Section of RM 652 to be Resurfaced

Contact: Gene Powell

Phone: (432) 498-4746

Date: Oct. 13, 2017

REEVES COUNTY – A project to rehabilitate a portion of RM 652 will begin later this month. The project will also replace a bridge-class culvert with a wider structure just west of the Pecos River.

The schedule calls for project barricades to be installed the week of Oct. 16. Work will begin on rebuilding and widening the culvert on Monday, Oct. 23, weather permitting.

Temporary traffic signals will be in place to handle traffic flow during the culvert replacement portion of the project. Motorists are reminded that state law requires them to obey any warning signs, signals and/or flaggers they encounter in work zones. Temporary traffic signals carry the same legal consequences as permanent signs and signals.

Width restrictions of 10 feet and reduced speed limits will also be in place.

After the culvert is replaced, 5.6 miles of RM 652 will be rehabilitated. The work will go from U.S. Highway 285 to the Pecos River. Future projects are being developed to address needs of RM 652 east of the Pecos River and west of U.S. Highway 285.

This first project is scheduled to take about six months to be completed.

Constructors Inc. of Carlsbad, N.M., won the project with a low bid of a little less than $6 million.


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