TxDOT seal coating begins
CHILDRESS – The Texas Department of Transportation began a project on Tuesday, April 18, to increase the life of its existing pavement structures in the Childress District.
More than 151 miles of state roadways in the district will see $3.8 million worth of preventive maintenance seal coat work.
In addition to US 287 through Donley County, the following counties and roadways are slated to be affected: Childress (FM 94); Collingsworth (US 83, SH 203, FM 3143); Dickens (US 82); Foard (US 70); Hall (FM 1041, FM 2472, FM 3517, FM 94); Hardeman (FM 1166); Knox (SH 222, FM 2701); and Wheeler (SH 152, FM 592, FM 277).
Weather permitting, contractor CDM Holdings LLC, expects to complete work by mid-May 2017.
“Maintenance and system preservation is our largest expenditure, and seal coating provides a variety of benefits to the roadway,” said Chris Reed, P.E., Childress District Director of Construction, “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 will prolong the life of the pavement.”
“Safety is the top priority at TxDOT and the basis for planning, building, and maintaining our transportation system. The system that allows all of that requires constant maintenance and preservation,” said TxDOT’s Darwin Lankford.
Motorists can expect lane closures and a pilot car to guide traffic, and are asked to drive with caution, be on the lookout for workers, and avoid distractions.