New project continues improvements on I-20 Business
Big Springers are getting ready — as much as possible — for another year of road construction through their town.Before road renovation on Third and Fourth streets east of Gregg is finalized, Price Construction crews will begin the same type of work on a mile-long stretch of Business I-20 (Third and Fourth streets) west of Gregg.The project nvolves rehabilitating I-20 Business from Jones Street to U.S. 87 (Gregg Street) and will include sidewalk construction. The work will tie in with the current project to rehabilitate the route from Gregg east to N. Owens Street.Plans call for work to begin between at Brown and San Jacinto on Third Street and between San Jacinto and Gregg on Fourth Street. The right lane on Third Street and left lane on Fourth Street will be closed early in the project, with one lane remaining open to traffic on each roadway. Work on the north lanes will progress through the project area. Traffic will then be switched to the reconstructed lanes and work will be completed on the south lanes. TxDOT officials are asking drivers to remain attentive and cautious when traveling through the work zone.Price Construction is expected to complete the renovation by May 2014 ata cost of about $5.6 million.