TxDOT crews continue work on FM 849 Bridge


Maintenance crews from Texas Department of Transportation’s Tyler District plan to continue work this week on the FM 849 Bridge at Interstate 20 near Hideaway as well as edge repairs on FM 16 between FM 757 and U.S. 271, TxDOT spokesperson Kathi White said.

Lane closures with flaggers conducting traffic control at both locations will be in effect, she said.

Other Smith County construction projects include:

Legacy Trails – Hike and Bike Trail Development

Limits: West Trail: Three Lakes Pkwy to FM 2813; East Trail: Three Lake Pkwy to Cumberland Rd

Anticipated Completion Date: Spring 2019

No lane closures are planned as the contractor continues to remove and replace sidewalks at Dueling Oaks. This project consists of constructing 4.4 miles of hike and bike trails in Southwest Tyler. The project includes the construction of parking lots, driveways, landscaping, pedestrian ramps, crosswalks and drainage structures along the 10-foot wide hike and bike trails.

FM 849 Bridge Replacement Project

Limits: FM 849 at I-20

Anticipated Completion Date: Spring 2018

The contractor continues bridge substructure work. Earthwork is ongoing on the north and south sides of I-20. Daily lane closures on the inside lanes of eastbound and westbound will be utilized for bridge work in the median of I-20. This is an emergency bridge replacement project consisting of removing the existing steel and concrete structure and replacing it with a new 4-span reinforced concrete structure. Work will also include the widening of the bridge approaches and improvements to the I-20 ramps.

FM 850 Bridge Replacement Project

Limits: FM 850 at Mud Creek just east of FM 21

Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2018

The contractor will begin bridge substructure work. The road is closed at Mud Creek with traffic detoured. The project will replace the existing bridge with a wider one.

U.S. 271 Mill and Inlay Project

Limits: From 0.4 miles south of Spur 147 at Oakwood St., south to SH 64/Fifth St. in Tyler

Anticipated Completion Date: January 2018

With paving work complete, the contractor will be performing clean up and striping operations. The project consists of base repairs, planing, applying a hot mix surface and striping.

SH 31E Widening Project

Limits: From FM 757 to FM 2012

Anticipated Completion Date: January 2018

Cleanup activities are ongoing. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control. The speed limit during work hours is 60 mph.

Spur 248 Widening Project

Limits: From 1.75 miles west of FM 848/Old Omen Road going east to SH 64 southeast of Tyler

Anticipated Completion Date: Summer 2018

Embankment, sub-grade and drainage work continue on the north side of the roadway. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control. The speed limit is 55 mph during construction to widen Spur 248 from two lanes to a four-lane divided roadway with a flush median.

I-20 Resurfacing Project

Limits: From U.S. 69 to FM 14 WB only

Anticipated Completion Date: January 2018

The contractor continues placing bridge joints, striping, and milled rumble strips. The project is placing a new Porous Friction Course (PFC) surface in the westbound lanes and upgrading the MBGF along this stretch of I-20.


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