US 285 Segment to Be Widened Near Fort Stockton

Contact: Gene Powell

Phone: (432) 498-4746

Date: June 12, 2017

FORT STOCKTON – A project to extend the five-lane section of US 285 a little more than a mile north of Fort Stockton is scheduled to begin on Monday, June 19.

The project starts about 0.66 mile north of I-10 and ends about 1.8 miles north of I-10.

There will be a width restriction of 11 feet in the work zone, and the speed limit in the work zone will be reduced to 55 miles per hour.

The project is designed to improve safety by providing a safe refuge for vehicles making left turns. The recent development of government offices in the area and the increased activity in the energy sector require more lanes to address the mixed traffic use.

The project is scheduled to take about three months to complete. It should be finished by early fall.

Motorists are reminded that they are required by law to obey all warning signs and any flaggers they encounter in the work zone.

Reece Albert Inc. of San Angelo and Midland won the project with a low bid of $1.244 million.


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