Contact: Gene Powell
Phone: (432) 498-4746
Date: Sept. 22, 2017
MIDLAND – A project to build an overpass on Loop 250 at Fairgrounds Road has started prep work in Midland. The project will also extend the main lanes of Loop 250 about a mile past Fairgrounds Road to the east in Midland County.
The Permian Basin Metropolitan Planning Organization identified a need for an overpass at this location. The project is one of the Permian Basin MPO’s top five priorities.
The initial phase of work may require some lane closures to allow trucks to haul material to and around the work zone. Traffic will flow normally for the most part while bridge approaches are being built.
There will be significant traffic disruptions once construction of the actual overpass begins. Traffic will also be hindered when frontage roads and main lanes are worked on in the areas where roads already exist. Most of that work is still a few months away.
A 45 mile per hour speed limit will be in place in the construction zone. A width restriction will also be put in place once work begins on the frontage roads.
Delays are expected. Motorists are asked to find alternate routes if possible. Motorists are also reminded that state law requires them to obey any flaggers or warning signs encountered in the work zone.
The project is expected to be completed in winter 2018.
The project limits go from 0.7 mile west of Fairgrounds Road to 1 mile east of Fairgrounds Road.
Price Construction of Big Spring won the project with a low bid of $12,996,699.13.
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