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.
Construction has been under way for almost two years on the single largest highway improvement project ever seen in southern Hunt County.
But it will likely be almost two more years before motorists will be able to drive across an expanded Two-Mile Bridge/State Highway 276, the main connector between West Tawakoni in Hunt County and East Tawakoni in Rains County.
Those old, folding "Watch for Ice on Bridge" signs will be going the way of the Dodo. While not a bad idea to have a sign that could be active when necessary, Texas drivers know the reality became that these signs, once unfolded, rarely were folded back up.
Which led many of us to be hyper-vigilant for that elusive "ice on bridge" in the middle of the summer and triple-digit temperatures. Mainly so we could sit on it and cool off a bit.
GREENVILLE — There will be a change coming with the new year for motorists driving to and from L-3 Communications Integrated Systems, the Greenville Air Park and other businesses along Farm Road 1570/Jack Finney Boulevard.
Frustrated by motorists who fail to use the left lane just to pass, impeding your ability to drive freely, often prompting excessive lane changes? Intentional or not, the Texas Department of Transportation is working to end the issue.