Project will Rebuild US 385 in Northern Andrews County
The 14-mile project on U.S. 385 stretches from Avenue K in Andrews to the Gaines County line. The work will include culvert work, widening at key intersections, signs, pavement markings, and median cable barriers between the main lanes of the four-lane divided highway.
The first month of work will focus on culverts and should not affect traffic. In July, widening work will begin at the various locations, and shoulders will be closed. Width restrictions of 12 feet will be put in place, but two lanes of traffic will be maintained in each direction in this phase. Lane closures will be needed once rehabilitation work starts on the main lanes.
In August, SH 115 will see some widening and rehabilitation work between Avenue A and the western city limits of Andrews. Median cable barriers will be placed along the majority of U.S. 385 in the project limits.
It is possible that work will be done around the clock at various stages. The project is scheduled to be complete around January 2024.
Reece Albert Inc. of Midland and San Angelo won the project with a low bid of a little more than $37.6 million.