State Highway 149 in Panola County to be widened

ATLANTA – A portion of State Highway 149 in Panola County is scheduled to be widened soon, according to plans approved in September by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT).

“The length of this project will be 1.6 miles. It will start at 0.8 miles south of SH 315 and extend to US 59,” said Marshall Area Engineer Jacob Vise. “Plans are for this roadway to be widened from a two-lane highway to a four-lane divided highway.”

Longview Bridge and Road, LTD. of Longview was awarded the contract with a bid of $29,546,263.

Weather permitting, work is expected to begin in early 2023. The project is estimated to take about 20 months to complete.