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Amarillo Area Lane Closures (July 14, 2019)

The following list of Amarillo area lane closures is for the week of July 15, 2019 and was provided by the Texas Department of Transportation

· On Monday, July 15, the Ross exit from I-40 eastbound will be closed from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. for hot mix paving.

· Monday through Thursday, July 15 – 18, the right lane of I-40 eastbound will be closed from Eastern Street to the I-40/US 287 split through the detour for patching repairs. I-40 will be reduced to one lane through this area from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.

· On the I-40 westbound frontage road, expect periodic left lane closures between Lakeside Drive and Whitaker Road as work requires.

· Expect various lane closures for patching repairs on:

o SH 136

o US 287 including the right lane of the exit ramp from I-40

o FM 245

· Throughout the Amarillo area, continue to watch for:

o Contractor mowers

o Herbicide spot edge spraying

o Sign work

o Contractor seal coat striping and spot clean up

· As Pierce and Taylor streets disperse southbound on US 87, various lanes will be closed for tree and brush removal.

· On I-40 westbound, watch for various lane closures near the Helium Road exit for ditch maintenance.

· Watch for slow-moving operations on I-27, and at the I-40/US 287 split for vegetation management in the center medians.

Photo by TxDOT

Photo by TxDOT

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