Road Buzz: TxDOT Update for Week of Oct. 29

TxDOT (Athens) Maintenance plans to conduct edge repairs on SH 31E and FM 314N. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control at both locations.

Henderson County construction projects updates:

SH 31 Overlay Project

  • Limits: From FM 3204 east to 0.5 miles west of FM 315 in Chandler
  • Contractor: Big Creek Construction
  • Cost: $2.7 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2018

The contractor is scheduled to lay PFC hot mix on the surface this week. Ongoing work includes backfilling behind the guard fence mow strips. Expect daily lane closures. Watch for construction traffic exiting and merging throughout the project limits. The project consists of base repairs, mill and inlay, seal coat, surface hot mix, guardrail upgrades, and the installation of signs and pavement markings.

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Road Buzz: TxDOT Updates for Week of Oct. 22

TxDOT (Athens) Maintenance plans to perform surface repairs on SH 155, base repairs on SH 31E in Brownsboro, and edge work on FM 315 between FM 314 and US 175. Expect lane closures with flaggers providing traffic control at both locations.

Henderson County construction projects updates:

SH 31 Overlay Project

  • Limits: From FM 3204 east to 0.5 miles west of FM 315 in Chandler
  • Contractor: Big Creek Construction
  • Cost: $2.7 million
  • Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2018

The contractor is scheduled to lay PFC hot mix on the surface this week. Ongoing work includes backfilling the pavement edges and working on guard fence. Expect daily lane closures. Watch for construction traffic exiting and merging throughout the project limits. The project consists of base repairs, mill and inlay, seal coat, surface hot mix, guardrail upgrades, and the installation of signs and pavement markings.

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VIDEO: Master Gardener Harvest Garden groundbreaking

The Henderson County Master Gardeners held a groundbreaking Tuesday, Oct. 16, at the Fairpark Complex in Athens for their Harvest Garden.

“This is (the result of) many months of planning and designing,” said Extension Agent Spencer Perkins.

Pct. 2 Commissioner Wade McKinney said, “In early 2000, the Court, with the cooperation of the park board, moved to buy this 40-acre property in the hopes of supporting the facility and also to offer something more to the community. We are so glad to see this project come in ….”

Burn ban remains in place

Henderson County Commissioners decided to leave the current burn ban in place for at least another week Tuesday morning after hearing the county’s Keetch-Byrum Drought Index (KBDI) numbers are still high despite recent rains.

Fire Marshal Shane Renberg reported the county’s KBDI average is 595, still 20 points above the suggested level for a burn ban.

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May is Elder Abuse Prevention Month

Press release

The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) works to protect the unprotected, and that includes the elderly members of our communities. Since May is Elder Abuse Prevention Month, it’s the perfect time to check on elderly relatives, friends, and neighbors or attend an event in your community.

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