The Texas Department of Transportation is stepping up its efforts to make highways safer in East Texas.
Safety features in the form of texturized centerlines and shoulders will be added to 18 area highways.
TxDOT district traffic engineer Rebecca Wells said, “We are looking at installing texturized pavement methods to centerline areas of these highways to help prevent crossover crashes and along the shoulders to prevent run-off-the-road crashes. The texturized pavement methods make noise when vehicle tires run over them, alerting drivers that they are getting out of their traffic lane.”
Highways scheduled to receive the improvements are:
Work on the projects should begin in November of this year and take about nine months to complete.