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Repairs to Slick 'Melting Highway' Begin Tuesday

Repairs should be complete by the end of July, officials say

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    Repairs to Slick 'Melting Highway' Begin Tuesday
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    Texas Highway 6 in Erath County

    Repairs on the so-called "melting highway" in Erath County began Tuesday.

    Texas Highway 6 was paved just last November, but a stretch of the road between Dublin and Hico becomes dangerously slick in the heat.  The road, which seeps tar and oil, has been blamed for a number of crashes.
    While the repair is underway, Texas 6 will be reduced to one lane in two-mile sections between mile markers 847 and 914 Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. 
    Repairs to the roadway should be complete by the end of July.

    Repairs on the so-called "melting highway" in Erath County began Tuesday.

    Texas Highway 6 was paved just last November, but a stretch of the road between Dublin and Hico becomes dangerously slick in the heat.  The road, which seeps tar and oil, has been blamed for a more than two dozen crashes.

    None of the crashes related to the road conditions were fatal, officials said.

    While the repair is underway, Texas 6 will be reduced to one lane in two-mile sections between mile markers 847 and 914 Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

    Repairs to the roadway should be complete by the end of July.