NAVARRO COUNTY - The Texas Department of Transportation will begin rehabilitating three embankments along southbound Interstate 45 that experienced slope failure, due to the seasonís heavy rainfall, on Monday, Nov. 26, in Navarro County.

Two of the embankment slides occurred along southbound I-45 and Business 45, and one occurred along southbound I-45 and mile marker 227.

The shoulder will remain closed while rehabilitation in these areas is in progress and occasional lane closures may take place between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday-Friday.

Work includes removing the slide area, stabilizing the slope by mixing lime with the dirt to help dry it out, re-building the slope back up to the original grade, making guardrail repairs and establishing vegetation.

Contractor for the project is Ed Bell Construction Company of Dallas.

The project cost is $394,000 and is expected to take about two months to complete.