Houston Public Works began the Hamblen Road and Sorters-McClellan Road Asphalt Overlay Rehabilitation Project March 19. Houston Public Works notified the District E office that contractors were ahead of schedule and were able to start March 19 rather than the original start date of March 24.

The scope of work includes milling off an approximate 2-inch layer of old asphalt, repairing the base as needed, spraying tack coat and overlaying 2 inches of new asphalt surface pavement. The project is expected to be completed by late June 2020, weather permitting.

The project is being completed in two phases. Crews began with the overlay on Sorters-McClellan Road, which is anticipated to take approximately two weeks to finish. Once that phase is complete, crews will begin the overlay on Hamblen Road, which is expected to be finished by late June. Construction activities are expected to take place between 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

Residents and business owners should be aware that individual driveways may be inaccessible for short periods of time at various times throughout the project; however, the contractor will work with the owners to provide driveway ingress/egress as best possible. Once construction begins on the street, crews will notify residents and business owners 72 hours in advance to ensure they are aware of the changes.

As a result of the construction activities, please be aware of flagmen and orange traffic cones that will be put in place on site to help with traffic flow through the construction zone as temporary lane closures are expected. Residents may experience an increase in noise levels due to trucks and equipment in the area.

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