The Texas Department of Transportation will soon begin seal coating operations on U.S. 277 extending south from the Schleicher/Tom Green county line to Interstate Highway 10 in Sonora, including a stretch of about 1.75 miles that passes through Eldorado.

TxDOT spokesperson Karen Threlkeld said that the work is planned as part of the department’s routine preventative maintenance campaign which is normally carried out during the summer months.

Therlkeld explained that she did not know what part of the route will be completed first.

However, signs going up in and around Eldorado this week seem to indicate that work is likely to start inside the Eldorado city limits fairly soon.

Information listed on the TxDOT project tracker website indicates the State of Texas is planning on spending $2,424,153 on the project.

Ronald L. Wagner & Company, LP of Kendalia, Texas is listed as the contractor on most of the project. The portion extending south 12.5 miles from the Schleicher/Tom Green county line, has yet to be assigned to a contractor, according to the website.

TxDOT defines seal coating as the application of a layer of sprayed-on asphalt, followed by a thin layer of aggregate, particulate material that can be composed of sand, gravel, crushed stone, slag, recycled concrete or geosynthetic substances

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