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Safety Project Scheduled to Begin This Week
Contact: Dianah Ascencio
Phone: (806) 748-4472
Date: April 4, 2017

LITTLEFIELD – The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has started work on a $431,448 project this week to replace safety end treatments (SETs) along several roadways throughout the TxDOT Lubbock District’s 17 counties. Project contractor is Gilvin-Terrill, Ltd., of Amarillo, will begin work in Parmer County.

Safety end treatments are attachments placed or constructed at the ends of culvert pipes or boxes that allow vehicles that stray from the roadway to pass over them with little or no damage to the vehicle or passengers.

Roadways undergoing SET improvements at various locations are:

  • FM 54, SH 214 US 70 and US 84 - Bailey County
  • FM 1780, SH 125 and SH 214 - Cochran County
  • US 87 - Dawson County
  • US 84 - Garza County
  • I-27 - Hale County
  • SH 114 - Hockley County
  • FM 303, US 385, US 70, US 84 - Lamb County
  • FM 1731, FM 2290, SH 86 - Parmer County
  • US 380 - Terry County

“Most of the work is expected to take place along the right of way and off the roadway,” said Steve Perez, TxDOT Littlefield Area engineer and project manager. “Impacts to mainlane traffic will be very minimal, but motorists should continue to stay alert and minimize distractions when entering the work zone for their safety and the safety of the workers.”

The project is anticipated to be completed in mid-June. Work will take place weather permitting.

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