FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 07/17/2015
Landgraf-led effort on Highway 302 begins construction
KERMIT, Texas – After hearing from many officials in Winkler County, the Texas Department of Transportation has announced that the project to rehabilitate about 8 miles of Highway 302 in Winkler County has now begun. The project will also widen Highway 302 at County Road 307 and at County Road 313.
In one of his first duties serving as a state representative, Brooks Landgraf visited with TxDOT's Executive Director, General Webber, and delivered a petition signed by residents of Winkler County, an effort spearheaded by Sheriff George Keely.
"West Texas has many examples of roads in need of repair, and Highway 302 construction is a welcome start of the work that the Texas Department of Transportation is doing to make our roads safer. I applaud them for listening to our calls for action and beginning construction. I also want to thank the hundreds of people that signed Sheriff Keely's petition and worked with me to bring a safer highway to Winkler County."
Repairs began on Wednesday and start approximately 8.5 miles east of Kermit, working toward the Ector County line. The construction will require lane closures during the day. Flaggers will stop traffic on each end of the work area, and a pilot car will lead vehicles through. There are no nighttime road closures expected at this time, although drivers are urged to "Drive Smart."
The work will run from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day. Motorists may expect delays and are asked to obey any flaggers and warning signs in the area. If possible, it is suggested that motorists find alternate routes. The project, which will also include rumble strips on the centerline and on the shoulders, is expected to be completed in late February 2016.
Contact: Michael D. Lozano