Highway 87 construction causes increased accidents

On both the north and southbound side of 87 at the F.M. 477 intersection the two lanes open merge to just one, and the speed limit goes from 70 to 55 miles an hour.
Drivers have just about 100 yards to both merge and slow down.
This has created an increase in the number of accidents in the area, and has cause concern for nearby residents.

Tex dot says they are six months into the two year project, and hope to have it done in early 2019