TxDOT Lubbock District Seal Coat Season Begins

Published 07/21 2014 01:12PM

Updated 07/21 2014 01:30PM

LUBBOCK, TX (PRESS RELEASE) -- More than 194 miles of state roadways are part of the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Lubbock District’s 2014 seal coat program. Roadways in Bailey, Castro, Cochran, Dawson, Gaines, Garza, Hale, Hockley, Lamb, Lubbock, Parmer, Terry and Swisher counties will see $8.1 million of preventative maintenance work during the months of July and August.

“Seal coating provides a variety of benefits to the roadway,” said James Combes, P.E., Brownfield Area engineer, “including a waterproof surface that prevents moisture from entering and weakening the roadbed. Seal coating also reduces deterioration and cracking of the asphalt surface, which prolongs the life of the pavement.”

Other roadway benefits include an improved non-skid surface in wet or icy conditions and an anti-glare and increased reflective surface for night and wet weather driving, Combes noted.

Contractor Ronald R. Wagner & Co., LP, of Kendalia, Texas, is scheduled to begin seal coat operations Thursday, July 24, on FM 828 in Dawson County. Other roadways included in the 2014 seal coat program are:

Bailey County—FM 54
Castro County—SH 194 and FM 168
Cochran County—FM 1780
Dawson County—FM 828 (two segments)
Gaines—SH 83
Garza County—US 84
Hale County—SH 194
Hockley County—FM 168 (two segments)
Lamb County—US 84
Lubbock County—FM 1294, FM 2255, FM 40, FM 835, Spur 331 and FM 789
Parmer County—FM 2013 and FM 2298
Terry County—US 62 (two segments)
Swisher County—SH 194, SH 86 and FM 2301 (two segments)

The seal coat operations are expected to continue through late-August. Motorists can expect lane closures and a pilot car to guide traffic through the work zone, and are asked to drive with caution through the work zone, be on the lookout for workers and avoid distractions for their own safety and the safety of the workers. Work will take place weather permitting.

(Press release from TxDOT) 

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