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Work at Intersection of SH 158 & RM 33 in Garden City Continues
Contact: Karen Threlkeld
Phone: (325) 947-9205
Date: April 11, 2014

Traffic will be impacted with lane closures, width restrictions

The repaving of the intersection of State Highway 158 and RM 33 in Garden City will be completed in four phases with each phase requiring lane closures and width restrictions. Drivers are asked to use caution while in the area and allow extra time to travel to their destination.

Phase I is expected to begin the week of April 14, with the entire intersection being completed by the end of the summer. A 10 inch depth of concrete, on four inches of asphaltic concrete pavement (hot mix), will be poured in all four directions away from the intersection. Concrete is a much more durable, although expensive, alternative to an asphalt surface. Concrete is being used because of the heavy truck traffic and turning movements, typical at this intersection. Phase 1 will include the completion of the westbound lanes of RM 33 to the west city limits (approximately 1,350 feet) and roughly 40 feet of the southbound lanes of RM 33 on the north side of SH 158.

This project is part of a larger job which will ultimately provide four-lane undivided highway from SH 158 at Sterling City to the intersection at I-20 in Midland. The 46-mile stretch has seen increased traffic from oil field activity and crashes have become more frequent. The improvements cost $55.6 million dollars.

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