We were recently given word the contractor developing the Singing Hills site, Middleman Construction, will be doing work on Hwy 46 between U.S. 281 and the Bill Brown Elementary School.
The work will widen highway 46 and adjust some utility lines to accommodate the new development. TxDOT inspectors will ensure the work meets state standards, but the work is being done by a private developer and is not considered TxDOT work.
Sunday, beginning at 9 a.m., Middleman Construction will lay a seal coat on the highway to eliminate existing pavement stripes, then restripe the roadway to create a safe construction zone. Expect alternating lane closures as needed. The closure will continue until the work is finished, which should be by Sunday afternoon.
Monday night (into Tuesday morning) Middleman Construction will reduce Hwy 46 to a single lane, using one-way traffic control, while they set traffic barrier. The work will run from 8 p.m. until 6 a.m. and off-duty police officers will direct traffic.
Meanwhile, CRG continues to progress on construction of turnarounds for U.S. 281 at Hwy 46 - which is a TxDOT project. If work moves according to plan the turnarounds will be finished and in use in time for spring break.