Project making improvements to US 62 in Crosby county

Project making improvements to US 62 in Crosby county

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(Press Release)

May 15, 2018

RALLS –The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) began a $8.56 million project this week to make roadway improvements to an 11-mile segment of US 62 in Crosby County, from US 82 to the Floyd County Line.

Project improvements include pavement repair at various locations, resurfacing the road, leveling the roadway at the old railroad crossing just north of US 82, and re-striping pavement markings, said Heath Bozeman, P.E., Plainview Area engineer overseeing the project.

“Motorists can expect several changes throughout the work zone during construction including the closing of US 62 at the old railroad crossing to allow crews to eliminate the slope,” Bozeman said. “The road was closed to traffic yesterday and drivers will need to follow the posted detour. Drivers should also anticipate various lane closures throughout the entire construction zone, with traffic being guided through the work zone and changes in the posted speed limit.”

The US 62 speed limit in the work zone will be reduced by 10 mph during construction. Even though the speed limit is being decreased, drivers should use caution through the work zone since crews will be working in close proximity to traffic and should keep the following tips in mind:

  • Slow down and always follow posted work zone speed limits. Speeding is one of the major causes of work zone crashes. Remember, traffic fines double in work zones.
  • Pay attention. Workers and heavy equipment may only be a few feet from passing vehicles.
  • Be patient. Delays from highway construction can be frustrating, but it only takes a few extra minutes to slow down for a work zone.

The project is anticipated to be completed in late-October. Allen Butler Construction, of Lubbock, is the project contractor.

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