MIDLAND – A project to rehabilitate some Loop 250 frontage roads in Midland is scheduled to begin preliminary work later this month.
The overall project will rehabilitate about 6 miles of frontage roads in two sections. The first section is between the north frontage road of Interstate 20 and Highway 191. The second section is between Midkiff Road and Business 349 (Big Spring Street). Work will be done on the intersections under overpasses at Thomason and A Street as well.
In addition to the frontage road work, drainage issues will also be addressed. While the dirt work won’t require lane closures, the rehabilitation work will require significant lane closures at various stages of the project. Ramp closures will also be needed at various stages.
As of now, dirt work is expected to start this week and paving work will start in mid-August. Traffic advisories will be sent to media as those dates are known. The advisories will also be posted on the district’s Twitter feed: @TxDOTOdessa.
A width restriction of 11 feet will be place during the project.
Motorists are asked to find alternate routes if possible while the work is being done. Delays are likely during construction. Motorists are reminded that state law requires them to obey any warning signs and/or flaggers encountered in the work zone.
The work will cause frustrations for many drivers. Poor driver behavior may result from that frustration. A lack of patience on the part of drivers merging will also cause crashes. We will have increased law enforcement presence at times in the work zones.
The project is scheduled to take about eight months to be completed.
Jones Brothers Dirt & Paving of Odessa won the project with a low bid of $5.8 million.
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