Roadwork set to start on Highway 82 in Lamar Co.

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LAMAR COUNTY, TX-- Construction is set to begin on Highway 82 in Lamar County Wednesday morning.

TxDOT says contractors will begin widening about 16 miles of Highway 82 from FM 1510 in Lamar County to the Fannin County line.

The project is estimated to cost about $9 million and the work should be completed by July of 2015.

Drivers could see some lane closures, but TxDOT says at least two lanes will be open at all times.