Texas Department of Transportation officials today announced that work to construct left turn lanes on State Highway 19 north of Sulphur Springs, at its intersection with FM 71, will begin April 1.
Contractor Sammy Gist Enterprises was granted 48 working days, weather permitting, to complete this project valued at more than $837,000. The target completion date for this project is late summer 2019, officials said.
The contractor will construct left turn lanes at this intersection for both north- and south-bound traffic on SH 19, officials said. This project is designed to improve the safety of the traveling public along this portion of the roadway.
Motorists who regularly travel this portion of SH 19 in Hopkins County are asked to pay special attention to all signs, barricades and traffic controls, and reduce their speed as they approach and travel through work zones; especially while this construction is underway. They should also avoid distractions such as cell phones, eating, drinking, or car audio or navigation systems.