August 3, 2018

LUBBOCK – The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) began work this week to seal coat several roadways across the Lubbock District. The work is part of TxDOT’s annual road maintenance program and will make $14.06 million in improvements to preserve the roadways.

“Seal coating provides a variety of benefits to the roadway including providing a waterproof surface that prevents moisture from entering and weakening the roadbed,” said Mike Wittie, P.E., TxDOT Lubbock Area engineer and project manager. “Seal coating also reduces deterioration and cracking of the asphalt surface, which prolongs the life of the pavement.”

More than 350 miles of Lubbock District roads will be seal coated this summer. Roadways undergoing seal coat improvements at various locations are:

Gaines County—SH 83, SH 214, FM 181

Terry County—US 380, US 62

Yoakum County—SH 214

The project contractor, Ronald R. Wagner & Co., LP, of Kendalia, TX, began operations on Wednesday, August 1, in Crosby and Floyd counties and will be working counterclockwise around the Lubbock District.

“With two work crews performing seal coat operations, more than one road in an area may be affected at the same time. Drivers can expect daytime lane closures and traffic to be guided through to construction are via pilot car during the operations. Motorists are asked to drive with caution through the work zone for their safety and the safety of the workers,” Wittie said.

Seal coat operations and restriping of the roadways will take several weeks to complete with all work anticipated to be completed by late-August. Work will take place weather permitting.

For more information, contact TxDOT Public Information Officer Dianah Ascencio at (806) 748-4472.