In an ongoing effort to improve safety, the Texas Transportation Commission recently approved  $41.8 million for the expansion of 28 miles of SH 158 in Glasscock and Sterling Counties.
Reece Albert, Inc, was awarded the $19.2 project to expand a 14-mile section of State Highway 158 between Garden City and the Sterling County line. Improvements will widen the existing two-lane highway to a four-lane undivided highway. Price Construction was awarded $22.6 million to make the same improvements on SH 158 from the Glasscock County line to US 87 north of Sterling City.

“This expansion of State Highway 158 is designed to improve the safety of drivers between Sterling City and Midland and will allow the opportunity for them to pass slower moving vehicles,” said Tracy Cain, TxDOT San Angelo District Engineer.

Construction is expected to begin in February 2014 and be completed in August of 2016.

Earlier this year, Price Construction was awarded the western expansion of SH 158 from Garden City to the Midland County line. This 18-mile, $13.8 million project began in October and is expected to be completed by March 2015.