Hockley County residents are in for some major roadwork as TXDOT expands Highway 285 from a 2 lane high way to a 5 lane thoroughfare starting this week.

Project limits are:

  • US 385 - from FM 300 to 1.86 miles south of FM 300
  • FM 300 - 203 feet south of 13th Street to 91 feet north of 13th Street.

Various lanes will be closed on US 385 and FM 300 for the duration of the construction.

From TXDOT:

 We're reconstructing a roadway next to the community's busiest events center and we know construction is going to have a major impact on local traffic," Steve Perez, TxDOT Engineer said. "Our goal is to make sure we get the work done in the safest and most efficient way possible.

This project is expected to take until 2020 to complete, so get ready to pay more attention for at least a year and a half.