Special to the Bulletin

Work has begun on one of three projects in the Texas Department of Transporta-tion’s Brownwood District that are funded with dollars from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, better known as stimulus funds.

The existing surface on U.S. Highway 67 from Bangs Hill, west for three miles, will be milled off and resurfaced, district officials said.

Traffic will be moved to a single line in the outside lanes for the first phase of the project. Motorists are urged to slow down, observe work zone speed limits and watch for large construction equipment.

Prater Equipment Co. of Comanche was awarded the $1.5 million project that is expected to take a couple of months to complete.

Other ARRA projects include rebuilding U.S. Highway 84 in Mills County from near the City of Goldthwaite west to Center City — about 10 miles — that includes state funds for building the runway for Goldthwaite Municipal Airport.

E. E. Hood & Sons of Von Ormy was awarded the $5.2 million contract.

The last ARRA project will be a five-mile section of U.S. Highway 183 in Stephens County that will be let in September.