ANDREWS COUNTY – A project to add passing lanes and some turning lanes and rebuild an 11.6-mile section of State Highway 176 has started in western Andrews County.
The project will enhance safety with the addition of alternating passing lanes and some turning lanes from 3.3 miles north of FM 1967 to the New Mexico state line. Turn lanes will go in at Nelson Road, NW County Road 8801, NW County Road 9701 and NW County Road 9999.
The project will also rehabilitate existing pavement to improve deteriorating pavement conditions.
Pilot cars and temporary traffic signals are scheduled to be used as part of the traffic control for the project. Flaggers may also be present at times. Motorists are reminded that state law requires them to obey any warning signs and/or flaggers they encounter in or near work zones.
In the interest of safety, the speed limit in the work zone will be reduced to 65 miles per hour. The speed limit for unpaved surfaces will be 45 miles per hour.
The project is scheduled to take about 18 months to complete. The project is scheduled to be completed in summer 2018.
Jones Brothers Dirt & Paving Contractors of Odessa won the project with a bid of approximately $10.5 million.
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