HARROLD – The speed limit on US 287 near the Harrold truck stop has been lowered to 65 mph for construction. The new speed limit is enforceable immediately and will carry a double fine when workers are present.
TxDOT let a $2.5 million contract last October to upgrade the area for safety. The plans for the improvements were drawn up following a comprehensive analysis from a team of TxDOT traffic engineers.
This contract includes building new acceleration and deceleration lanes for both north and southbound US 287. Left-turn bays will also be built for north and southbound traffic using the crossovers. Sixteen new luminaires (overhead street lights) will be added to the four lights already in the area. Also more rumble strips will be added to the center of the traffic lanes.
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