SMITH COUNTY, Texas (KLTV) – Some drivers are annoyed after work on an East Texas roadway has led to break on their autos.
Roadwork on a stretch of Freeway 155 between Tyler and Anderson County has been ongoing. A number of folks say they’ve acquired injury to their autos from free gravel from the stretch of roadway having the work finished.
“Simply a whole lot of rocks arising from folks passing in each instructions,” stated Sam Moore. “I’ve acquired main rock chips on the paint and windshield, its day-after-day as a result of I’ve to go to Tyler on a regular basis for one thing.”
Moore stated he has two automobiles which have acquired injury from the gravel on the street.
“I’ve a automobile at residence that has some injury that didn’t have injury previous to the street development, however I solely drive it on Friday nights and Saturday so it isn’t pushed a lot but it surely does have slightly bit of injury,” he stated.
Danica Chalk stated the rocks and gravel have additionally brought on injury to her automobile.
“They’re simply in all places, my windshield has been damaged, I’ve had it repaired, only a crack and that occurred simply when any person was passing in entrance of me they weren’t doing something unlawful, they have been simply transferring out of the best way and it hit my windshield fairly exhausting and spidered it,” Chalk stated.
“Yesterday, the contractor started sweeping free gravel within the mission limits, over a 19-mile stretch from Loop 323 in Tyler to the Anderson County line. Over the subsequent two weeks, crews will proceed sweeping and also will apply fog seal to assist seal the roadway. The mission may also embody a sizzling combine overlay, scheduled for the weeks to come back,” a press release from TxDOT learn.
The work is being finished by a contractor, Madden Contracting Firm, LLC, out of Minden, La. A hotline has been arrange for individuals who have acquired injury to their autos from the work on Freeway 155. The quantity is 318-429-0550
Copyright 2022 KLTV. All rights reserved.