Due to more cold weather expected early in the week next week, TxDOT has again delayed the lane closure and Lamar Street reconstruction in Sweetwater that was scheduled for January 27.
At this time, a specific date has not yet been provided.
Due to the expected freezing weather, the lane closure across from Sweetwater Middle School which was scheduled for Thursday, January 23, is now scheduled to begin Monday, January 27.
As progress on the US 70-Business (Lamar Street) reconstruction project continues, a traffic change across from Sweetwater Middle School is planned for Thursday, January 23.
At 9 a.m. that morning, crews will close the lane on the far west side of the street for curb and gutter removal. The southbound inside lane will be open to facilitate school traffic during the early morning, afternoon and evening hours, but some temporary closures will be necessary between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Northbound and southbound traffic will have access to the school at all times.
Work on the project is ahead of schedule, making it necessary to begin construction in this area while school is in session. All work in front of the school is expected to be completed before the start of the new school year in August 2014.