US 287 and US 50 Resurfacing and Improvements in Lamar

Work this Week

Week of August 1, 2021

Access into Lamar Community College is limited to the north entrance on US 287.  

  • The middle and south access points to the college will be closed due to paving of US 287.
  • Access will be closed for until the end of August.
  • To access the college drive north on US 287 and use the entrance at Savage Avenue.
  • Just south of Lamar on US 287 4-lanes are now in a 2-lane head to head configuration Motorists can expect minor delays through the project limits.
  • Please obey all posted speed limits and use caution when traveling through the work zone.  

About the Project

Construction will began in March 2021 on the improvements on US 287 in Lamar. The project will include concrete pavement overlay, relocating roadway lighting, removing and replacing raised medians, storm sewer improvements, new signing and lighting and ADA curb ramp improvements.

US 287 is heavily used by motorists and freight drivers and has not been repaves since 2004. This project will improve safety by replacing crumbling roadway and raised medians, improving lighting, replacing aging signing, improve ADA curb ramps, and widen shoulders in some areas.

Virtual Open House

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Project Facts

  • Cost: $ 9,900,000
  • Contractor: Scott Contracting
  • Timeline: March 2021 - May 2022
  • Location: US 287 through the City of Lamar and onto US 50

US 287 Project Map

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Project Schedule

  • Work is scheduled to begin on Monday and is expected to last until late May 2022.  
  • Normal working hours will be from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Traffic Impacts

  • There will be single-lane closures and periodic one-way alternating travel through the work zone.  
  • Flaggers and a temporary traffic signal will direct single-lane, alternating traffic.
  • The speed limit will be reduced to 40 mph through the work zone.
  • Occasional width restrictions of 11 feet will be in place.
  • Occasional speed reductions will be in place.