TxDOT announces cable barrier expansion

ATLANTA – Cable median barrier will soon be installed along three sections of roadway in Harrison, Morris and Titus Counties according to plans approved in September by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT).

“This safety project will place almost 10 more miles of cable barriers on our area roadways,” said Atlanta District Director of Transportation Operations Rebecca Wells. “Cable barriers consist of several strands of high-tension cable and are designed to catch vehicles in the median before they cross over into oncoming traffic,” she said.

Sections of roadway scheduled to receive cable median barriers are:

  • US 80 in Harrison County from SL 281 to Tom Brown Parkway – 5.5 miles
  • SH 11 in Morris County from 0.7 miles east of US 259 to 3.4 miles east of US 259 – 2.7 miles
  • US 271 in Titus County from 1 mile south of SH 49 to 1 mile west of Business 271 – 1.7 miles

Massana Construction Inc. of Tyrone, GA as awarded the project with a low bid of $1,862,982.

Work on the project is expected to begin in early 2023. Once underway, the project should take about 10 months to complete, weather permitting.