Barring bad weather, a long-anticipated project to resurface Maddox Avenue, and end the persistent "bleeding" of oil from the street during hot weather, will begin Monday, March 16, according to an announcement from Dumas City Manager Arbie Taylor. The work will go from 1st Street south to 16th Street. Contractor for the job, Intermountain Slurry Seal, says work on the street should be complete by Friday, March 20, again barring bad weather. Motorists can expect to encounter closed lanes during the work. "Lane closures will be temporary and only for the time needed to apply the material and let it cure," said Taylor. Flaggers will be on hand at intersections to guide traffic.
At the end of the resurfacing, a contractor will re-stripe the avenue. Taylor urges motorists to exercise caution during the project. "Please slow down and be watching for men and machines as we work to improve the condition and appearance of Maddox Avenue," he said. "We hope to minimize disruptions as much as possible."