The repairs to State Highway 19 have started from the Delta County line to Sulphur Springs.
One-lane traffic will span the length of the 13 miles while the Richard Drake Construction Company LLC works to first remove the faulty asphalt and then replace it with an improved surface.
According to officials from the Texas Department of Transportation the target date for completion is Monday, Sept. 26. The contractor will mill and remove the top one and one-quarter inch of the existing pavement surface, and then place one and one-quarter inch of Type F hot-mix asphalt concrete on the roadway.
TxDOT officials asked drivers to remain alert and drive to road conditions when traveling on SH 19 north of Sulphur Springs. Drivers are asked to pay special attention to all signs, barricades and traffic controls, and reduce their speed as they approach work zones on the roadway.