EASTLAND COUNTY – Beginning on Wednesday, Oct. 3, motorists traveling eastbound on I-20 in Eastland County should expect to shift to a new pavement detour located north of the existing eastbound lanes at the bottom of Ranger Hill. This shift will allow contractor Zachry Construction Corporation to reconstruct the area just south of the eastbound lanes.
The traffic shift will start at the base of Ranger Hill and continue to just east of State Hwy 16. Temporary eastbound lane closures will be required on Wednesday, Oct. 3 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. as crews set up barriers for the traffic shift. At least one eastbound lane will remain open to traffic at all times.
Motorists are reminded to drive with caution in the construction area, where the speed limit is reduced to 55 mph. Traffic fines double in work zones when workers are present.
The I-20 Ranger Hill Project will improve safety by reducing the grade of the hill and softening its curve, adding a new westbound climbing/passing lane, increasing mainlane shoulder widths in each direction, and adding new continuous two-way frontage roads with shoulders in each direction. The project is anticipated to be complete in Fall 2020.
For ongoing traffic updates and additional information on the project, follow TxDOT Brownwood District’s Twitter feed, @TxDOT_BWD, and/or visit the project webpage at txdot.gov (key word search “I-20 Ranger Hill”).