I35W Construction and Traffic Alert

TxDOT recently put up signs along Interstate 35W throughout Denton County between Texas Motor Speedway and the Interstate 35 junction. The signs come in preparation for repavement that is set to begin July 8. The work is expected to begin in earnest on Sunday.

Construction crews with Jagoe Public Company started moving signs and equipment in place along Interstate 35W near the Denton city limits this week.

In about one week, the company plans to start repaving the freeway from where I-35W starts in Denton to the Tarrant County line.

Company President Bill Cheek Jr. said there have been a few delays in the project, but the work is expected to begin in earnest on Sunday.

To lessen the impact on motorists, crews will primarily work at night, Cheek said.

“Initially, we will perform some concrete and asphalt repairs,” Cheek said in an email to the Denton Record-Chronicle. “Then, we will remove two inches of existing pavement and replace it.”

The new pavement will be a high-performing asphalt applied with a spray paving machine, Cheek said.

It will take several months to finish the job, which costs $12 million.

Motorists should watch for detours and expect delays during nighttime travel this summer.

PEGGY HEINKEL-WOLFE can be reached at 940-566-6881 and via Twitter at @phwolfeDRC.

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