Temporary road delays Hwy 49

Work on Meers Road

Temporary road delays east of the Meers T on Hwy 49 between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays through January, 2018.

Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge will be removing trees, brush and debris along Highway 49. In order to reduce potential safety hazards associated with the roadside work, the Refuge will intermittently hold traffic and reduce traffic to one-lane flow between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. daily. The work area is located between the Refuge's east entrance near Medicine Park and the intersection of Highways 115 and 49 near Holy City (Meers T Intersection). Expect intermittent traffic delays until work is completed. However, the Refuge will suspend work on weekends to avoid traffic delays.

Major access points within the work area are expected to remain open during work periods. If safety precautions warrant temporary access restrictions, areas will be identified with closure signs. Maps and additional information on road delays or closures will be available on the Refuge website or by contacting the Visitor Center at 580-429-2197.

The mission of the US. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. We are both a leader and trusted partner in fish and wildlife conservation, known for our scientific excellence, stewardship of lands and natural resources, dedicated professionals and commitment to public service. For more information on our work and the people who make it happen, visit www.fws.gov.