The new innovations will be implemented throughout the state and improve safety for motorists and roadside workers
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The organization’s new “Drive Friendly. Drive Safe” campaign is designed to highlight some of the driving behaviors that continue to cause issues on our roadways.
The group says that hundreds of projects to add shoulders and width on more than 1,000 miles of rural, two-lane highways have made them much safer.
Micro-surfacing along 50th Street has been postponed, and seal coating along 19th Street will begin Wednesday.
Motorists will not be able to park along the southern 19th Street curb line during the seal coating, and residents will have intermittent accessibility during the work.
According to a press release from TxDOT, many anticipated that the project would take 20 years, but it has been completed in half the time.
TxDOT says that the roadway benefit of seal coating is a waterproof surface that keeps the roadbed from being weakened, and also adds an improved non-skid surface in wet or icy conditions, as well as an anti-glare and increased reflective surface.
The paving operations at each location are expected to take up to a week to complete, and motorists can expect daily lane closures, possible overnight lane closures, and traffic delays.
Over $1.5 billion of transportation projects across the state were approved today. The projects include work on interstates across the state including 40, 35 and 69
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