Contact: Gene Powell

Phone: (432) 498-4746

Date: Jan. 25, 2019

MIDLAND COUNTY – The first of three projects on FM 1787 will begin the week of Monday, Jan. 28, 2019. This segment runs nearly four miles between RM 1492 and FM 1788.

In addition to rehabilitating the road, the project will add 10-foot shoulders to the road. Improved shoulders offer a significant safety upgrade.

The 10-month project will require daytime lane closures. Temporary traffic signals and a pilot car will be in use at times in the project. The road will be open at night, but there will be times when motorists are driving on an unpaved surface.

Extreme caution and observance of the speed limit are crucial for safety in this project.

The speed limit in the work zone will be 45 miles per hour. Motorists are reminded that state law requires them to obey warning signs.

Jones Brothers Dirt & Paving of Odessa is the contractor on the $4.4 million project.

The other two projects will begin this summer. One stretches from FM 1788 to SH 349; the other goes from U.S. Highway 385 in Ector County to RM 1492.


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