TxDOT continues to widen SH 77 in Atlanta

By Mark Lane (@therealmarklane)

ATLANTA, Tx. — Work continues on State Highway 77 from Farm-to-Market 251 to Farm-to-Market 1841 in Atlanta as workers widen the highway.

In nearby Marion County, U.S.-59 is undergoing the repair of concrete approaches on a railroad overpass north of State Highway 49. Traffic is restricted to just one lane in each direction.

Also in Marion County State Highway 43 is having steel grating replaced on a bridge at Big Cypress Creek. Traffic is down to one lane and controlled by a traffic signal.

In Bowie County, the repairing of concrete on U.S.-82 in New Boston will commence between State Highway 8 and U.S.-259, the Texas Department of Transportation announced Friday.

Various lanes will be closed. Drivers should consider other routes if they feel the construction would impact their travel time.

TxDOT is also still constructing a new bridge on U.S.-259 that will cross the Red River north of De Kalb.


Here is a list of the other construction and repairs happening across the area:


Harrison County

IH 20 Westbound – From SH 43 to Gregg County Line, repairing pavement. Various lane closures, expect delays.

US 59 – At Loop 390, reconstructing intersection for concrete pavement. Traffic restricted to one lane each direction.

US 59 – From FM 1186 to Panola County Line, replacing guardrail on bridges.


Morris County

IH 30 – From Titus County Line to Bowie County Line, repairing pavement and installing new guard rails. Various lane closures.


Panola County

SH 149 – at SH 315, constructing overpass and widening highway.


Titus County

US 271 – From I-30 to SH 49, repairing concrete pavement. Various lane closures.

Upshur County

SH 155 – From south of Sabine River to US 80, replacing bridges and widening roadway.