Rough Ride - KAUZ-TV: Newschannel 6 Now | Wichita Falls, TX

Rough Ride

The south bound lanes between Electra and Iowa Park are under construction and residents are dealing with a rough ride.

Texas Department of Transportation said It is a three step process to repair several miles of highway. While construction zones can be a headache, drivers are dealing with the changes.      

Adele Lewis, Public Information Officer with TX-DOT, said loose gravel can be a problem near construction zones, but encourage drivers to keep a safe travel distance.

"When asphalt and gravel poured on top of the road, it causes for a little bit loose and it does fly around." Lewis added, "After the seal coat is laid down and sealed, they will put a brand new layer of hot mix and that is what makes the smooth surface."

All the work will fix a deeper problem not seen from the surface. "It was stuff that you didn't even see, buckling of the pavement, the base underneath the roadway that was going bad and pockets." Lewis added, "It needed a total rehab on certain locations from the roadbed up."

TX-DOT hopes drivers will be patient and realize there are a few more steps in order to get the road back into good condition.

The project is set to wrap up mid September and contractors are working diligently to keep the project on time.

 

Natalie Garcia,  Newschannel 6 

  • News HeadlinesNewsMore>>

  • Russia sanctions bill exposes Trump's legislative tug of war

    Russia sanctions bill exposes Trump's legislative tug of war

    Thursday, July 27 2017 3:58 AM EDT2017-07-27 07:58:45 GMT
    Friday, July 28 2017 2:34 AM EDT2017-07-28 06:34:25 GMT
    President Donald Trump is likely to sign a tough new sanctions bill that includes proposed measures targeting Russia.
    President Donald Trump is likely to sign a tough new sanctions bill that includes proposed measures targeting Russia.
  • Lake Wichita looks to become a booming fishery

    Lake Wichita looks to become a booming fishery

    Thursday, July 27 2017 11:04 PM EDT2017-07-28 03:04:18 GMT
    Growing a fishery at Lake WichitaGrowing a fishery at Lake Wichita

    The project to revive Lake Wichita won’t just include growing new businesses, but also rebuilding a premier place to fish. The revitalization effort hit a milestone this week when a long awaited permit was approved.

    The project to revive Lake Wichita won’t just include growing new businesses, but also rebuilding a premier place to fish. The revitalization effort hit a milestone this week when a long awaited permit was approved.

  • Tip a Cop raises money for Special Olympics Texas

    Tip a Cop raises money for Special Olympics Texas

    Thursday, July 27 2017 10:39 PM EDT2017-07-28 02:39:23 GMT
    Tip a Cop rasied $2,865 in Wichita FallsTip a Cop rasied $2,865 in Wichita Falls

    Law enforcement all throughout Wichita Falls made their way to Texas Roadhouse to help serve the community in a different way than usual, as they traded in their handcuffs for aprons. Members from the Wichita County Sheriff's Department and Wichita Falls Police Department took orders and helped serve food during tonight’s ‘Tip a Cop’ fundraiser.

    Law enforcement all throughout Wichita Falls made their way to Texas Roadhouse to help serve the community in a different way than usual, as they traded in their handcuffs for aprons. Members from the Wichita County Sheriff's Department and Wichita Falls Police Department took orders and helped serve food during tonight’s ‘Tip a Cop’ fundraiser.

Powered by Frankly