Loop 286 Crossover Closure Project Begins August 22 in Lamar County
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August 5, 2022
PARIS – Texas Department of Transportation officials today informed travelers in northeast Texas that a project to close four crossings on the 286 state loop around Paris, Texas, is scheduled to begin on the 22nd august.
The contractor, DL Lennon, was given 64 working days, weather permitting, to complete this project valued at over $825,000. The contractor plans to place barricades for this project on August 17, with a target completion date of January 2023.
In cooperation with the City of Paris, the project owner will close these crossings on loop 286: 31st North East Street (Home Depot); 29e Rue Nord-Est (Paris Animal Hospital); State Spur 139 (Tractor Supply/Paris Ford Lincoln); and Clement Road (Paris Farm & Ranch/Kubota).
Local businesses and the city of Paris have asked TxDOT to close these crossings due to frequent crashes, officials said. This closure project is funded by TxDOT’s Road Safety Improvement Program.
Once the project is complete, travelers on the 286 loop will be able to turn around at Pinemill Road, Collegiate Street, FM 195/20e Street NE and Stillhouse Road. The project will also extend the westbound left-turn lane to Collegiate Street. The contractor will also mill and apply new hot-mix pavement surfacing to the westbound FM 195 off-ramp, officials said.
Officials advised motorists to watch for road crews, expect delays and plan their trips on the 286 Loop in advance while this project is underway. This construction and any necessary temporary lane closures it creates are subject to change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.
Those who travel frequently on this portion of the 286 State Loop are urged to pay close attention to all barricades, traffic controls, and signs, and to reduce speed when approaching and passing through work zones. They should also avoid distractions such as cell phones, eating, drinking, or car audio or navigation systems.
for more information contact [email protected] or (903) 737-9213.
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