Contact: Marcus Sandifer
Phone: (903) 799-1306
Date: March 27, 2020
A section of US 79 in western Panola County will receive a new riding surface during the couple of years according to plans approved in March by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT).
“We will be resurfacing a 12.3-mile section of the highway from Rusk County Line to State Highway 149 in Carthage,” said Ray Brady, area engineer for TxDOT in Marshall. “A little more work will be conducted on a 4.4-mile section beginning at the Rusk County Line. The old pavement will be removed, the base materials strengthened and then the entire roadway will be repaved.”
A.L. Helmcamp, Inc. of Buffalo, TX was awarded the contract for the construction project with a bid of $13.3 million.
Work on the project should begin in May of this year and take about 20 months to complete, Brady said.
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