As early as next month, the Texas Department of Transportation plans to start work for an overlay project on Hwy. 26 from south of John McCain Road to north of Hwy. 820.

Crews will make repairs to concrete, replace existing asphalt and re-stripe the roads. The project is divided into three segments.

  • 1,000 feet south of John McCain Road to Glade Road
  • Glade Road to Precinct Line Road
  • Precinct Line Road to north of FM 1938

TxDOT plans to get started on segment one in the coming weeks and finish up no later than September.

The estimated $4.2 million project was awarded to LANE Construction Corporation.

At press time, TxDOT was working to finalize plans for the project. Work is anticipated to last for seven months.

"We'll work, as always, to minimize impact to motorists and businesses along this busy state Hwy. 26 corridor," TxDOT spokesman Val Lopez said.