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Utility work continues in advance of Loop 281/RR overpass project

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LONGVIEW/GREGG COUNTY (KYTX) - The Texas Department of Transportation is overhauling a major Longview highway -- but the project could mean months of traffic headaches for drivers.

Along Loop 281, work has begun on a new overpass for the highway.

In 2009, the Texas Transportation Commission released several million dollars in funds for such projects. Loop 281 was selected for that funding -- but there were delays because of property issues and the removal of Longview city utility lines. But about a month ago, contractors began turning red East Texas dirt -- all to make way for a project expected to cost more than $15 million.

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