Contact: Dianah Ascencio
Phone: (806) 748-4472
Date: Jan. 30, 2019
Lane closures, detours planned in the towns of Hedley and Clarendon
DONLEY COUNTY — TxDOT is scheduled to begin an $8 million project this week to make roadway improvements on US 287 in the towns of Hedley and Clarendon in Donley County.
“The project will make needed improvements to the pavement structure, make drainage and lighting improvements, and is expected to enhance the overall safety of the roadway,” said Matt Herbstritt, P.E, TxDOT Childress Area Engineer overseeing the project. “The contractor will begin placing signs and barricades in the work zone on Friday, Feb. 1, and will begin construction on a temporary detour that will shift traffic to the north side of the highway through Hedley.”
Once the detour is constructed, drivers will see traffic reduced to one lane in each direction through the town of Hedley for the first phase of the project as prime contractor J. Lee Milligan Inc., of Amarillo, begins work to rebuild the roadway that will feature a concrete pavement surface.
Work to rebuild a small segment of US 287 in Clarendon will also take place simultaneously with the work in Hedley, Herbstritt added. Lane closures and traffic shifts are planned during construction.
Access through the work zone in Hedley by oversized and extra-long vehicles will be restricted during construction. Drivers should contact the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) at (800) 299-1700 for information on oversize vehicle permits, road restrictions, or other questions.
Motorists should expect possible traffic delays, are urged to use caution when driving through the work zone, and should keep the following tips in mind:
The project’s completion date is scheduled for winter 2019.
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