PECOS COUNTY – A project to rebuild a U.S. Highway 67 bridge on the Pecos River is scheduled to make a major traffic change Wednesday, March 29, as the bridge is reduced to one lane for the next several months.
Temporary red-yellow-green traffic signals will be in use to direct traffic across the bridge. Motorists are reminded that these signals carry all the legal weight of permanent traffic signal structures.
Other safety measures include a width restriction of 10 feet and a 45 miles per hour speed limit in the work zone. This is being done to help provide both a safe working environment and safer conditions for motorists driving through the work zone.
The one-lane configuration is needed in order for demolition and construction of the old bridge. The lane that will remain in use is the additional lane recently added to the structure.
Alternate routes are suggested.
The bridge straddles the Pecos River and connects Pecos County with Crockett County.
The project is scheduled to be completed in late fall.
Reece Albert Inc. of San Angelo and Midland won the project with a low bid of $2,756,477.87.
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