Contact: Dianah Ascencio
Phone: (806) 748-4472
Date: April 9, 2019
BOVINA – A $17.4 million Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) project that will make improvements to more than five miles of US 60 in Parmer County is scheduled to begin this week as project contractor J. Lee Milligan, Inc., of Amarillo, TX, begins placing construction signs and barricades in the work zone.
Project improvements will focus on rehabilitating the existing roadbed and pavement, and placing a new road surface. Project limits are from 5.3 miles west of Bovina to FM 1731.
“The project is making needed improvements and repairs to the pavement and is expected to enhance the overall safety of the roadway,” said Steve Perez, P.E, TxDOT Littlefield Area engineer overseeing the project. “Crews will soon start work in the town of Bovina by making sidewalk and driveway repairs before moving onto pavement work.”
Drivers should anticipate various extended lane closures throughout the duration of the project. Speed limits will be reduced by 10 mph through active work zones.
Both drivers and motorcyclists should also be aware that uneven lane conditions may exist through the project construction zone. Work is scheduled to conclude in summer 2020 and will take place weather permitting.
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