Work begins next week to resurface 7th Street in Texarkana


Beginning Tuesday, a section of eastbound US 67 (7th Street) in Texarkana will receive a new riding surface under a contract approved in December by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT).

“We will be resurfacing a 1.6-mile section of the highway from the Arkansas State Line to Apple Street,” said Paul Wong, area engineer for TxDOT in Texarkana. “We will be making repairs to some of the old pavement and then repaving the entire roadway.

“We will also be restriping the traffic lanes on this one-way roadway to reduce the number of traffic lanes from three to two between Milam Street and Texas Boulevard,” Wong said. “This modification will enhance safety by providing shoulders and increasing the distance between the travel lanes and roadside obstructions.”

The finished roadway will have two 12-foot traffic lanes with 9-foot shoulders on each side.

Work on the project should take about two months to complete, Wong said.

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