In an ongoing effort to enhance state roadways and address congestion, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) approved a contract award for $15.7 million to reconstruct and widen FM 2786 from a two-lane road to a four-lane divided urban roadway in Fairview. The 1.9-mile project was awarded to Ed Bell Construction Company.
“Like all of Texas, the urban areas of our state will continue to see rapid population growth,” said Commissioner Victor Vandergriff. “Relieving congestion on our roadways not only improves our quality of life, but also enhances economic opportunities. We are pleased to partner with state and local entities who share our vision of keeping Texas moving.”
Also in Collin County a $2.6 million contract to add additional paved surface width, base repair and overlay in two locations was awarded to Jagoe-Public Company. The locations are on FM 1378 in Lucas between FM 2514 and Forest Grove and FM 2756 at FM 569 north of Farmersville.
Construction start dates will be established in upcoming meetings between TxDOT and the contractors.
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is responsible for maintaining 80,000 miles of road and for supporting aviation, rail and public transportation across the state. TxDOT and its 11,000 employees are committed to working with others to provide safe and reliable transportation solutions for Texas by maintaining a safe system, addressing congestion, connecting Texas communities, and being a Best in Class state agency. Find out more at txdot.gov.
Road conditions and traffic updates are available on the drivetexas.org website, on Facebook at facebook.com/txdot and Twitter at twitter.com/txdot or twitter.com/txdotdallaspio.
Motorists also can call TxDOT's toll-free highway condition line at 1-800-452-9292 for roadway information. For non-emergency roadside assistance, motorists can call the Texas Department of Public Safety at 1-800-525-5555. TxDOT’s four goals: Maintain a safe system, address congestion, connect Texas communities and be a Best-in-Class state agency.