State highway summer maintenance starts Friday

The Texas Department of Transportation’s regular summer “seal coat” program will reach Franklin County Friday, July 13. NE-TEX Construction, Ltd. of New Boston, will be doing the work for TxDOT.Weather permitting, the project will be fast moving. However, motorists along these routes should expect delays of about 10 minutes, as pilot cars lead one-way traffic past the work crew. For a listing of scheduled projects, see the July 12 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.