Motorists traveling FM 8 (Lingleville Highway) are being advised that their commute will be stalled beginning Wednesday.

A more than 18-mile stretch of highway - from Bluebonnet Street to the Eastland County line - will get a fresh coat of seal coat, according to a press release from the Texas Department of Transportation.

The purpose of the project is to lengthen the life of the roadway through application of new asphalt and rock to the existing surface.

Crews with Northeastern Pavers of Granbury are expected to be working on the highway at least 12 hours - 7 a.m.-7 p.m. While 16 days have been allotted for the project, the contractor anticipates it will take less time, according to TxDOT.

Traffic will be reduced to one lane in two to three miles sections, while the project is under way. Delays will be caused as traffic is guided through the work zone by pilot car, TxDOT said

The department is asking drivers to reduce their speed while traveling through the work zone and advising drivers to avoid following closely behind asphalt distributors as asphalt is sticky and can blow onto cars. In addition, be aware of loose gravel on the roadway.