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Keep an eye out for extra road crews through November

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The Texas Department of Transportation began crack seal road maintenance last week in Rains County, 

  and the work will continue across the region through November.  The project will progress through Hunt, Hopkins, Franklin, Red River, Delta, Lamar, Fannin and Grayson counties, in that order, as the crack seal work is sequentially completed. 

According to TXDoT training, Crack Sealing is conducted when large cracks must be sealed with a crack sealant. If they are excessively large, it may be necessary to cut them out and apply a hot or cold mix patch. Cracks this large, however, are not common in Texas, unless there has been a failure or distress in the base or subbase. In this event, the whole section must be removed, including the base or subbase, and completely rebuilt.

Full TXDoT release below:

For Immediate Release Oct. 3, 2014 Crack Seal Work Begins in Nine Northeast Texas Counties Paris – Motorists traveling in Northeast Texas this month and in November should be prepared to slow down when they encounter work crews on the roadways. Texas Department of Transportation officials recently cleared D&M Contractors LLC to begin crack seal work on some roads in nine counties surrounding Paris. The contractor began work in Rains County on Oct. 1, and will progress through Hunt, Hopkins, Franklin, Red River, Delta, Lamar, Fannin and Grayson counties, in that order, as the crack seal work is sequentially completed. Aaron Bloom, TxDOT area engineer based in Sherman, said the contractor should complete this project by Nov. 30, at an estimated cost of more than $766,000. He advised motorists that temporary, one-lane closures may occasionally be in place on these roadways while the work is underway, especially during daylight hours. Bloom requested that motorists pay special attention to traffic control devices and flaggers when they encounter work crews, and reduce their speed accordingly in work zones on area roadways. For more information, call (903) 737-9213 or email tim.mcalavy@txdot.gov. -30- Texas Department of Transportation The Texas Department of Transportation is responsible for maintaining 80,000 miles of road and for supporting aviation, rail, and public transportation across the state. TxDOT and its 12,000 employees are committed to working with others to provide safe and reliable transportation solutions for Texas by maintaining a safe system, addressing congestion, connecting Texas communities, and being a Best in Class state agency. Find out more at www.txdot.gov. Fan us on Facebook, www.facebook.com/txdot; and follow us on Twitter, www.twitter.com/txdot.

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