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Smith County to Begin Major Road Projects

Smith County will soon begin major road improvement projects on Jim Hogg Road, as well as five additional county roads just north of Tyler.

The Smith County Commissioners Court on January 29, 2019, awarded contracts for the projects.

Smith County Engineer Frank Davis said Jim Hogg Road, or County Road 431, is included in the county’s bond program. From Interstate 20, northward to the Lindale city limits, 3.4 miles of the road will be reshaped and rebuilt, widened to 26 feet and repaved. Left-turn lanes will also be added at the intersection with Sand Flat Road (CR 41).

The contract was awarded to Longview Bridge & Road. The project, which is in Precincts 3 and 4, will cost $1,158,444.

Smith County Precinct 3 Commissioner Terry Phillips said Jim Hogg Road is a major arterial road used by many Lindale area residents. “This is a long overdue project,” he said. “The improvements will greatly enhance the safety of Jim Hogg Road, which I know northern Smith County residents will greatly appreciate.”

Davis said he expects the project to begin in late February or early March and it will take about four months to complete, depending on the weather.

The Commissioners Court also approved a contract to Reynolds & Kay to make improvements to about 4 miles of road in Smith County Commissioner JoAnn Hampton’s Precinct 4.

The project will include County Road 485 (Texas College Road), from Loop 323 to CR 4992, as well as residential streets north of Loop 323 -- County Roads 486, 4159, 4160 and 4203.

Davis said the project is part of the county’s bond program. Work will include road reconstruction, repair and repaving. The project will cost about $611,456.

Davis said he expects the five-road project to begin in late February or early March and it will take about two months to complete, depending on the weather.

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