updated 3:49 PM UTC, Jul 23, 2020

Construction begins on Hwy 1746

(Emily Waldrep Photo)by Emily Waldrep

Construction is officially beginning on Highway 1746 this week and is expected to continue for at least two weeks.

The construction has been planned for months now, and TxDot recently contracted APAC to widen a mile long section of Highway 1746 near the intersection of Highway 2992.

Currently, traffic is only traveling in one lane, and wait times can last up to 20 minutes, but times may change as construction reaches its advanced stages.

This project is only the beginning of a project that will widen the rest of Highway 1746 in the future, but no concrete date has been set for that project yet.

If weather cooperates the construction will only last two weeks, but rain or extreme heat could lengthen the construction time to 3 to 4 weeks.

APAC and TxDot want to remind everyone to stay safe and pay attention and drive slowly through construction zones to avoid any accidents.

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