Transportation Commission Approves Two Highway 349 Projects 9/28/12
Texas Department of Transportation
September 28, 2012
AUSTIN - The Texas Transportation Commission awarded two contracts Thursday to widen Highway 349 in Martin County.
Taken together, the two projects will make Highway 349 a four-lane road for 33 miles across Martin County.
DelHur Industries Inc., of Port Angeles, Wash., won both contracts.
DelHur is currently working on a contract with the City of Andrews and is building a reliever route around the West Texas community.
The larger contract calls for the widening of Highway 349 from the Midland County line to Highway 176 in Martin County.
The winning bid on this project was $15,156,095.44.
The project covers 16.7 miles.
The contract calls for about 18 months of construction time.
The smaller contract calls for completing the widening of Highway 349 from Highway 176 to the Dawson County line to the north.
The winning bid on this project was $6,430,782.01.
The contract calls for about 11 months of construction time.
Part of the northern section of the project, which is a total of 16.1 miles, is already under construction.
Jones Brothers Dirt and Paving Contractors of Odessa is doing the first phase of the Highway 349 project under a $7,372,397.85 contract.
A final project to widen Highway 349 from the Martin County line to the City of Lamesa will be handled by the Lubbock District.
That project is scheduled for bid in late 2013.