Motorists traveling through the city of Brownfield will see traffic changes along US 62 as the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) makes progress on a $10.6 million project to completely rebuild the existing roadway, from US 385 to the southern Brownfield city limits.
Beginning Monday, July 1, traffic from the southern Brownfield city limits to Buckley Avenue will be switched onto the newly constructed outside- lanes, said Jim Combes, P.E., TxDOT Brownfield Area engineer.
“Traffic will continue to be one-lane in each direction,” Combes said. “We anticipate traffic to remain in this configuration for the next five to six weeks, as crews work to reconstruct the inside US 62 lanes. Motorists traveling on US 62 can expect slow moving traffic and delays and are advised to watch out for construction workers working close to traffic.”
Two intersections will also see changes in the coming weeks.
The intersection at southbound SH 137 will be shifted onto temporary pavement just south of its present location. The shift will allow crews to reconstruct the permanent intersection.
Additionally, the intersection at US 385 is scheduled to open in its new configuration the week of July 8. Motorists can expect minor traffic/lane shifts as crews construct the northern tie-in.