughout Tyler

Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2018

Work continues on US 69/Broadway and South Town Drive to remove the concrete curb and gutter and backfill the existing pavement. Expect lane closures and delays with flaggers providing traffic control.

The project is removing the existing medians to extend the turn lanes, and adding right turn lanes to various intersections in Tyler. Work will be conducted on US 69, Cumberland Road, Independence, South Donnybrook, Rice, South Town and wrap up at Grande and FM 2493.

Tyler State Park

Limits: Inside Tyler State Park

Anticipated Completion Date: Winter 2017

This project is occuring inside the park. Check the park website for public notifications.

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