LUBBOCK, Texas (NEWS RELEASE) — The following is a news release from the TxDOT:
More than 320 miles of state roadways are scheduled for preventative maintenance work during the months of July and August. The roads are part of the Lubbock District’s 2020 seal coat program.
“Seal coating provides a variety of benefits to the roadway,” said Mike Wittie P.E., TxDOT Lubbock 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, Wittie noted
Contractors Lipham Asphalt & Paving Co., LLC, of Aspermont, Texas, and Cox Paving of Texas, LLC., of Blanco, Texas, are scheduled to begin sealcoat operations on the $12.44 million project on Monday, July 13, to various locations on roadways in Floyd County (FM 54, FM 378, FM 97), before moving onto roads in Crosby County. Other roadways included in the 2020 seal coat program are:
- Bailey—FM 1731 and FM 746
- Castro—FM 1055, FM 2392 and FM 168
- Cochran—SH 114
- Crosby—FM 193, FM 378 and SH 20
- Dawson—FM 2053, FM 179 and US 180
- Garza—US 84 and US 380
- Hale—FM 1071 and FM 179
- Hockley—SH 114, FM 1585 and FM 41
- Lamb —US 385, FM 303 and FM 168
- Lubbock —US 62, FM 1730, FM 2255 and FM 1585
- Lynn—US 84 and US 380
- Parmer—FM 1731 and FM 1172
- Swisher—FM 1424 and FM 146
- Terry—US 62 and US 380
The sealcoat operations are expected to continue through the end of 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.
For more information, contact TxDOT Public Information Officer Dianah Ascencio at (806) 748-4472.
(News release from the Texas Department of Transportation in Lubbock)