COLLINSVILLE — The Texas Department of Transportation has announced plans to begin work on FM 902 west of Collinsville, with the first traffic control device slated to hit the road Wednesday. TxDOT will spend $1.2 million to improve 1.8 miles of FM 902 from the Cooke County line to U.S. Highway 377, with a scheduled completion date of May 2015.

COLLINSVILLE — The Texas Department of Transportation has announced plans to begin work on FM 902 west of Collinsville, with the first traffic control device slated to hit the road Wednesday. TxDOT will spend $1.2 million to improve 1.8 miles of FM 902 from the Cooke County line to U.S. Highway 377, with a scheduled completion date of May 2015.


"TxDOT officials request that travelers along this roadway give special attention to traffic control devices and flaggers while the work is underway," said TxDOT spokesman Tim McAlavy. "Motorists should be prepared to accommodate single-lane closures at times during daylight hours, and are encouraged to reduce their speed and drive safely to road conditions."


The first phase of the project, in which the contractor will widen the road and perform subgrade improvements, is scheduled to wrap by late December. In spring, workers will return to the site and seal coat the road to complete the job.


TxDOT will then turn its attention to repairing the adjoining, 14.4-mile section of FM 902, from Highway 377 to State Highway 289. That project, with an estimated cost of $7.2 million, will be submitted for bids any day now, said McAlavy. The TxDOT spokesman declined to estimate when construction might begin, saying only that "construction begins after the contractor meets with the area engineer and learns what safety measures or special construction precautions/measures need to be accommodated based on TxDOT’s records of that roadway."