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TxDOT: Project Updates
UNDATED - Here's a quick look at events and work planned in the Tyler District:

TxDOT to close part of FM 16 near Winona SMITH COUNTY -- The Texas Department of Transportation is scheduled to begin a month-long closure of FM 16 beginning Wednesday, August 25 so a pair of functionally obsolete bridges can be upgraded.
The two bridges to be upgraded are located just west of FM 757 on FM 16 near Starrville.
FM 16 will be open to local traffic only while the bridges are undergoing the upgrades, but closed to all traffic at the bridge under construction.
"Completely closing a roadway while work is in progress is always the last option," said TxDOT public information officer Larry Krantz. "But in this case, due to the narrow width on the bridge and the potential time savings closing the road offers, we decided closing the roadway would be our best option."
Before the project begins, TxDOT will post the following detour:
Eastbound traffic should take SH 155 south to US 271, then north on US 271 to FM 757.
Westbound traffic should take FM 757 south to US 271, then take US 271 south to SH 155, then north on SH 155 to Winona.
Motorists also have the option of using Interstate 20 between SH 155 and US 271.
Once the two bridges west of FM 757 have been upgraded, two additional bridges between FM 757 and US 271 will undergo similar upgrades.
That section of FM 16 will also be closed to thru-traffic while work is in progress.

TxDOT plans work in Rusk County
RUSK COUNTY -- Texas Department of Transportation maintenance crews this week are scheduled to perform base and pavement repairs in various locations on FM 13 between Loop 571 in Henderson and SH 42. Crews are also scheduled make base repairs on FM 1251 between FM 3231 and FM 2658 in far eastern Rusk County, and on FM 2658 between SH 43 and FM 1251.
Daytime lane closures will be in effect in each location while the work is in progress, and flaggers will control traffic in two-lane areas.

TxDOT plans work in Van Zandt County
VAN ZANDT COUNTY -- Texas Department of Transportation maintenance crews this week are scheduled to perform base and pavement repairs on FM 1255 between FM 17 and Interstate 20, and on FM 1653 Daytime lane closures will be in effect while the work is in progress, and flaggers and a pilot vehicle will control traffic. Loose gravel may be present for several days following a seal coat application.

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