Contractors for the Texas Department of Transportation are scheduled to perform seal coat maintenance operations on major roadways in Brownwood and Early beginning Saturday, July 30.

On Saturday and Sunday, July 30-31, crews will be seal coating US 67/84/377 (known locally as Commerce Street and Early Boulevard) from Romines Street in Brownwood to Meadow Glen Drive in Early. As part of this project, a small portion of US 183 will also be seal coated from Early Blvd. to just north of Heartland Mall.

Early next week, the crews will move to Austin Avenue (FM 2524) in Brownwood to seal coat that roadway between Avenue K and Magnolia St.

Motorists should anticipate delays during these operations. Drivers are encouraged to reduce speeds and be watchful for construction personnel in the area.

The seal coating operation is a standard roadway maintenance procedure that consists of placing a layer of oil on top of the existing pavement surface, followed by a layer of gravel. The gravel is then rolled into place with heavy machinery to create a new driving surface. This process helps to prolong the life of the roadway by filling in any existing cracks in the pavement.

TxDOT’s Brownwood District includes Brown, Coleman, Comanche, Eastland, Lampasas, McCulloch, Mills, San Saba and Stephens counties.