Second Project to Begin on Highway 285

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PECOS – A $15 million construction project on U.S. Highway 285 in Reeves County is set to begin the week of Dec. 11, 2017. This is the second of several major projects scheduled to improve the highway corridor between Pecos and the New Mexico state line.

This project will add passing lanes and rehabilitate U.S. Highway 285 from Highway 302 to County Road 232. The project spans about 10.5 miles.

The construction plan calls for widening work to happen first, that will allow two lanes to be open for the majority of the project. Once widened sections are built, those sections can be used for traffic while older sections are torn out rebuilt.

Motorists are reminded that state law requires them to obey warning signs as well as any flaggers encountered in the work zone.

Delays can be expected, but every effort will be made to minimize delays. Alternate routes are encouraged if possible.

The speed limit will be 60 miles per hour in the work zone. A width restriction of 11 feet 6 inches will be in effect in the work zone.

The project is scheduled to take 19 months to be completed.

FNF Construction of Tempe, Ariz., won the project with a low bid of $15,005,109.23.

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