TxDOT to Begin Construction of Curb Ramps in Paris and Cooper
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Last year, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) awarded a contract to Interstate Improvement, Inc. of Fairbault, MN for $1,629,779.06. This contract provides for the construction of curb ramps at intersections in Clarksville, Paris and Cooper. Work began in Clarksville on November 7th and should be completed by the end of the month. Work is scheduled to begin this week in Paris and in Cooper by the end of the month.
This work is being performed to improve accessibility at these intersections and to bring them into compliance with current Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards. The ramps and adjacent sidewalks will be closed to pedestrian traffic while workers are present. On occasion, traffic will be held by flagmen when workers must temporarily be located in the traveled way. Advanced warning signs will be used to alert both drivers and pedestrians alike that they are entering a construction zone. Access to adjacent properties and places of business near the construction areas will be maintained throughout the duration of contract work.
Safety is a priority in these work zones and TxDOT urges the traveling public to observe warning signs during the construction of this project. It is TxDOT’s mission to work with others to provide safe and reliable transportation solutions for Texas.
There will be ramps in the following locations in Paris.
- BU 82 H (Bonham Street)
- BU 82 H (Grand Avenue)
- BU 82 H (Clarksville Street)
- BU 82 H (Lamar Avenue)
- BU 271 B (Main Street)
- BU 271 B (First Street)
- BU 271 B (Clarksville Street)
- SH 19 (Church Street)
- SH 19 (Hearn Street)
- SH 19 (Main Street)
- SH 19 (First Street)
- FM 137 (19th Street)
- FM 195 (20th Street)
- FM 1507 (Jefferson Road)