Beginning next week the Texas Department of Transportation will begin work on a 7.5 mile segment of US 62/82. The segment of road between Loop 289 and the Idalou city limits will be widened, resurfaced, and re-striped. Acceleration and deceleration lanes will be added.

The $7.6 million project is set to be completed in October. The project contractor is J. Lee Milligan Construction, from Amarillo, Texas. The project is being paid for through state and and federal funds.