From Enterprise Staff
As work progresses on the Corrigan Relief Route being constructed on the west side of Corrigan, motorists will experience a work zone near the main lanes of U.S. Hwy. 287.
In coming days, crews will close the eastbound shoulder of U.S. Hwy. 287 from west of Reily Street to Bear Creek Crossing west of U.S. Hwy. 59. Work will include the construction of temporary asphalt pavement in preparation of an upcoming traffic shift on U.S. Hwy. 287. The traffic switch is estimated to occur in March, weather permitting, and will include moving traffic from the main lanes of U.S. Hwy. 287 south onto the temporary asphalt pavement. The traffic switch will be necessary to continue work that will widen U.S. Hwy. 287 near the Corrigan Relief Route construction.
Construction began in late 2023 on the Corrigan Relief Route after Texas Transportation Commissioners approved the $172.8 million construction for Polk County.
James Construction Group LLC out of Baton Rouge, La. is serving as contractor for the project that will bring U.S. Hwy. 59 to interstate standards with construction of new U.S. Hwy. 59 northbound and southbound lanes with controlled access.
The seven-mile project will include overpasses at the United Pacific Railroad, U.S. Hwy. 287 and Union Springs Road; entrance and exit ramps at U.S. Hwy. 59 tie-ins, and at the U.S. Hwy. 287 overpass. The project is being built to interstate standards and will promote public safety, improve emergency evacuations and support freight transport.