The construction project on SH 44 in Jim Wells County is one of the ARRA projects in the  Corpus Christi District.  The project runs from Ventura St. in San Diego to 0.15 mile east of FM 1554.  It involves rehabbing the existing roadway.  The Contractor is Bay, Ltd.  Currently the contractor is expecting to start on January 25 setting up barricades. The contract price is for $3,776,704.94.  Lane closures may be required when conditions warrant it throughout the length of the project.

Construction operations are being monitored for the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) through the Alice office of Area Engineer Chris Caron, PE.