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Tyler, Texas 75702

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Phase 2 of CR 168 Improvements to Start

The second phase of road improvements to County Road 168 are scheduled to begin on Wednesday, October 2.

CR 168 -- between Texas Highway 155 and CR 178 (Old Palestine Highway) -- will be closed for the replacement of a temporary cross-culvert with a new concrete box culvert. Work will also include the widening and overlay of the 2.26-mile section of CR 168. 

The project, which is part of the Smith County bond program, is expected to last six weeks.

Traffic normally using CR 168 to access Owens Elementary School will be able to use CR 178 (Old Palestine Hwy) to access the school. 

The section between CR 178 (Old Palestine Highway) to Farm-to-Market Road 2493 (Old Jacksonville Road) is already complete.

Phase 1 of the road improvements, completed in August before school started, included widening the 1.28-mile section of road for better turn lanes into the school, as well as repaving it and replacing a culvert.

The contractor is Texana Land and Asphalt Inc.

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