SH 176 West: New Mexico state line to FM 1788
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Project Description

The SH 176 West project is located in Andrews County and runs from the New Mexico state line to FM 1788. SH 176 serves as the US Department of Energy’s Waste Isolation Pilot Plan route between Big Spring, Texas, and the New Mexico state line. 

The goal of this project is to promote safety and economic development, as well as to increase rural connectivity. Vehicular and truck traffic along SH 176 has negatively impacted safety and connectivity in the area.

Existing Highway

The existing SH 176 highway is mostly a two-lane undivided rural highway from the New Mexico state line to FM 1788. The existing roadway generally consists of a 12-foot travel lane and eight to 10-foot outside shoulders in each direction with a 12-foot center passing lane that alternates for approximately 1.2-mile sections from one direction to another. There are several miles along the highway with no center passing lane.

Proposed Highway

The proposed improvements consist of widening the existing SH 176 from the New Mexico state line to FM 1788 to a four-lane divided highway. The proposed roadway would include two 12-foot lanes, a 10-foot outside shoulder, and a four-foot inside shoulder on both the eastbound and westbound sides of the highway.

Project Location Map

Proposed Typical Section

Public Involvement

The purpose of public involvement is to share project information and updates, present proposed project information, and collect public input. TxDOT is committed to working closely with the public on this project. All input will be considered as TxDOT moves forward in developing a plan to enhance the safety of this corridor while preparing for future growth.

Public Involvement Schedule (subject to change):


Contact Information

Odessa District Office
3901 E. Highway 80
Odessa, TX 79761
(432) 332-0501


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