TXDOT has started re-topping the curve at FM 1485 and Firetower this morning. A layer of asphalt is being put down and the bank on the curve is going to be raised. In addition the shoulder will be widened When that is complete a sealer will be used to stop the oils from seeping out of the asphalt. New signs will be placed and the road will then be topped with chipseal, a coarse material to give tires better contact with the road.
Currently FM 1485 is down to one lane and being controlled by a flag man. The problem is vehicles are not slowing through the area. Vehicles are speeding by the workers at posted and above posted speed limits.
This past weekend a construction worker was killed in Houston as a drunk sped through the construction zone.