SH 176 East: FM 1788 to I-20 in Big Spring
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SH 176 East: FM 1788 to I-20 in Big Spring

Project description

The SH 176 East project is located in Andrews, Martin, and Howard counties, beginning at FM 1788 in Andrews County and ending at I-20 in Howard County. TxDOT is proposing to expand SH 176 to improve safety and mobility along this heavily traveled corridor that serves as a critical transportation link for the energy sector. The rise in energy production has brought a large increase in truck traffic, impacting efficiency of travel and resulting in a significant increase in crashes.

TxDOT is conducting engineering and environmental studies to widen the existing two-lane undivided highway to a four-lane divided highway with overpasses at major intersections. In designing these improvements, TxDOT aims to enhance roadway safety and provide the infrastructure to support the growing transportation demand and economic opportunity in the Permian Basin.

SH 176 project map
Existing Roadway Configuration
Proposed Configuration Concept

Public involvement

The purpose of public involvement is to share project information and updates, present proposed project information, and collect public input. TxDOT held an initial virtual public meeting in December 2021 to introduce the project to the public and receive comments. Additional public meetings will be held as the project progresses as noted below. All input from the public will be considered as TxDOT moves forward with project design. 

For more information, reach out to the project team by calling 432-235-0106 or emailing

This process includes engineering studies, public involvement, and environmental evaluations. The anticipated timeline is below.

Public Involvement Schedule (subject to change):