Contact: Dianah Ascencio
Phone: (806) 748-4472
Date: Jan. 11, 2018
DIMMITT – TxDOT will begin work next week to scrub seal several roadways across the Lubbock District. The work is part of TxDOT’s annual road maintenance program and will make $625,632 in improvements to preserve the roadways.
“Scrub sealing provides a variety of benefits to the roadway,” said Seve Sisneros, P.E., TxDOT Brownfield Area engineer and project manager. “The operation consists of applying a layer of asphalt or emulsion to the roadway, followed by sand or a small aggregate on top to fill in cracks on the roadway’s surface. The operation is a cost-effective way to prevent water from entering the roadbed and thus extend the life of the pavement.”
Roadways undergoing scrub seal improvements at various locations are:
Project contractor CDM Holdings LLC, of New Boston, Texas, will begin scrub seal operations on Jan. 16 along FM 1057 in Castro County, with the operation moving into the southern counties then back into the northern part of the Lubbock District.
“Drivers can expect day-time lane closures and traffic to be guided through to construction area 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,” Sisneros said.
Scrub seal operations and restriping of the roadways will take several weeks to complete with all work anticipated to be completed by late February. Work will take place weather permitting.
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